Author Archives: Laura Carroll

National Concert Hall: Blood and The Moon

  A new project developed by the National Concert Hall and presented as part of it’s Perspective Series 2015, Blood & The Moon offers audiences brand new interpretations on the work of one of Ireland’s most respected poets W.B. Yeats. … Continue reading

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Discover Your Family History Day 2015 (National Heritage Week )

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Research Tip of The Week

Carmel Gilbride sheds light on why an index is never as good as an original record, for research. I am continually surprised that family historians are satisfied to simply look at an online index and assume it relates to their … Continue reading

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Behind The Scenes at the National Library of Ireland

  One recent visitor to the Library was all keen to get started on searching the newly released parish registers… The baptism he wished to view was…..his own! Alas we had to disappoint him, as parish registers for the 1930s … Continue reading

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Expert Workshop: Charity Fundraiser

As part of the Expert workshops series, Hilary Tulloch IGRS, will be speaking on Irish family history and the records of the India office. This event on the 12th of September is a Gala event for “Up the Hill with … Continue reading

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News Digest

Conan O’Brien and Lisa Kudrow think Irish ancestry is impossible to trace (VIDEO) http://www.irishcentral.com/culture/entertainment/Conan-OBrien-Lisa-Kudrow-complain-Irish-ancestry-is-impossible-to-trace-VIDEO.html Diaspora must be involved in centenary discussions http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/generation-emigration/diaspora-must-be-involved-in-centenary-discussions-1.2328151 Irish American family saves their ancestors’ pub in Ireland (PHOTOS) http://www.irishcentral.com/culture/Irish-American-family-saves-their-ancestors-pub-in-Ireland-PHOTOS.html FamilySearch Opens New Seattle Family Discovery Center … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Trim 1913-23.

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Free Summer talks in the NLI: WEEK 6

The Summer Talks at lunchtime will take place every Tuesday and Thursday in August & September from 1-2pm, Week 6 we look at the role of local history in family history.Local history examines the story of a person in their community, in a … Continue reading

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FREE summer talks in the NLI : Week 5

The Summer Talks at lunchtime will take place every Tuesday and Thursday in August & September from 1-2pm, WEEK 5 will explore the military origins of the Irish diaspora.The Irish diaspora had its’ roots in the conquest of Ireland and in military service … Continue reading

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Research Tip of The Week

Regular readers of this newsletter know that the Eneclann genealogists provide the Genealogical Advice Service in the National Library of Ireland every summer. One of the most common questions from visitors availing of the service, is how to trace a … Continue reading

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