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TASTWK706 TASTER Irish family history: a brief introduction

This is a once-off free taster lecture offered as part of our Taster Week August 2023.

This lecture will begin to introduce its audience to Irish family history, including its sources and methods. This will be done via a family history case study involving the lecturer's own ancestors, including Sgt Michael O'Donoghue of the Dublin Metropolitan Police (b. 1848-1922). Sources touched upon will include civil records, census records, parish registers, and professional records. These sources and methods will be explored with participants in greater detail in the Lifelong Learning course 'Who do you think you are? An introduction to Irish family history', where learners will be supported in conducting their own research.

Dates Schedule Time Venue/Location
14 Aug 2023 Sessions:
14:00 Level 1 James Joyce Library Building, Belfield, Dublin 4

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Dr Eoin Ó Donnchadha is an occasional lecturer in the UCD School of History, and an adjunct faculty member at Hibernia College. He holds an MA and PhD in Irish history from UCD, and postgraduate qualifications in education from TCD and the University of Buckingham. Eoin's research interests include medieval Irish history, family history, and history education. Eoin previously presented family history research at the 2021 Dublin Festival of History.