Sept. 2017 - Jan. 2018
Meeting Venue: 'McGuire Room',
Old Ground Hotel, Ennis
Time : 8:00 pm
- 21st September 2017 -- 'Workshop on tracing your family'
- 19th October 2017 -- 'The best of intentions' by Dr Rose Molloy
Approaches to dealing with insanity and the insane in nineteenth- century Ireland, with particular emphasis on Ennis and Tralee District Lunatic Asylums
- 16th November 2017 -- 'Tracing your Australian relations' by Debra Carter
Debra Carter has worked with Ancestry Pro Genealogists in London since its inception in January last year. Her main areas of expertise are England and Australia, although She also researches Ireland, the United States, Canada and Norway.
She is particularly interested in the movement of people between those countries and women's stories within that. Prior to working with Pro Gen Debra owned and operated her own genealogy business in both London and Melbourne, teaching adults genealogy, researching for private clients and volunteering at a local historical society.
Her love of genealogy stemmed from her mother's interest and early research which she took over around ten years ago. Her genealogical education includes the Advanced Diploma in Local History from Oxford University and distinction completion of the Certificate in Family History from the Society of Australian Genealogists.
Debra is also a full member of AGRA, the Association of Genealogists & Researchers in Australia.
- 18th January 2018 -- 'Namesakes and Nicknames'by Dr Clodagh Tait
Naming practices in Early Modern Ireland, 1540-1700' in Continuity and Change
"The simple annals of my parish poor": Stories from the parish registers
Clodagh Tait graduated from University College Cork with a degree in History and Folklore followed by a PhD. in History. She currently lectures in History at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, having previously worked in the University of Essex, University College Dublin, and NUI Maynooth.
Her book, Death, Burial and Commemoration in Ireland, 1550-1650, was published in 2002 and she has also co-edited Age of Atrocity: Violent Death in Early Modern Ireland (2007) and Religion and Politics in Urban Ireland, c.1500-1750 (2016). She has published articles on a wide variety of topics including commemoration, violence, martyrdom, childbirth and infant rearing, naming, religious culture, and the folklore of graveyards.
Her forthcoming publications include an article on the social history of early modern Ireland in the second volume of The Cambridge History of Ireland, and another on emotional responses to the 1641 rebellion in M. Braddick and P. Withington's Popular Culture and Political Agency in Early Modern Ireland.