Expert Workshops for Continuous Professional Development

The Expert Workshops for Continuous Professional Development, start again this September.

The workshops will take place:

3pm on Thursday 11th Sept, in the Davis Theatre, Arts Block, Trinity College with Kay Caball on
Researching The Kerry Girls: Emigration and the Earl Grey Scheme

Kay, has written a number of family and local histories. Her book The Kerry Girls tells us the true sory of 117 Kerry girls sent to Australia in 1849/1850 from Workhouses in Dingle, Kenmare, Killarney and Listowel, under the auspices of the Earl Grey ‘Orphan’ scheme. Having completed the Certificate in Family History & Genealogical methods at the University of Limerick, she used her genealogical experience to trace these long forgotten girls back to their roots in Kerry. She is a member of the Ancestor Network’s Expert Panel.

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2pm on Saturday 13th Sept, in the Trustee’s Room, National Library of Ireland, Kildare St with Dr. Gerard Moran on
Emigration From the Workhouses and Family History

Dr. Gerard Moran has been a lecturer in the Dept. of History at NUI Galway and NUI Maynooth, where he established and was it’s director of the MA in Irish History programme. He has published extensively on nineteenth-century Ireland and his research interests include Irish emigration and diaspora, agrarian agitation and social conditions in Ireland. He is the author of Sending Out Ireland’s Poor: Assisted Emigration from Ireland in the Nineteenth Century (Dublin 2004); Sir Robert Gore Booth and his Landed Estates in County Sligo: Land, Famine, Emigration and Politics, 1825-1876 (Dublin 2006); and is joint-editor of Galway: History and Society (Dublin 1996) and the forthcoming Mayo: History and Society.

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Numbers are strictly limited, and anyone who would like to attend this free workshop should apply for a ticket by writing to


Tickets will be assigned on a first come basis.

jack and jill foundation

As part of our monthly “Continuous Professional Development in Irish Family History workshops”, we will be helping to raise money for the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation , we will have a little stand set up at our workshops for anyone who would like to donate what they can to such a worthy cause, all proceeds will go to the charity and hopefully make a difference to those who need it. 🙂

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