"Ireland's most active genealogical society"
“Ireland’s most active genealogical organisation”
We have a core group of very active volunteers who give of their time to keep the Society vibrant and active. We always welcome volunteers who can contribute to that activity. It is a great way to meet like-minded members and create new friendships, while always advancing one’s knowledge about genealogy.
Morning Open Meetings
On the 4th Wednesday each month (except December) the society holds a morning meeting at 10.30am. This is an opportunity for members, potential members and members of the general public to meet, to discuss relevant matters. There is usually no formal agenda. Coffee and biscuits are served. There is a nominal charge to cover costs
Morning meetings currently on hold due to Coronavirus restrictions.
On the second Tuesday each month the society hosts a lecture on a subject of interest to members. Details of upcoming and previous lectures will be found here, together with details of how to get there. A small donation (€3) is expected.
Lecture schedule is currently on hold due to Coronavirus restrictions.
Advice and Research
We provide a research and advice service on Wednesdays and on Saturday afternoons in our Archive and research centre in Loughlinstown.
New system is place for research centre due to Coronavirus restrictions – see latest update.
We undertake research activities and projects from time to time
We do not confine our activities within our own organisation.
We are regularly invited to support the activities of other kindred organisations, by providing lecturers, by providing a genealogy help and advice desk.
We also participate in shows such as “Back to our past” and/or in support of TV, radio and other media
We provide articles to magazines, ezines, and other websites on genealogy-related matters
Keeping the society going is always a challenge. And we always have plans for the future, which are impossible to progress. We keep our costs to an absolute minimum – all of the Society activities are provided by volunteers, and expenses must be fully justified,...
An Daonchartlann reopening on APPOINTMENT ONLY basis (no exceptions).
COVID-19 - Level 3 Restrictions
Ireland’s Genealogical Gazette September 2020 Issue is out now
An Daonchartlann - Archive & Research of the @GenSocIreland will be CLOSED on Wednesday 19th August 2020. An Daonchartlann will reopen at 10.00hrs on Wednesday 26th August at 10.00hrs by APPOINTMENT ONLY to firstname.lastname@example.org
An Daonchartlann & Covid-19 An Daonchartlann – Archive & Research Centre is open each Wednesday between 10.00hrs to 16.00hrs (subject to current advice at the time) The new system for operating the archive due to Covid-19, is as follows. (1) All visits...
Ireland’s Genealogical Gazette July 2020 Issue is out now
Ireland's Genealogical Gazette December Issue is out now. ......Previous Issue
The next coffee morning is on Wednesday 27th November at 10.30 at Hardy’s Bar in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire. A donation of €3 is expected
GSI November lecture now online The 19th Century Valuation of Ireland – Frances McGee Lecture delivered to GSI on Tuesday 12th Nov 2019