Congratulations to AGI members Máire MacConghail and Clare Doyle

AGI would like to congratulate our members Máire MacConghail and Clare Doyle on their recent achievements. AGI Fellow and former President, Máire MacConghail, contributed an essay, which she reads in beautiful Irish, for the radio series Aistí ón Aer, broadcast on Radió na Gaeltachta. Listen to the broadcast here. AGI Member Clare Doyle, library assistant at Roscommon County Library Services, has been awarded the A&O Shearman award for the best overall performance in the field of librarianship and information management, recognising excellence in a two year Library and Information Management Postgraduate Diploma at Ulster University. Read more about this here. … Read More


‘DIED AT SEA’…..WHAT IT DOESN’T TELL YOU Hilary O’Connor BA, MA, MAGI “Died at sea”…. What a generic statement that so many of us genealogists encounter on our quest for ancestors who were involved in World War II. Very little detail accompanies a statement like this and rarely can we fully comprehend what happened to our relatives in their final days and hours. My great uncle, P.J. Hollingsworth, was one such fatality and I have endeavored over the years to discover just what this statement would have meant for him. Patrick Joseph ‘P.J.’ Hollingsworth was the sixth of eleven children … Read More