The Genealogy Event sponsored by RootsIreland

There was a wonderful open atmosphere of information sharing and genealogy enthusiasm at The Genealogy Event, a conference on Irish Genealogy and DNA, held on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd August in Adare, county Limerick. Attendees came 13. Speakers and Roots Ireland sponsors Aoife Ryan, Monica Hynes, Bridget Bray & Catriona Crowefrom counties throughout Ireland, from Northern Ireland and from around the world representing England, Scotland, United States, Canada, Australia and South Africa.

15. The Genealogy Event poster

The two day conference offered a range of learning opportunities geared to all levels of experience in genealogy. In addition cultural events included a garden tour and dinner at the Mustard Seed, Ballingarry and a tour of Desmond Castle, Adare and Adare Manor.

Many attendees found connections at the conference through conversation with fellow attendees; there were useful exchanges of ideas and research tips. One-to-one consultations offered by Limerick Genealogy and Roots Ireland genealogists were fully booked each day. Quality speakers covered a range of topics including research in Limerick, graveyard research, school roll books and registers, civil records, Irish clans, surname origins, Munster DNA project, Y-DNA, solving adoption mysteries, researching neighbours, Irish government history and genealogy software.14. Speakers Matthew Potter and Aoife Ryan

Event director Bridget Bray explains further “There was a desire to create an environment where attendees, speakers and event supporters connected with one another – and that they did. There was an incredible spirit and an energy that ran throughout the event resulting in a wonderful and inspiring genealogy community. I’m very much appreciative of all the support received and thrilled to know that Irish genealogy continues to grow as an area of interest”

16. Catriona Crowe with Danny Quain 17. Teresa Connolly with Catriona Crowe 18. Monica Hynes Galway East Family History 19. Bridget Bray, Michael Buckley, Ann McDermott, Joe Hargadon 20. A Captive Audience 1. Attendees at the Mustard Seed, Ballingarry


5. Joan Dempsey with Bridget Bray4. Tony Browne, local historian with Teresa Dolan
9. Patrick C. Kennedy with Bridget Bray discussing the Kennedy connections

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