All O'Briens (O'Bhriain, O'Briain, O'Brian, O'Briant, O'Breen, O'Bryen, O'Bryon, O'Bryan, O'Bryant, Bryan, Bryant, Bryen, Brian, Brien, Briend, Briens, Brine, Brion, MacBrien, MacBryen, McBrian, McBrien, McBryen, Ni Bhriain and other fine families) who are descended from our progenitor, Brian Boru are members of the O'Brien Clan.
The O'Brien Clan Foundation is different from the O'Brien Clan. We are a charitable 501(c)3 organization created for the purpose of raising money for scholarships for Irish men and women to improve their lives. Our primary fundraising activity is providing immersive historical tours of Ireland, focusing on Brian Boru as well as the castles of his descendants, the O'Briens. Pilgrimage is the term we use for our tours - we like to think that all descendants of Brian Boru should come back to Ireland at least once to visit the land of their forebears and explore their personal history. The founder of the O'Brien Clan Foundation is Conor O'Brien, the 37th direct descendant from Brian Boru. If you join us on one of our Pilgrimages, you will have the opportunity to meet Conor personally.
The goal of the O'Brien Clan and Foundation is to celebrate the history of Brian Boru, promote the annual pilgrimage to Ireland to allow his descendants to experience walking in his footsteps across Ireland, and to raise money for educational purposes of O'Briens and their kin in Ireland. We hope you will support our scholarship mission by coming on a Pilgrimage. We use the discounts received from our hotel and tour partners to fund these scholarships to Trinity College and other educational institutions. So you can learn history, drink Guiness, explore beautiful medieval villages and castles, and help fund educational opportunities for young Irish men and women. What could be better?