Events

The Irish Genealogical Research Society hosts lectures and other events every year.

Events held in England, both upcoming and past, are listed below. See also the Ireland Branch events list.
 
 

2017

London Open Day and AGM

Confirmation of the date, venue and speakers will be posted here as soon as details have been confirmed.
 
 


Past events

2016

London Open Day and AGM: Saturday 7 May 2016

This relaxed and friendly event includes tea/coffee and biscuits, a bookstall, two lectures, a light finger-buffet lunch, and the AGM. Everyone is welcome to stay for the AGM, but non-members cannot vote.

Venue: City of Westminster Archives Centre, 10 St Ann’s Street, London.  SW1P 2DE. (Entrance by Morrison Court; Tube: St. James’ Park & Westminster)

Times: 10:30am to 3:30pm.

The detailed programme and booking information will be advised in due course.

Directions : The nearest Underground stations are St. James’ Park & Westminster. Contact details and street directions can be found here.


2015

London Open Day and AGM: Saturday, 9 May 2015

Venue: City of Westminster Archives Centre, 10 St Ann’s Street, London.  SW1P 2DE.

The programme:

10:30 : Registration, coffee and biscuits
11:00 : The Irish in the American Civil War, with author and historian Damian Shiels.
12:00 : Irish Church Records, with genealogist Paul Gorry MAPGI.
13:00 : Lunch
14:00 : IGRS AGM (All are welcome to attend, but only members may vote – why not join on the day!)
15:30 : Close

Cost : For the morning & lunch: £25 members; £30 non-members. The AGM is free.

Booking: To book, please choose one of the following methods:

  • Send cheque to The IGRS, 18 Stratford Ave, Rainham, Kent ME8 0EP with your name and either an SAE or note of your email address.
  • Pay online by PayPal or credit card via our Shop.
  • Pay at the door. Please be aware that numbers are limited to 50, so prior booking is recommended.

Directions : The nearest Underground stations are St. James’ Park & Westminster. Contact details and street directions can be found here.


2014

London Open Day and AGM: Saturday, 10 May 2014

Venue: Convent of Our Lady of Sion, 34 Chepstow Villas, Bayswater, W11 2QZ. (Notting Hill Gate tube)

This relaxed and friendly event includes tea/coffee and biscuits, a bookstall, two lectures, a light finger buffet lunch, and the AGM. Everyone is welcome to stay for the AGM, but non-members cannot vote.

Here is the programme:

10:30 : Registration, coffee and biscuits
11:00 : DNA – Genetic Genealogy, with Dr Maurice Gleeson.
12:00 : Irish Heraldry, with Gerard Crotty.
13:00 : Lunch
14:00 : IGRS AGM (All are welcome to attend, but only members may vote – why not join on the day!)
15:30 : Close

Cost : For the morning & lunch: £25 members; £30 non-members. The AGM is free.

Directions : The nearest Underground station is Notting Hill Gate. Emerging from Notting Hill Gate Tube Station follow the crowds to the right, heading for Portobello Road Market – this is well signposted. Follow crowds down the top end of Portobello Road (no antique stalls here). Chepstow Villas crosses Portobello Road just before you get into the Antique market proper. Turn right into Chepstow Villas and just one block down, on a corner on your left, you will notice a very large prominent red brick former convent – 34 Chepstow Villas is just past this building.
 


2013

Visit to the home of Irish Landed Gentry in Bath: Thursday 24 October 2013

Venue: 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, Somerset

Lunch (at nearby Italian restaurant – optional) and travel to Bath at own expense.

Tour of house, exhibition and tea/coffee £10.

Report of the visit to No 1 Royal Crescent

 

London Open Day and AGM: Saturday 11 May 2013

Venue: 34 Chepstow Villas, Bayswater, W11. (Notting Hill Gate tube)

Cost of the morning and lunch: members £25. Non members £30

Programme

10:30 :  Registration, coffee and biscuits.

11:00 : ‘Tracking the Irish with FamilySearch – It’s Never been Better’, with Sharon Hintze, London Family History Centre.

12:00: ‘Community Genealogy and Historic Graveyard Surveys in Ireland’, with John Tierney, Historic Graves Project.

13:00: Buffet lunch

14:00: AGM, free. Members and non-members may attend, but only members may vote. (Not a member? Join on the day!).

See the Report of the London Open Day.


2012

London Open Day and AGM: Saturday 12 May 2012

Venue: 34 Chepstow Villas, Bayswater, W11. (Notting Hill Gate tube)

Cost of the morning and lunch: members £25. Non members £30

Programme:

10:30: Registration and refreshments

11:00: ‘The Irish in India, 1790-1920′, with Peter Bailey (FIBIS)

12:00: ‘Irish census substitutes, digital, on the web and otherwise’, with Helen Kelly MAPGI

13:00: Buffet lunch

14:00: AGM (members only). Free.


2011

IGRS 75th Anniversary symposium: Saturday 1 October 2011

The society held a very successful symposium entitled Some Irish comings and goings – Aspects of Irish Migration at Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London.

There were four speakers:

  • Dr. Declan Downey and Dr. Thomas O’Connor, who spoke about the Wild Geese and the Flight of the Earls at the beginning of the 17th century.
  • Dr. William Roulston spoke on the Scots Planters in 17th century Ulster.
  • Dr. Breandán Mac Suibhne spoke about the Irish Presbyterians who left Ulster to go to America in the 18th century.

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