Invitation: Federation of Local History Societies – Autumn Seminar “All About Archives”

November 1, 2017

Federation of Local History SocietiesAll About Archives
What they are!  Where to find them!  How to use them!

Date: Saturday 18th November 2017
Venue: The National Archives, Bishop Street, and St. Kevin’s St. College Dublin.

This seminar will explore methods of research and will include a visit to the National Archives which houses many documents that are important and useful tools for researchers.

Booking essential to Michael Gaynor, or call 0871241979, RSVP by Nov 10th
 Cost:  €15 including lunch.
Pay on the day (no advance payment) 

Please click here to download the flyer.


10.30-11.00 – Registration: National Archive, 8 Bishop St. Dublin.
Welcome Brian Donnelly Senior Archivist, tea/coffee

11.00-12.30 – Tour of the Archive

12.30 -1.45 – Light Lunch, Karma Stone Bar Café, 40 Wexford St.

2.00- 3.00 – St. Kevin’s St. College

First Lecture: This was their World
Brendan Matthews, Community Historian, Old Drogheda Society.Going beyond the National Repositories; What to look for and where to look, Brendan will outline local repositories that can be found all over the country, the material of which can be invaluable as a research tool for Local Historians. 

 3.00-4.00 – Second Lecture: Sources for Local History in the National Archive.
Gregory O’Connor, Archivist National Archive.
Gregory joined the National Archive in 1989 and has spent most of his time since in the provision of reader and correspondent services. He has lectured to Genealogical and Local History Societies both at home and abroad. He is also Chairman of the Rathfarnham Historical Society. Gregory will describe record collections held by the National Archive which are of value to Local Historians, these will include very considerable holdings of Court, Landed Estates, Valuation, Ordance Surveys and Business records.

4.00-4.30 – Summery with Q&A




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