Entries by Curtis Hannay

Hanna of the Close

Posted by admin on April 5, 2012 Keith Hanna’s book on Ulster-Scots Hannas (portions of which were aired as part of a BBC special) is available for roughly £13 from Keith Hanna directly (postmaster@kdehannaithe.plus.com) and from Selections Shop in Kilkeel: Selections Shop, 15 Greencastle Street Kilkeel, County Down BT34 4BH NORTHERN IRELAND Tel. Cliff Coulter on […]

Hannas of Kilkeel part of BBC History Program

Posted by admin on February 25, 2012 UPDATE – March 2018 – The BBC documentary listed below is available at a new address online (NOTE: regional web restrictions may prevent access outside the UK; e.g. if you are connecting to the internet from the USA, you will most likely not be allowed to see it). Keith […]

Origin of the Tartan

Posted by franklaw on January 6, 2012 There are many Hannay tartans out there, some radically different from others, but the generally accepted tartan today, i.e. the one that the Clan Hannay Society uses in all its material, and which is worn by visitors to the annual gathering, was officially registered with the Lord Lyon […]

2011 Clan Gathering and Annual General Meeting

Originally posted by franklaw on May 30, 2011 The annual gathering of the Clan Hannay Society was held on Saturday May 28th with the 49th AGM and lunch in Garlieston Village Hall, followed by a visit to Sorbie Tower. In the evening there was a dinner and Ceilidh/dance at the Creebridge Hotel. Sixty five people attended the […]

Thank You to Sorbie Tower Donors

Posted by franklaw on November 20, 2010 Stephen Hanna, our resident Sorbie Tower Guide,  would like to thank all visitors to the tower  — members and non-members alike — for being so generous with their donations. The amount given so far  from tours stands at around GBP1,500.00 ($3,000) over a period of two years.

Scots Magazine Article about the Hannays

Posted by franklaw on November 1, 2010 The chief was recently interviewed in an article about the Hannays in the October 2010 issue of the Scots Magazine — Although the article itself is not online, you can purchase the October issue in news stands while still in stock or order a backissue from the publisher […]

2010 Gathering and Annual General Meeting

The 47th annual Clan gathering was held on May 29th this year, with an AGM and lunch in Garlieston village hall, followed by a visit to Sorbie Tower and a dinner and ceilidh dance in the evening. Forty four people attended the AGM, including two clan members from Tasmania, two from America, and six from […]

Photos from the Chief’s Visit to the Glengarry Highland Games

The Chief attended the Glengarry Highland Games August 1-2, 2008 in Maxville, Ontario, Canada.  As the official representative of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs, Chief David Hannay was given the honour of leading the Parade of Clans in front of a crowd of several thousand spectators. Dr. David R. Hannay was attending the Glengarry Highland Games as part […]

2008 Clan Gathering and Annual General Meeting

Originally posted by franklaw on June 1, 2008 A successful Clan Gathering was held on Saturday afternoon May 31st, when about 50 people were piped to Sorbie Tower by the new clan piper, David Hanna from Northern Ireland. In the morning there was an AGM and lunch at Garlieston Village Hall and in the evening […]