Wednesday 9 October 2013

Mayo Genealogy Gathering: Saturday 12 October

There's a lot of genealogy going down in Turlough, Castlebar, Co Mayo this weekend, with events at both the Community Centre and the National Museum of Country Life. Here's the full line-up, including non-genealogy elements of the programme:

National Museum of Country Life

11:00-11:15 : Registration
11:15-12:00 : Launch by Dr Sean M Rowland, President Hibernia College
12:00-13:00 : Mayo Genealogy Workshop
13:00-14:00 : Lunch in Brambles Restaurant in Museum
14:00-15:00 : Ordinary Lives, film, and guided tour of Museum
15:00-15:30 : Harvest Knots Workshop
15:30-16:30 : Mayo Graveyards and Burial Customs, a talk with Sean Caddan and William Lyons of Mayo Genealogy Group

Community Centre, Turlough
14:00-20:00 : Genealogy Fayre
17:00-18:00 : Talk by local historian Johnny Mee, Q&A
18:00-20:00 : Teas, stalls, display of local historical records, meet with local amateur genealogists
20:00-Late : Ceol Agus Craic – Turlough Inn

All the above events are free (please note that lunch is not included).