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Day 15 - 16 - Research and Back To Our Past

   The final day of research had people all over Dublin…the Library, the Archives, the Deeds and the Valuation Office.  There was also a trip to Glasnevin Cemetery and even out to Dún Laoghaire.  …

Day 15 - Registry of Deeds

   Today and tomorrow are days for the researchers to focus on their individual needs.  Some were headed to the Library, others to the Archives and one went back to the Valuation Office.  …

Day 14 - Valuation Office and EPIC

   Today, half the group worked at the Valuation Office at the Irish Life Center in the morning, and half in the afternoon.  After Griffith's Valuation was completed, updated valuations were done on regular intervals noting any changes that had taken place since the previous valuation.  …

Day 13 - National Archives of Ireland

   Wow, I’ve been here almost two weeks already.  Time flies when you’re having fun!  Today the group spent the day at the National Archives.  We arrived at the Archives at 9:30 and were greeted by Louise Kennedy.  …

Day 12 - National Library of Ireland

   Day 12 for me, but the first day of Dublin research for this group.  After a hearty Irish Breakfast (no black pudding for me, please), we met in the Lobby to make the quick trip across the street to the National Library.  …

Day 10 and 11 - Dublin

   On Saturday morning five of the Belfast researchers joined me on the train headed down to Dublin.  Although rainy for most of the trip, the sun was out when we arrived in Dublin.   In the evening some of those who arrived a day early went to dinner at the Quay Restaurant in Temple Bar, enjoying Cottage Pie, Guinness Beef Stew or (my favorite) Irish Lamb Stew.   …

Day 8 and 9 - Belfast

   After having the orientations to the various repositories, Thursday and Friday were days for open research…or sightseeing, whatever the researchers preferred.  Most spent at least part of two days at PRONI.  …

Day 7 - Ulster American Folk Park

   We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day to head out to Omagh, County Tryone to the Ulster American Folk Park.  This unique heritage park, supported by the Mellon Family, focuses on emigration from Ulster to America.  …

Day 6 - Ulster Historical Foundation and the Linen Hall Library

   Busy Day!  We started at the Ulster Historical Foundation which this year moved back into downtown Belfast.  They are located in the Corn Exchange Building just  over the river.   On the way over we stopped for a picture at “The Speaker” statue in front of the Custom House. …

Day 5 - PRONI

   Today was the first day of research at the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland.  After obtaining their Reader’s Tickets, the group received an orientation to PRONI by Dr. Desmond McCabe, one of the Archivists.   …

Day 4 - Belfast - Arrival Day for Researchers

   It’s arrival day for the Belfast researchers.  Two arrived yesterday, and two arrived on Friday because of an evaculation from Hurricane Matthew.  The people who arrived today from the US came into Dublin and took the bus up to Belfast from Dublin Airport.  …

Day 3 - Belfast

   Not much happening today.  I took the train from Dublin to Belfast this morning, and spent the afternoon running errands.  A few of the research participants arrived today and the rest are arriving tomorrow.   …

Day 2 - Dublin

   A full Irish Breakfast is a great way to start the day.  I got to the Manuscript Reading Room of the National Library a few minutes before it opened, and was able to see a Family Bible, published in 1673 listing the events of a family beginning in 1718.  …

Day 1 - Dublin

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   No complaints about my flights.  I left Tampa at 4:30 pm yesterday afternoon on JetBlue to JFK where I connected to my 9 pm Aer Lingus flight to Dublin.  We left the gate a few minutes early, were number 3 for takeoff (a miracle at JFK), and arrived in Dublin 30 minutes early.  …

Off to Ireland

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   I’m leaving for Ireland on Wednesday.  This year I have a group of researchers in Belfast from October 9-15, and in Dublin from October 16-23.  If you’d like to know more about the trip, follow the blog.  …

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