Author Archives: Laura Carroll

Behind The Scenes at the National Library of Ireland.

Behind the scenes in the Genealogy Advisory Service The fun of the genealogy service in the National Library is that we never know in advance who we’ll meet, or what stories we’ll hear.  Our job is to listen, to identify … Continue reading

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News Digest

  Painting bought for US$90 in thrift shop could be worth millions. https://news.artnet.com/market/sigmar-polke-thrift-store-318211?utm_campaign=artnetnews&utm_source=072015daily&utm_medium=email The Irish fighter boy and his flying shamrock http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/The-Irish-fighter-boy–his-flying-shamrock.html Nicole Kidman’s ancestry traced to Longford http://utv.ie/Entertainment/2015/07/21/Nicole-Kidmans-ancestry-traced-to-Longford-41496 Four massive cruise ships bring 13,000 visitors to Dublin http://utv.ie/galleries/Four-massive-cruise-ships-bring-13000-visitors-to-Dublin/455/ An … Continue reading

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The Abbey Theatre and Easter 1916

Join historian Fearghal McGarry for the launch of his essay,The Abbey Theatre and Easter 1916 and for a discussion of the Abbey Theatre’s involvement in the events of Easter 1916. Presented as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival’s BOOKING DETAILS FOR … Continue reading

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Free Summer Talks in the NLI: WEEK 2

The Summer Talks at lunchtime will take place every Tuesday and Thursday in August & September from 1-2pm. Paul McCotter Tuesday 11th of August  ‘Irish Surnames, a family heirloom’ ‘Our surname is our oldest family heirloom, as the late Dr. Edward McLysaght … Continue reading

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Space and Settlement in Medieval Ireland

    Released this week is ‘Space and Settlement in Medieval Ireland’, published by Four Courts Press in Dublin. This collection of eleven essays is developed from papers given at the Space and Settlement annual conference held in Trinity College Dublin, … Continue reading

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Research Tip of the week

Late Registrations Anyone who has spent hours in the GRO sifting through the indexes will be aware of the phenomenon of ‘late registrations’. Like a product from the Ronseal factory, they are exactly what they say on tin, late registrations … Continue reading

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Free Summer Talks in the NLI: WEEK 1

The Summer Talks at lunchtime will take place every Tuesday and Thursday in August & September from 1-2pm, here are the first two speakers. Gianpiero Cavallieri (RCSI) Tuesday 4th of August The Irish DNA Atlas The Irish DNA Atlas is a genetic study … Continue reading

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PODCAST: The migration of Irish women to colonial Australia by Dr Liz Rushen

This podcast is a recording of The Expert Workshop talks organised by Ancestor Network and Eneclann that take place in the National Library of Ireland every month ( except for August and December), The following talk took place June 17th … Continue reading

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News Digest

Catholic parish registers in Ireland from 1740′s on now published online: http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/genealogy/Genealogical-treasure-trove-as-Catholic-parish-register-published-online.html Chicago May: The Irish queen of crooks: http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/Chicago-May-The-Irish-queen-of-crooks.html Celebration of Irish who built the world’s major cities comes to New York and Chicago (VIDEO): http://www.irishcentral.com/culture/community/Celebration-of-Irish-who-built-the-worlds-major-cities-comes-to-New-York-and-Chicago-VIDEO.html Rare 1880s photo … Continue reading

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Catholic Parish Registers go online for the first time.

  The National Library of Ireland has officially launched their new web-repository of parish records. Covering more than a 1,000 parishes throughout the island of Ireland, the registers consist primarily of baptismal and marriage records, also including names of people involved, such … Continue reading

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