Irish Family History Society

Connecting People With Their Irish Roots


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10.30am Registration. Tea and Coffee
11.00am Welcome to dlr LexIcon. Marian Thérèse Keyes, Senior Executive Librarian
11.05am Introduction with Pádraig Laffan
Pádraig Laffan is the Chairperson of the Federation of Local History Societies
11.20-11.50 Local Authority Archive Services: An Introduction with Martin Morris Martin Morris is the Archivist in Longford County Council and Chair of the Local Government Archivists and Records Managers (LGARM).
11.50-12.20 Preparing Your Collection for Donation
David Gunning is the Archivist in Residence at dlr LexIcon
12.20-12.40 Case Study: Finding a Home for your Collection
Liam Clare is a local historian and member of Foxrock Local History Club.
He has written and lectured widely and is a post-graduate of NUI Maynooth’s Studies in Local History programme.
12.40-1.00 Q&A
1.00-2.00 Lunch and Discussion. View exhibitions in dlr LexIcon
2.00-2.30 F.M. O’Flanagan, recorder of Dalkey – a local historian’s collection at dlr LexIcon David Gunning is the Archivist in Residence at dlr LexIcon
2.30-3.00 Recording Local History at dlr LexIcon with Sarah Greene
Sarah Greene is a Tour Guide and Oral Historian. A graduate of the Lord Mayor’s Certificate in Oral History (2016), she recently interviewed Con Enright,
donor of the Dún Laoghaire Cycling Week Collection
3.00-3.30 dlr Local History Case Study: The Oratory, Dominican Convent with Liz Pilkington Liz Pilkington is a Tour Guide and graduate of the Lord Mayor’s Certificate in Local History (2018), her research project focused on the Oratory in the grounds of the former Dominican Convent, Dún Laoghaire
3.30-3.50 Q&A



There will be a visit to the Maritime Museum after the Seminar finishes.

see link below

Travel Information – see below

Travelling to Moran Park, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire
• Moran Park (dlr LexIcon) is located 12 km southeast of Dublin City Centre and
centrally in Dún Laoghaire. Pedestrian access to Moran Park can be availed of via the
Metals Walkway (parallel to Queen’s Road).
• Dún Laoghaire has excellent rail and bus connections. It is also easily accessed by a
comprehensive local and national road network.
Irish Rail
Dún Laoghaire DART (train) station is located 5 minutes walk from Moran Park (dlr
DART Trains run (every 10 minutes) from Malahide/Howth via Dublin City Centre to
Bray/Greystones. It is the most convenient way to arrive in Dún Laoghaire.
DART links up at Connolly Station with the Belfast/Sligo/Dublin Suburban rail and
Luas Redline services. Rosslare Europort services stop at Dún Laoghaire train station.
See for further information.
Dublin Bus
Many Dublin Bus services stop at or have their termini at Dun Laoghaire DART
Station – including: 7/7A, 45A, 46A, 59, 63, 75 and 111. See for
more information.
By Car
Dún Laoghaire is accessed from the M50 motorway, Exit 16 (Loughlinstown /
Cherrywood) with a journey time of approximately 15 minutes.
From Dublin City Centre. take the N11 via Stillorgan or the N31 via Blackrock to
Dún Laoghaire. All routes are well signposted.
Guests are invited to share car journeys where possible.
A Pay and Display parking system applies within Dún Laoghaire and harbour areas.
The following private car parks are available:
– Pavilion: Queen’s Road – Dún Laoghaire Shopping Centre: Marine Road
– Dun Laoghaire Harbour Underground: Harbour Road
– Carlisle Pier: Queen’s Road – Old Harbour: Coal Harbour
– Bloomfields Shopping Centre: Bloomfield Lane
– IMC @ Bloomfields: Library Road.

Free Parking: There is free parking on the seafront open car park just across the road from the Lexicon.
Pay parking in the Lexicon is €6 /day.



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