About Eneclann

Eneclann was founded in 1998 by Brian Donovan and Fiona Fitzsimons, both History graduates of Trinity College Dublin.

We offer a wide range of Irish history and heritage services:

  • Irish Family History Research
  • Irish Heritage and History Consultancy
  • Archives and Records Management
  • Digitisation
  • Digital Publications

Genealogy, Heritage and History
Eneclann’s core research team has been in place since 1998 and have completed over 15,000 individual research assignments. During that time they have developed key areas of specialisation, being especially strong on pre-Famine research and having a reputation for solving genealogical puzzles and untangling even the thorniest family trees.

Eneclann’s genealogists have worked on Who Do You Think You Are? (Irish, British, Canadian and Australian series), Where Were Your Ancestors During the Famine? (RTÉ), and NBC’s Faces of America, among others. They also traced President Barack Obama’s family tree back to the late 1600s in Ireland. Find out more about our Irish family history research.

As well as researching family histories, the team investigates house histories and undertakes heritage projects for public and private clients, such as the Irish Battlefields Project which was undertaken for the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government, in association with Headland Archaeology Ltd.Find out more about our heritage projects.

Archives and Records Management
Eneclann’s archives and records management team was established in 1999 and provides professional services to organisations such as schools, archives, museums and private companies, as well as to the government and semi-state sectors. Services include strategic consultancy, project management and implementation across a broad range of areas including archives and disaster recovery. Find out more about our archive and records management work.

Digitisation and Digital Publications
Eneclann’s digitisation team are known for their expertise in creating preservation digital images of manuscripts dating as far back as the 14th century. Their reputation for high quality indexation and transcription of historical records means that Eneclann have been selected to work with virtually every cultural institution in Ireland.The digitisation team at Eneclann have successfully completed projects involving millions of images and digital records. Find out more aobut our digitisation and digital publications work.

Eneclann has a reputation for innovation; shortly after its launch we were awarded top prize in the Irish Campus Company Development Awards sponsored by University College Dublin (UCD) and the Dublin Business and Innovation Centre (DBIC).

Eneclann is an institutional member of the following organisations:
Irish Family History Society
The Irish Ancestral Research Association
The Genealogical Society of Ireland
An Taisce – The National Trust for Ireland
Irish Genealogical Research Society
Archives and Records Association, UK and Ireland
Records Management Society

All our genealogists are members of APG (The Association of Professional Genealogists). Fiona Fitzsimons sits on the Board of Directors of APG.

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