From the Dublin 'Evening Press' 14 September 1993:
They came from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, America, Britain and from the length and breadth of Ireland. The Worldwide Reunion of people named Brabazon was held in Bray, Co Wicklow and Swinford, Co Mayo, during late August. Among the Receptions was one hosted by Lord and Lady Meath and their family, heads of the Brabazon Family, hosts at Killruddery House. The youngest participant was Connor Brabazon, aged six weeks. The Brabazon family first came to Ireland from England in the 16th century, settling around Dublin and the Galway/Mayo areas.
Welcome to the Brabazon Blog! We are trying to get a forum going that would be more instantaneous and universal than either the family website (brabazonarchive.com) or separate emailing. We have commenced with a handful of topics - taken from the website - to kick-start conversations. Your suggestions for additional areas of interest and emails of a personal nature can be sent to Michael Brabazon at email@example.com
As we are probably all now aware, the Brabazon Clan is not homogenous but rather a mosaic of smaller genetic groupings, sometimes explicable by descent via a Brabazon female line, sometimes due to the adoption of the Brabazon name for various known or unknown reasons. By casting the discussion network as wide as possible perhaps we can begin to shed more light on each of the sub-lineages of the Clan - worldwide brainstorming, so to speak!
The Earl and Countess of Meath remain the standard bearers of the Brabazon name, and I think we would all agree that we have an excellent family at the very heart of the Brabazon Clan. Across the spectrum of our Family we are a good microcosm of Irishness in all its cultural forms and our cohesiveness in diversity is perhaps the best testimony to the greatness of our ancestors. So start blogging and let's see where it goes!