Brian Donovan - Findmypast.ieLots of Irish family
history records are free. The 1901 & 1911 census, BMDs from 1864
onwards, Catholic church records and more. But they’re not enough to
tell your family’s story, what happened in their lives, the trials,
joys, struggles and controversy. They often aren’t enough to explain a
mystery like why they left Ireland. In short they help tell you what
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Working with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, we are researching Ireland’s unique DNA. We need volunteers to provide samples for this research. If your 8 great-grandparents came from the same area, we need you.
Flagging Ireland is a new 52-page full colour publication (August
2015) by the Genealogical Society of Ireland, edited by Stan Zamyatin.
It deals with the design and use of flags in Ireland, north and south.
It is intended for use by school;s, colleges, sporting clubs and local
communities to assist them in the design, manufacture and use of flags.
This guide takes the reader through the steps to create a wonderfully
vibrant and visible representation of the unique local identities of
communities and groups.
The price is €10 +€2 p&p
For the month of October, the book is available at a discount of €3. Click here
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Our archivess and research centre are closed. We hope to re-open in a new location soon
Stop Press: New premises for Archives and Research Centre.
Dateline 12th June........ We got firm news of a new premises
for our Archives and Research Centre. We will be relocating in a
modular building in a secluded location in the grounds of Dún Laoghaire
Leisure Centre. Members can now have a swim, a workout and a coffee or
snack, all on the same campus. The address is Loughlinstown Drive, off
Wyatville Road and is on the routes of the No 7 and 111 buses. There is
plenty of free carparking.
The building is well fitted out for our needs, with plenty of space, and
good facilities for archives, computers etc. In the next few days we
will put together a plan for moving in quickly, so we will be calling on
members to join a "meitheal" to help us on the moving day. We are very
grateful to Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council for their help in
making this building available.