Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Uncover your Connemara Roots in Clifden
The first half of the 10-day programme focuses on the early history of the town, its founder John D'Arcy and life in Connemara during the early years of the 19th century.
A major element of the celebrations is a genealogical conference called Uncovering our Connemara Roots. This three-day event (Wednesday 30 May to Friday 1 June) includes lectures from an interesting line up of academics, archivists, authors and local heritage experts.
Well-established genealogists John Grenham and Eileen O'Duill will also be presenting lectures (on UK and American sources respectively), as will military family historian expert and author Simon Fowler, a direct descendent of John D'Arcy.
The conference programme, along with prices, can be downloaded here.
Posted by Claire Santry, Irish Genealogy News