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The Director of the GSI Lecture Programme, Séamus Moriarty, FGSI, arranges twelve lectures each year on a range of topics relating to genealogical or historical research. Lectures are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Dún Laoghaire College of Further Education, Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin and the current lecture programme is shown on the Home Page.

Last year, once again, the lectures were of exceptional quality and of great interest to our members and visitors. Each month a précis of the previous month’s lecture is published in the Society’s monthly newsletter Ireland’s Genealogical Gazette’.

In describing the range of topics and the breadth of knowledge shared, Séamus Moriarty said “as can be seen most of our speakers have accrued a fair bit of knowledge over the years on their area of expertise. They tend to be busy people but notwithstanding this have always been willing to share their scholarship with our membership. On behalf of GSI, I would like to thank them for that. Indeed some of them have spoken to us more than once”.

The Director of the GSI Lecture Programme also pointed out “that when a speaker agrees to address us he/she does so in the knowledge that they are sharing their knowledge with an erudite group with a long standing interest in the field of family history research. Indeed the question and answer session at the end of the talks is for many of those attending the high point of the evening. Questions more often than not are challenging and can go down channels that the speaker might never have expected. The talks are none the worse for that”.

To give you a flavour of the range of subjects covered in the GSI Lecture Programme, copies of the short précis published for each of the lectures in 2011 is shown below.

For further information on the GSI Lecture Programme, please contact Séamus Moriarty, FGSI, on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.