Mary Farrell Byrne Ambassador Liaison Officer

My name is Mary Farrell (Byrne) from Longford Town, now living in Navan, Co. Meath. My late parents were Eileen and Harry Farrell who joined the Clan back in 1992, the early stages. They were committed members of the Clan, always involved in the activities of the clan rallies.

My father’s interest in history and genealogy saw him compile a tremendous amount of data in relation to the Farrell Clan members around the world. He was responsible for the Clan Newsletters which are now a rich source of information for researchers and students of Farrell and indeed Longford history.

My father Harry was an employee of the Longford Leader for fifty years, he had wonderful influence within the media which helped create many opportunities and new connections between individuals and groups around the world.

I have fond memories of meeting other Farrell’s who were tracing their family roots calling to the house.

A specific memory of mine was meeting the Hollywood Actor Will Ferrell, along with his father and brother who traced their name to Edgeworthstown. My dad was the first to meet them in the Longford Arms hotel and he was delighted to help them.

I joined the Farrell Clan committee in 2023 as I was interested in keeping up the connection to the town and people, and at present serve as a Joint International Ambassador Liaison Officer with Pat Farrell.

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