It was with great sorrow that we learned of the death of our colleague Mairead Gregory, a longstanding Member of Accredited Genealogists Ireland and in more recent years an Associate Member. Mairead was admitted to membership in 1999. She died on 19th July.
Mairead Gregory (née O’Shea), a native of Co. Kerry, long had an interest in family history. Having lived in England, she returned to Ireland and decided to pursue genealogical research professionally. Based in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, she had ready access to the national record repositories in Dublin. Having gained credentials from AGI (then known as APGI) she joined her colleagues in the provision of the Genealogy Service at the National Library, which was run by APGI from its inception until 2008.
In 2008 Mairead was joined in membership of our Association by her daughter Kiara Gregory. Later she moved to Tralee in her native county and continued her research service there. More recently Mairead withdrew from active membership due to ill health but she retained her connection with the AGI ‘family’ as an Associate Member.
We extend our sympathy to our colleague Kiara, to Mairead’s husband Michael, and to her siblings Eileen, Kitty and Rory.