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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Eneclann buys Irish Lives Remembered magazine

Dublin-based genealogy services provider Eneclann has bought Irish Lives Remembered magazine from Millennium Media. The digital-only magazine, which launched as a monthly in June 2012 and stepped down to bi-monthly in early 2015, ceased publication after its 32nd issue in December.

Under Eneclann (whose owners also run FindMyPast Ireland), the title is to become the house magazine of the Irish Family History Centre. This Centre, organised and run by Eneclann, is to open on 6 May at the new Diaspora-themed tourist attraction called Epic-Ireland in the basement of the CHQ building on Dublin's North quays.

If I've correctly understood Eneclann's confirmation of this development, Eneclann will, at this point, rebrand itself as the Irish Family History Centre.

The revived magazine will be co-edited by Eileen Munnelly (the previous owner) and Shane Fitzsimons. While some previous contributors will write for the magazine under Eneclann's ownership eg Fiona Fitzsimons (director of Eneclann and FindMyPast Ireland) and Jayne Shrimpton (historical photo specialist), new writers have also been lined up including professional genealogist and medieval historian Paul McCotter MAGI and conflict archaeologist Damien Shiels.

The first issue of the new magazine will be published this Friday, 25 March.