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Eneclann Director Brian Donovan delivers a talk to Trinity M.Phil Postgraduate students.

Brian Donovan

Director of Eneclann Brian Donovan

For the third year running Eneclann Director Brian Donovan spoke last night at 6pm at Trinity College Dublin to the M.Phil postgraduate course in Public History & Cultural Heritage. Brian delivered a talk to the students about Eneclann and how we provide access to Irish history to the public, and help them discover their personal and family history  through access to archives online and expert research support.

Trinity college talks 2014“There has been a revolution in Irish family history over the last decade with millions of historic records now available through websites like findmypast, What does this transformation mean for the traditional mediums for public access to history, like libraries, archives and universities? What is the role of the private/commercial sector? and how do we foster innovation” ? There was a lively discussion chaired by Dr. Ciaran O’Neill which overran for some time and was enjoyed by all.