Autumn Seminar

Federation of Local History Societies

Autumn Seminar

Saturday 18th November 2017

Venue: The National Archives, Bishop Street, and St. Kevin’s St. College Dublin.


All About Archives

What they are! , Where to find them! , How to use them!

This seminar will explore methods of research and will include a visit to the National Archives which houses many documents that are important and useful tools for researchers.


10.30-11.00         Registration: National Archive, 8 Bishop St. Dublin. Welcome Brian Donnelly Senior Archivist, tea/coffee

11.00-12.30         our of the Archive

12.30 -1.45          Light Lunch, Karma Stone Bar Café, 40 Wexford St.

2.00- 3.00            St. Kevin’s St. College

First Lecture:       This was their World

Brendan Matthews, Community Historian, Old Drogheda Society.Going beyond the National Repositories; What to look for and where to look, Brendan will outline local repositories that can be found all over the country, the material of which can be invaluable as a research tool for Local Historians.


3.00-4.00             Second Lecture: Sources for Local History in the National Archive.

Gregory O’Connor, Archivist National Archive.

Gregory joined the National Archive in 1989 and has spent most of his time since  in the provision of reader and correspondent services. He has lectured to . Genealogical and Local History Societies both at home and abroad. He is also Chairman of the Rathfarnham Historical Society. Gregory will describe record collections held by the National Archive which are of value to Local Historians, these will include very considerable holdings of Court, Landed Estates, Valuation, Ordance Surveys and Business records.


4.00-4.30             Summery with Q&A Cost: €15 including lunch. Pay on the day (no advance payment) RSVP by Nov 10th


Booking essential to Michael Gaynor, , 0871241979