Author Archives: Laura Carroll

Eneclann and Findmypast are coming to a town near you!

To mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, family history experts from Findmypast and Eneclann,are touring Ireland to help you trace your ancestors for FREE This is a FREE event open to all members of the public, all you have … Continue reading

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News Digest

  In January 2013 a team of builders discovered a hoard of gold coins beneath the floor of a pub in Main St. Carrick-on-Suir, co. Tipperary. Eamonn P. Kelly investigates. *http://www.irishartsreview.com/gold-standard/ Recent excavations at Rathfarnham Castle have brought the former … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Archives to be explored in the National Irish Visual Arts Library.

In 2015 Fiona Fitzsimons hosted the successful Summer Talks series at the National Library of Ireland. Now the talks are available as podcasts. Eve Parnell Archives to be explored in the National Irish Visual Arts Library. In this podcast Eve … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Heraldry, War Stories from the Genealogist’s case-book.

In 2015 Fiona Fitzsimons hosted the successful Summer Talks series at the National Library of Ireland. Now the talks are available as podcasts. Bruce Durie Heraldry War Stories from the Genealogist’s case-book. Records of registrations of coats of arms – … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Irish Surnames a Family Heirloom

In 2015 Fiona Fitzsimons hosted the successful Summer Talks series at the National Library of Ireland. Now the talks are available as podcasts. Paul MacCotter  Irish Surnames a Family Heirloom    ‘Our surname is our oldest family heirloom, as the … Continue reading

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Research Tip of the week

Genealogists place a great importance on the naming patterns within a family, they can give us clues as to the names of the paternal and maternal grandparents.  It’s also worth bearing in mind, however, that children were often named after … Continue reading

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Expert Workshop for CPD: February 2016

We have a fantastic programme of speakers and subjects lined up for the 2016 series of Expert Workshops. Some of it has never been seen, or tried before in public! Ask me more, in person. In February our guest speaker … Continue reading

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Rootstech 2016

  This years Rootstech conference will be in Salt Lake City, Utah from February 3-6. Rootstech is a unique global family history event where people of all ages learn to discover and share their family stories and connections through technology. … Continue reading

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Three Summer Schools on offer from ACE at University College Cork

Ancestral Connections: Irish Genealogy Summer School -26 June – 2 July 2016  Have you developed an interest in tracing your Irish roots? If so then the Irish Genealogy Summer School at UCC:,Ancestral Connections 2016 is right for you. Running from the … Continue reading

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Podcast: Social geography of Ireland

Andy Bielenberg Social geography of Ireland: Was there a Protestant exodus from the south of Ireland in the early 20th Century? Andy Bielenberg has undertaken the most in-depth demographic analysis of the decline in the Southern Protestant population, in early 20th … Continue reading

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