Ireland Branch

The Ireland Branch of the Irish Genealogical Research Society (IGRS) was established in 1967 and was reorganised with an elected committee in 1986 at the request of members living in the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland.

The IGRS Ireland Branch is very active, and organises its own series of lectures, events and AGM. It works closely with the Council in London in running the Society.

All IGRS members who are resident in either the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland automatically enjoy membership of the Ireland Branch. Members who are resident in other parts of the world are welcome to join Ireland Branch events when they are visiting Ireland.

Contact the IGRS Ireland Branch Honorary Secretary by email

Upcoming Ireland Branch Activities 2014

Ireland Branch Genealogy Open Day:
Saturday 24th May 2014 [10:00am - 4:30pm].
Details to follow.

Past Ireland Branch events


Ireland Branch AGM & Lecture:
Saturday 12th April 2014
Venue: Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2
14:30 AGM (members only)
15:15 “Exhibiting WW1 at the National Museum of Ireland” presented by Lar Joye, Curator, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks.  (Members and non-members very welcome)
Admission: free

Spring Lecture:
Wednesday 19th March 2014 at 7:00pm
at Helen Roe Theatre, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland,
63 Merrion Square South, Dublin 2

Speaker: Peter Bailey: ‘The Irish in India’. Full details.


Back To Our Past, Stand No 1
Friday 18 October to Sunday 20 October 2013
The IGRS will once again be at Ireland’s very own family history fair.
The exhibition, and its valuable programme of lectures, is held at the RDS, Dublin.
Report on the IGRS at Back To Our Past 2013

Summer Outing
Saturday 15 June 2013
A full-day outing, with tours of Darner House/Roscrea Castle in Co Tipperary,  East Clare Heritage Centre, and Portumna Castle and nearby Portumna Workhouse in Co Galway.
Report of the Summer Outing.

Genealogy Open Day
Saturday 25 May 2013: 10:00am – 4:30pm
Four lectures, Expert Q&A, Silent Raffle. See Report of the day.

Ireland Branch AGM and Lecture
Saturday 20 April 2013: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Venue: Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2.
Title: ‘Using Vestry Records for Family History Research’, with Dr Maighréad Ní Mhurchadha
Cost: Free. Members-only to the AGM. Lecture at 3:15pm, and everyone is welcome.

Ireland Branch Spring Lecture
Wednesday 20 March 2013.
Venue: National Library of Ireland. Cost: Free. Time: 7pm.
Title: DNA – Brick Wall Buster?, with Dr Maurice Gleeson

For previous events, see Ireland Branch Archives

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