Board Members 2013-2014

 Board of Directors : Bord Stiúrthóirí

The Board of Directors of the Genealogical Society of Ireland is elected annually by the Members at the Annual General Meeting held on the second Tuesday in March each year. The following were elected at the AGM held on March 12th 2013.

Title of Position

General Areas of Responsibility



Liaison with the Society's President, Vice-Presidents, Honorary Herald, and College of Fellows. Representation.

Pádraic Ingoldsby, MGSI

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Facility Manager

Deputising for the Cathaoirleach. Nomenclature & Protocol Policy. Representation. Health & Safety matters.

An Daonchartlann, Utilities and Services to & within the building, liaison with Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company

Gerry Hayden, MGSI

General Secretary

Company Secretary


Board Meetings, Corporate Matters in conjunction with Finance, Policy Matters, Monthly Gazette, Legislation, liaison with Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Oireachtas members, Government Departments and Agencies. Representation. Publications, Journal, Liaison with Journal Editors. Facebook & Twitter. Morning Meeting, Heraldry Ireland & Vexillology Ireland. 

Michael Merrigan, MA, FGSI

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Financial Records, Banking, Budgets, Financial Control, including Publications, Grant Applications, Corporate Matters in conjunction with Company Secretary.

Billy Saunderson, MGSI

Sales, Marketing

Publications & Membership Sales & Marketing, Marketing & Promotion Strategies, Advertising and Membership Drive.

Tony O'Hara, MGSI


Archival Services

Archival Collections, Archival Policy, GSI Files, GSI On-Line Catalogue. Supervision of Librarians / Archivists.

Ciarán Hurley, MA, MGSI

Membership & Cemetery Projects

Maintenance of the Membership Records in conjunction with Finance. Recording Memorial Inscriptions, Group Projects, Publication of Memorial Inscriptions on CD. 

Barry O'Connor, FGSI

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Education & Social Inclusion

Education Programmes, Outreach & Volunteerism Programmes, liaison with Educational establishments, repositories, libraries and educational and social agencies. Representation.  The Wheel. 

John Hamrock, MGSI

Lecture Programme

Evening Meeting Lecture Programme, liaison with the Dún Laoghaire College of Further Education

Séamus Moriarty, FGSI

Digital Archive

Creation & Maintenance of the Society's digital archive to include its publications and certain archival collections.

Maura Flood, MGSI

Internet Services

Maintenance and development of the Society's website

Tom Conlon, MSc, MGSI

Outreach Programme

Provision of research information service at An Daonchartlann, exhibitions etc in conjunction with the Directors of Education & Social Inclusion and Archival Services.  Outreach Programme in conjunction with the Director of Education & Social Inclusion.

Eddie Gahan, MGSI

Nota bene:  The above were elected at the AGM on March 12th 2013 and recieved their portfolios at the April meeting of the Board. Three of the above Directors had their portfolios resassigned in October 2013 - Tony O'Hara, Barry O'Connor and Tom Conlon.

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