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Irish Genealogy: Day 15 in Chippenham, England

    I left my apartment at  6 a.m. this morning for the airport and my flight to London.  I’m always sad leaving Ireland.  It’s been a good trip, but I never have time to accomplish all I want.  …

Irish Genealogy: Day 14 in Dublin

    Today was my last day in Ireland and I have a flight early tomorrow morning to London.  It wasn’t a great day.  I went to the GRO for some last minute certificates, and my luck ran out.  …

Irish Genealogy: Day 13 in Dublin

The Representative Church Body Library
(RCBL)

    My purpose today was twofold.  I was looking for information on two individuals who might have been Anglican priests and I only had a general idea of the timeframe.  The RCBL has a list of all of the Church of Ireland clergy (rather than checking each individual diocese).  …

Irish Genealogy: Day 12 in Dublin

    In 20/20 hindsight I should have gone to Glendalough and Kilkenny today!  If was a fine day in Dublin, cloudy from time to time, but no rain.  I attended Christ Church this morning again, but was disappointed that the choir is now off for the summer.  …

Irish Genealogy: Day 11 in Glendalough & Kilkenny

The Upper Lake at Glendalough

    Today I played tourist.  You can’t come to Ireland and lock yourself up in the Archives or Library for your entire visit.  After 10 days, I really needed a break and so I booked a bus tour to Glendalough and Killkenny.  …

Irish Genealogy: Day 10 in Dublin

    Hard to believe I’ve been here ten days and I only have two more work days before I’m off to England.  I spent most of the day at the National Archives working with records of the Royal Irish Constabulary.  …

Irish Genealogy: Day 9 in Dublin

    I have to admit that I slept in a bit this morning and then caught up on some work.  Early this afternoon I headed for the General Register Office (GRO) to pick up some certificates.  …

Irish Genealogy: Day 8 in Belfast

The Ulster Historical Foundation
49 Malone Road - Belfast

   Today it was back to PRONI.  Rather than hit the microfilms, I spent my time with textual records.  I had discovered last year after I returned to Dublin, that the Valuation Revision Lists (or cancelled books) for the northern counties were no longer at the Valuation Office, but at PRONI.   …

Irish Genealogy: Day 7 in Belfast

    Today was to be one of the highlights of my trip (spending time on my own family).  I had an appointment at the General Register Office in Belfast.  Last year I tried to make an appointment about a month in advance and the earliest date they had available was in three months.  …

Irish Genealogy: Day 6 in Belfast

   I took an early train this morning from Dublin to Belfast.  The trip a bit over two hours arriving at Belfast Central Station at 9:45 a.m. (Cost €36.)  There is a free bus that takes you to the City Centre.   …

Irish Genealogy: Day 5 in Dublin

   It’s Sunday...a day of rest.  Well, not quite.  I attended church at Christ Church Cathedral this morning which I do whenever I’m in Dublin.  They have a choir that is outstanding and the acoustics of the building are amazing.  …

Irish Genealogy: Day 4 in Dublin

National Library of Ireland
Reading Room

    I went back to the National Library today, the only major repository that’s open on Saturday.  I got there a little after 9:30 when it opened and it seemed that the next thing I knew, they were ringing the bell for closing at 1:00.   …

Irish Genealogy: Day 3 in Dublin

National Archives - Dublin
Bishop Street

    The National Archives of Ireland was on the agenda for today.   It was a windy day with light rain as I walked to Bishop Street.  I remember the first time I tried to find the Archives, I walked past the street a number of times.  …

Irish Genealogy: Day 2 in Dublin

    My first stop today was the General Register Office.  When I checked my to do list, I already had references for four certificates, and since you can only get five per day, I decided to stop and pick them up.  …

Irish Genealogy: Day One in Dublin

    Even with the flight taking off an hour and a half late, we were on time arriving in Dublin at 10:30 this morning.  I cleared immigration, collected my luggage and took the AirLink Bus to Heuston Station (€6 instead of a cab for over €20).  …

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