Flyleaf Press Offers IGRS Members 40% Discount

Flyleaf Press, Ireland’s oldest established genealogical publishing firm, is offering IGRS members an approximate 40% discount on two of its titles.


The first is its latest publication, Tracing our Limerick Ancestors by Margaret Franklin.

Margaret recently retired from the Limerick County Library Service where she spent many rewarding years with the library’s local studies service. She is a native of the parish of Cappamore, Co. Limerick and a graduate of University Limerick, where she completed her M.A. in Local History in 2006.

As well as being the author of the first edition of Tracing your Limerick ancestors (2003) she has also published A bibliography of Limerick city and county (2005) and Our dear departed – the grave memorials of Doon, Co. Limerick (2012). She has contributed several articles to local Limerick parish journals. Her interests include Limerick publications and Limerick local history. She has recently been appointed to the Board of Limerick Genealogy Research Service.


Tracing our Limerick Ancestors is a completely new and expanded edition of this valuable guide, launched in November 2013. Limerick is a pleasant, largely rural county with prosperous farms centred around the historic city of Limerick, and the county’s market towns of Askeaton, Abbeyfeale, Kilmallock, Newcastle West, Raheen and Rathkeale.

Popular Limerick surnames include Ahern, Bourke, Cussen, Hayes, O’Brien, O’Connor, O’Donnell, O’Shaughnessy, McEnery, McNamara, Madigan, Murphy, Ryan, Walsh and Woulfe.

Many of its people emigrated in the aftermath of the Great Famine which saw its population dwindle from 330,000 to 158,000 in 1891. This updated edition sets out the records available, where they can be obtained and how to use each to best effect. It includes numerous illustrations.

It normally sells for 13 euro, but can be obtained by IGRS members for only 7.50 euro (+ p&p).


The second publication is Sources for Irish Family History.

It has proved amazingly popular since it first came into print, containing an extensive list of books. monographs and periodical papers dealing with over 1500 Irish families and surnames. 


The references cited are mainly accounts of particular family lines and vary from fond and emotional accounts of families and their ancestral homes to dispassionate, well-researched and fully documented family studies and pedigrees. 

The Sources guide normally sells at 21 euro, but can be obtained by IGRS members for 10 euro (+p&p).

Both books can be obtained from Flyleaf with the special IGRS discount by quoting promotional the code given in the Members’ Area of the IGRS website.

This latest discounts for IGRS members joins those already available:

There has never been a better time to join the Irish Genealogical Research Society. Here’s a link to the main benefits of membership.

Here is a link to the Flyleaf Press website.


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