LECTURES 2012-13 Leachtaí

Lectures 2013 Leachtaí


The GSI Lectures are held at the Dún Laoghaire College of Further Education, Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin at 20.00hrs

Tuesday 8th January 2013 - Irish Army Records by Comdt. Pádraic Kennedy

Info. re. WW1 & WW2 Battlefields Tour organised by former members of the Irish Defence Forces - click here

Tuesday 12th February 2013 - Dún Laoghaire Harbour & its Board by Gráinne Shaffrey

Tuesday 12th March 2013 (Annual General Meeting) - Rental Sources as a Resource for the Genealogist by Dr. James Ryan

Tuesday 9th April 2013 - Ancestry.com as an archival resource for the genealogist – present and future by Eric Booth

Tuesday 14th May 2013 - The Preservation of Old Documents by Christine Deakin

Tuesday 11th June 2013 - The Ordnance Survey Office as a Genealogical Resource by Leonard Hynes

Tuesday 9th July 2013 - The Shamrock Fund in World War 1 by Brian White

Tuesday August 13th 2013 ‘Irish and British Maritime Records’ by David Snook

Tuesday September 10th 2013‘Medical Records of the Royal College of Physicians’ by Harriet Wheelock

Tuesday October 8th 2013‘Rental Records as a Genealogical Source’ by James Ryan

Tuesday November 12th 2013‘Children in Care – Records of Pre-1952 Adoptions’ by Fiona Fitzsimons

Tuesday December 10th 2013‘The resources of Ancestry.com as a support for the Genealogist’ by Eric Booth

The Society collects a small contribution of €3.00 per person at each lecture towards the costs of hosting lectures each month throughout the year without a break.

The Society welcomes suggestions for future lecture topics - please contact the Director of the GSI Lecture Programme, Séamus Moriarty, FGSI


Tuesday 10th January - Quaker Records in Ireland by Rob Goodbody (Précis of this lecture in the February issue of 'Ireland's Genealogical Gazette'.)

Tuesday 14th February - The Sinking of the Vanguard off Kish in 1875 by Declan Heffernan (Pécis of this lecture in the March issue of 'Ireland's Genealogical Gazette')

Tuesday 13th March  - Some Sources for Family History Research in the City Archives by John Grenham (Pécis of this lecture in the April issue of 'Ireland's Genealogical Gazette')

Tuesday 10th April - St Brides Church of Ireland Parish Records by Ronnie Wallace (Pécis of this lecture in the May issue of 'Ireland's Genealogical Gazette')

Tuesday 8th May - DMP Casualties during the War of Independence by James Scannell (Pécis of this lecture in the June issue of 'Ireland's Genealogical Gazette')

Tuesday 12th June - Understanding Church Records and their value to the Family History by Dr. Jim Ryan of Flyleaf Press

Tuesday 10th July -The Care and Restoration of old Family Photographs by Edmund Ross

Tuesday 14th August - The Records of the Irish Railway Records Society by Norman E. Gamble

Tuesday 11th September - The Records of the Royal Irish Academy as a Resource for the Family History Researcher by Siobhán FitzPatrick

Tuesday 9th October - The Registry of Deeds as Aide for the Genealogist by Dara Guidera and Emily Moore

Tuesday 13th November - Richard Griffith (1784-1878), Public Servant, Valuator and Geologist by Dr. Patrick N Wyse Jackson

Tuesday 11th December - The Archives of the Royal Dublin Society – some Recent Developments by Natasha Serne

GSI - Tony McCarthy Lecture

Travelling to the Lectures:

By Car - from the direction of Dublin City - keeping left at Monkstown Church proceed to Dún Laoghaire - up hill towards the Town and the entrance to the College is on your right just before the iconic building on your left. Car parking at the College. 

By Car - from the direction of Dalkey drive through Upper and Lower George's Street - over lights at York Road junction on to Cumberland Street and the entrance to the College is on your left.  Car parking at the College.

By DART - to Monkstown & Salthill Station - exit station onto main seafront road - turn left, cross over at the Purty Kitchen and walk up Dunleary Hill - turn left at the top and walk towards Town Centre - entrance to the College on the right just before the iconic building on your left. Estimated time circa 5 minutes walk.

By DUBLIN BUS -  no. 7 stops almost outside the College. The 46A and the 75 stop on Clarence Street - just around the corner from Cumberland Street.  

Landmarks - new iconic office building on Cumberland Street (FÁS & Goal offices) & Dept. of Social Protection offices also on Cumberland Street.