NZSG Interest Group - Irish

Irish Interest Group

Contact

Geraldene O'Reilly
PO Box 2721456
PAPAKURA 2244

Email: IrishSIG@genealogy.org.nz

Branch Executive


Title First Name Surname
Convener Geraldene O'Reilly
Treasurer Kathryn O'Neil
Secretary Maria Coyne

Geraldene O'Reilly
PO Box 272-1456
Papakura
Auckland 2244

Phone: 09 299 1381

The Irish Interest Group provides genealogical information covering the 32 counties of Ireland.

Our Irish holdings held within the NZSG Family Research Centre cover a range of resources: Books, CDs, Maps, Fiche, Journals, Magazines, BDM Index Films, County Folders.

Special Events

The next film event is in the planning stages.

Meetings

Irish genealogy meetings are held at the New Zealand Society of Genealogists Family Research Centre, 159 Queens Road, Panmure, Auckland on the fourth Sunday of February, May, August and November. Meetings go from 1pm to 4pm, with the doors opening at midday, front and rear entrances. Should you want to bring your lunch, tea/coffee will be available.

Check our meeting notices for details of meeting topic and/or guest speaker.

At the conclusion of presentations the library will be open for research purposes. Assistance is provided for Irish research; please ensure you bring your family files.

A meeting door fee of $5.00 applies, with afternoon tea complementary. New members and visitors are welcome.

For any enquiries email Irish.

2022 Meetings

2022 meetings will be held on 27 February, 22 May, 28 August and 27 November.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is to be held Sunday 27 November 2022 at the NZSG Family Research Centre, 159 Queens Road, Panmure, Auckland.

This meeting will be held from 10am to 4pm and will include 10-15 minute presentations on a variety of subjects that will assist with your Irish research.

Subjects will include: Land records covering Tithe Applotment Books, Griffiths Valuations & Cancelled Land Records, 1901 & 1911 Census returns and BMD registers.

Assistance will be provided for individual research queries and use of resources from our Irish holdings will be available.

Meeting Presentations

New Zealand Irish Survey

Irish in Aotearoa

In February 2021 a Report on the outcome of this survey was released - "Mapping the Irish Community and People of Irish Heritage in New Zealand" with a Foreword by Michael D Higgins, President of Ireland.

To obtain a better understanding of the breadth and depth of Irish connections in Aotearoa New Zealand, the Embassy of Ireland teamed up with Otago University Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies on a national project to map Irish citizens across New Zealand.

This project is the first contemporary research of the Irish population and people of Irish Heritage in New Zealand.

The Report's findings are available to access at www.friendsofireland.co.nz/Irish-in-Aotearoa-Report - free to browse or download a PDF copy. 

This research was commissioned by the Embassy of Ireland, New Zealand, and funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland.

A Little Piece of Ireland

A recording of the livestream talk for NZSG by Fiona Fitzsimons and Brian Donovan on Irish resources - watch on YouTube.

Subscription

Our financial year runs from 1 April to 31 March. Our annual rate is $5.00 single or $7.00 joint fee. Download a subscription form. Internet payment can be made to ASB Bank Mt Albert 12-3029-0232300-00. Please ensure you quote your name as reference.

Newsletters

The Irish Interest Group provide a column in The New Zealand Genealogist magazine relating to a range of Irish genealogy items. A quarterly newsletter is e-mailed to members of the Irish Interest Group.

News Bulletins - current Irish items of interest are e-mailed as they become available.

AGM Reports 2022

2022 Committee

  • Convenor - Geraldene O'Reilly
  • Secretary - Maria Coyne
  • Treasurer - Kathryn O'Neil
  • Committee - Miles Dillon,  Bruce Graham, Dorothy Dowgray, John Dowgray, Rixanne Fergusson

Resources

You can download information from this section about Irish Genealogy Websites

Travel Information From Tourism Ireland

With friendly locals, lots of charm and a diverse range of experiences any time is good to Fill Your Heart with Ireland

Picture these …

  • Unique places to stay from castles, cool B&B’s to camping
  • Great tastes with food tours, farmer’s markets and seafood gems
  • Catch Trad sessions from Kerry to Derry and in between
  • Invigorating walks and quieter attractions

For everything you need to know visit www.ireland.com

Want to chat with a local or see what they’re up to: https://go.irlnd.co/1Community

03/10/2022

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