Friday 3 January 2020

Happy New Year!

Hello 2020. Hello desk. Hello computer. Hello readers... it's been a while. Well, two weeks – the longest gap in IrishGenealogyNews' history – and I left without sending 'be jolly' seasonal wishes.

Unexpected work and family commitments, not to mention a snarly wisdom tooth with a lousy sense of timing, meant my carefully plotted pre- and post-Christmas plans went to pot, leaving both this blog and my website abandoned and void of festive vibes and tinsel.

I won't bore you with details. Suffice to say all is/are now well. Except for the tooth, which bit the dust.

Talking of which, I dusted off the desk this morning, congratulated myself at having left it in what, under the circumstances, was a fairly neat state, and after a double fix of Weetabix, I tackled my Inbox.

Just the 334 emails, only 15 of any use or genuine interest to me. (I really must set up a redirect solution. A serious cull is on my Resolutions list.)

Anyway, the Inbox looks less scary now the deleted folder is bulging, so I shall start blogging again this afternoon, even though I usually avoid the Friday graveyard slot.

I'll have a few items for you today and you'll know normal service has been fully resumed when the Events list is published on Monday.

And, belatedly, I send my best wishes for 2020 to all Irish family historians.