National Archives of Ireland Lecture Series: Michael Walsh, MAGI

The last of the AGI contributions to the Evening Lecture Series at the National Archives of Ireland for 2019 will be by Michael Walsh, MAGI. This follows the very popular and successful presentations by John Grenham, MAGI, in April, Nicola Morris, MAGI in June and Clare Doyle, MAGI, in September. Michael’s talk is at 6pm on Tuesday 12 November and is on ‘The Griffith Valuation & its place in Irish Genealogy’.  The lecture is free and open to all.  It takes place at the National Archives, Bishop Street, Dublin 8.


THE KINSALE CLOAK Ann Marie Coghlan AGI Affiliate (FamilyPast& The ‘Kinsale Cloak’ is a generic name for the distinctive overgarment worn by our women ancestors in Kerry, West Cork and Waterford. Used by urban and rural dwellers, it is a sign of the wearer’s personal wealth and status as well as a useful protection against the Irish elements. It is made of tightly woven woollen cloth and usually also lined in wool. The distinctive Hood is made to a local design. The Cloak is handed down mother to daughter as an heirloom. It may form part of her dowry and … Read More

AGI welcomes new member Hilary McDonagh

AGI is pleased to welcome Hilary McDonagh as its newest Member. Hilary, who is based in Dublin, is well-known to many people in family history circles through her activity in the Ireland Branch of the Irish Genealogical Research Society.  Having graduated from University College Dublin with a degree in history and geography, she returned to complete the UCD Diploma in Family History and Genealogy.  She has practised as a professional genealogist for several years.