Where historical Geography meets Genealogy Brian Hollinshead
talk will include some of the many types of historical boundaries that
have relevance for genealogy with some details of their history. The
manner in which these nest, sometimes within each other and the
implications of enclaves and exclaves will also be reviewed. Various
electoral and registration districts will get a mention as well. The
talk will include extracts of some old and some new maps of boundaries
still in use as well as some long since invisible.
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
Our Opening Hours
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.
Click here for a map showing our new location behind the Loughlinstown Leisure Centre, Loughlinstown Drive, Loughlinstown
We are very grateful to Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council which has made the premises available to us.
We will be open for members on Wednesdays 10.00am-4.00pm
To get there:-
(a) by public transport (bus) - take the 7a bus from Mountjoy Square via City Centre and Dun Laoghaire to Loughlinstown. Buses every half hour. The terminus is about 200m from our premises
(b)by public transport (Luas/Bus) - Take Luas to Brides Glen - Take 111 bus to Loughlinstown Leisure Centre. Bus hourly on the half-hour
(c) by car from the M50 - at Junction 16 follow the signs for Loughlinstown. Straight on through the Cherrywood roundabout, and over the N11 flyover. At the second traffic lights beyond the flyover turn right into Loughlinstown Drive. Follow this twisty road for about 1km to Loughlinstown Leisure Centre (very large buildings on right). GSI is behind these buildings
(d) by car from N11 southwards - after Cabinteely junction, and Topaz garage move to left lane and exit left to Wyatville Road. At the second traffic lights on Wyatville, turn right into Loughlinstown Drive. Follow this
twisty road for about 1km to Loughlinstown Leisure Centre (very large
buildings on right). GSI is behind these buildings