NZSG Interest Group - Irish - Lower North Island


Margaret Gaffney


Branch Executive

Title First Name Surname
Secretary Christine Edney
Treasurer Graeme McVerry
Convener Margaret Gaffney


Meetings/Research Days

We have extensive research material; books, magazines, CD Roms and Microfiche, all relating to Ireland, plus laptops and Microfiche readers for viewing.

Meetings are held around the Lower North Island; up to 8 held yearly, or more if required. These are well advertised both locally and nationally via the NZSG website, on the members list, and sent to all local regional branches/ groups.

Our research days can be any day of the week or weekend and for any length of time, depending on the requirements of those who are hosting us.


We do not publish a newsletter but instead send out updated information as it is received. This is emailed out to members and posted to those not on email.

Special Education Workshops

We hold a hands-on education workshop each year covering topics of interest for further tuition. This workshop is led by an NZSG Tutor from the Family Research Centre in Panmure, who travels to a venue, within our operating area, making the event available to everyone.


Subscription NZ$5.00 single and $7.00 double per annum. Thereafter an entry fee to research days.

Membership entitles you to:

  • Information updates
  • Help with your research
  • Have your research questions answered when time permits
  • Borrow books in person from our Library on the History of Ireland
  • Reference books are unfortunately not available for borrowing

Interesting Websites



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