Accredited Genealogists Ireland is pleased to welcome its latest member, Des Murtagh. He is a native of Dublin, living in Co. Kildare, and he has had an interest in family history for most of his life. In his former career, Des worked in education. He holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership as well as diplomas and degrees in other areas of education and theology.
Over the past twenty years he got more involved in genealogy and in 2014 he did the diploma course in Independent College, Dublin, which was delivered by AGI Members. Des renewed his association with AGI in September 2017, when he was accepted as an Affiliate. He is the ninth Affiliate to gain credentials, successfully making the transition to the status of Member. He is the fourth person to complete the Independent College diploma and progress to Affiliate and then Member status with AGI.
Des is self-employed as a genealogist, working under the business name Murtagh Genealogy Services. He conducts research throughout Ireland and his areas of particular interest are Counties Cork, Dublin and Meath.