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New Kennedy chief inaugurated in Rearcross

Wednesday, 16th July, 2014 4:06pm
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New Kennedy chief inaugurated in Rearcross

Brian Patrick Kennedy presenting a white wand and scroll of appointment to Rody Kennedy, first chief of the Kennedys in over 400 years, with Rody’s wife Ann.

New Kennedy chief inaugurated in Rearcross

Brian Patrick Kennedy presenting a white wand and scroll of appointment to Rody Kennedy, first chief of the Kennedys in over 400 years, with Rody’s wife Ann.

At an open air ceremony at Curreeny Hedge School memorial on Sunday July 6th, Rody Kennedy of Rearcross was inaugurated as the first Kennedy chief in over 400 years.
A crowd of people made the journey to the site on a high hillside at Windygap to witness the ceremony. Kennedys and their relatives and friends from all over expressed their approval of the proceedings and welcomed Rody Kennedy as their new chief.
Rody Kennedy is the first chief to be inaugurated under the Brehon system since since Conor, alias McTigue, of Ballycahill (Nenagh). His inauguration follows the work of Australian researcher Brian Patrick Kennedy, who has written a number of books about the Kennedy line, and claims former US President John F Kennedy's ancestry can be traced back to North Tipperary.

 

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