Monday 23 May 2022

Past Lives: Spotlight on History of Family - free online event

The Department of History at the University of Limerick (UL) will be hosting a free online event tomorrow (Tuesday 24 May) entitled Past Lives: Spotlight on History of Family, and it's likely to be of interest to Irish genealogists and historians.

Part of the Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival, the event will be introduced by Dr Rachel Murphy, lecturer on UL's MA History of Family programme, and will allow participants to find out more about the history of family and some of the topics researched by graduates of the course.

She will be joined by three graduates who will present findings from their MA research:

  • Noreen Bracken: The Coroners of County Clare, 1822 to 1922
  • Tara O’Brien: Youth agency and Identity in Rural Ireland, 1950-1970
  • Brid O’Sullivan: The Townland of Knocknagarhoon, Co. Clare: A Study of Population, Households, Family, People and Migration

There will be time for questions at the end of the session.

The event will be held from 4pm to 5pm Irish Time (for those in other time zones click here to see what time this is for you).

If you would like to attend, register here. A link to the live event will be sent to you. If you have any queries or issues registering, please contact