As it’s officially Irish Family History Year, the Discover Ireland Centre in Dublin is to be transformed into a Genealogy Centre throughout the city’s St Patrick’s Festival (Thursday 14 March to Monday 18 March).
It’s aimed at all researchers, and at tourists, too, many of whom will be in Dublin for the Festival because they have Irish roots and are looking for a friendly face and a helpful hand to get them started.
The Irish Genealogical Research Society will be in attendance, of course, ready to give guidance to any beginner family historians or to suggest directions and resources to the more experienced researcher. We’re also hoping that members of the Ireland Branch will come along to see us and say hello on one of the five days.
As well as a small line-up of other exhibitors, FindMyPast Ireland (who are co-organisers of the event) will be there, too, and will be encouraging researchers to sample – absolutely free – their huge online collection of Irish and World records.
Four lectures will also be on offer every day (see the full programme), so there’s plenty of reasons to come along to the Centre. Make sure to pop by the IGRS stand to find out what’s new! We’ll be unveiling some very special new resources!
You can’t miss the Discover Ireland Centre. It’s in the former St Andrew’s parish church, on Suffolk Street, just off Grafton Street, Dublin’s premier shopping area.