Established in May 2016, The Foundation was formed for the promotion of and education in Irish Cultural Art Forms and to support the members of The Paloma School of Irish Dance. The Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
In its short history, The Foundation has already proven to be extremely active in the community, hosting the Rose & Shamrock Celtic Festival, founding the Celtic Night at the Barnstormers and having its Dance-Members perform in over 50 shows each year at retirement communities, schools, private clubs, restaurants, theaters, festivals, parades, etc...
Our Clan Chief, Michael Buchanan of that Ilk, will attend the 2019 General Meeting and Gathering of the Clan on September 20-22, 2019 at the New Hampshire Highland Games and Festival Loon Mountain Resort, Lincoln, New Hampshire. Come and join us as we welcome Michael on his inaugural visit to North America as our chief. For information on the meeting email
The CBSI was formed in 1970 as the Clan Buchanan Society in America. It was founded at the Grandfather Mountain Games in North Carolina. The name was later changed to the Clan Buchanan Society International Inc., to reflect our society's expanded purpose and membership.
The society is currently divided into sixteen US and international regions with many members active throughout the United States and around the world. The wonderful thing about the CBSI is that any person who is of Buchanan descent or one of the Septs (associated family names) can join and celebrate their Scottish heritage with many links to Buchanan activities, genealogist, etc. We also accept people who know they are of Scottish descent, but are not sure what their clan or history might be!
The Octorara Covenanter Presbyterian Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational non-profit organization established in part to restore and maintain the Octorara Covenanter Presbyterian Church and its attached school room as an historical site. The Church is the oldest Covenanter Church in North America dating back to 1754. The schoolroom, a Presbyterian Academy, was added to the Church about 1880. From 1901 to 1927 the schoolroom housed Bart Township High School.
We are the families of the Scottish Clan Gordon in the United States of America. Our mission is to preserve and promote our unique heritage and Celtic culture, as we enjoy the fellowship and support of family and friends.
Joseph John Wayne owns the building, which serves as a bar and hotel. It's also the house formerly owned by Jack Kehoe, the alleged king of a secret organization of coal miners known as the Molly McGuires. The Molly Maguires were accused of being a group of renegade Irish coal miners who terrorized coal companies, railroads and their officials while hiding behind the ranks of the Irish fraternal organization, the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Year later Joe Wayne, Kehoe’s great-grandson won the fight to have his great-grandfather’s name cleared and Black Jack was pardoned by Pennsylvania Governor Milton Shapp who called the Molly Maguire trial a “miscarriage of justice.”
Representatives can register to participate in the Rose & Shamrock Festival by completing the registration form / contract below. Please note that space is limited. Groups will be chosen based on their proximity to Lancaster, their Celtic authenticity, and their contribution to The Festival.