A Butler Rally is
held every three years in Kilkenny, Ireland to co-incide with the
Triennial General Meeting (TGM) of The Butler Society. The last
rally was in August 2012.
Videos and photos can be viewed here: http://www.thebutlersociety.org/.
Click here for some old newspaper reports.
THE NEXT KILKENNY RALLY
The seventeenth Triennial Rally in Kilkenny is expected in 2015.
In August 1998, the German von Buttlar families held a
very successful gathering in Berlin and Kassel, which numerous members
of the Butler Society attended. Occasional gatherings have also been
held in other countries, including USA, Canada, Spain, Argentina and New
Zealand. In 1990, we had a memorable rally in Toronto. Two
seminar-style genealogical gatherings have also taken place in Cambridge
(1979) and Oxford (1986), England.
WHAT IS A RALLY ?
Rallies and gatherings are arranged by members, for members. They
tend to be social occasions which offer a great opportunity to get to
know others with whom one may have corresponded, and who share an
interest in the same subject. Some come to visit their roots, some
to exchange information, some to enjoy the party. Tours and speakers
are organised as economically as possible, and visits are arranged to
places which may not normally be open to the public. The locations
usually have strong Butler connections. Have a look at the
schedule of the 1997 Kilkenny rally.