Monday, 25 March 2013

More details on Cork genealogy weekend

I blogged two weeks ago that University College Cork's Adult Continuing Education department was planning a genealogy education holiday in Cork called Ancestral Connections: Names, Places and Spaces at the start of July (see The university has now come back with more details on the programme and costs:

Ancestral Connections: Names, Places and Spaces

Irish Genealogy Summer School, University College Cork, June 30-July 6, 2013

This genealogy summer school offers a complete course in the latest Irish genealogy research, as one would expect from a summer school held in UCC, one of the world’s leading universities. All aspects of the subject are covered by a series of presentations and ‘hands on’ workshops given by a selection of Ireland’s leading genealogical lecturers and experts. The latest online and offline sources are described and explained in presentations which will be of great interest to the seeker of Irish roots and family history, whether beginner or expert.

Thankfully, it is not all work. A number of trips are offered featuring sites and locations including Fota House, the Queenstown Experience in Cobh, and Spectacular Killarney with its beautiful mountains and lakes. Not forgetting, optional evening tours to sites of interest in Cork itself, ‘the Venice of Ireland’, Blarney Castle and the beautiful harbour town of Kinsale.

The Summer School Ancestral Connections will be completed by a one-day conference with a range of topics offered by expert speakers.

Cork Archaeological & Historical Society Conference – 6 July
Cork Connections: Names, Places and Spaces

The Summer School Ancestral Connections will be completed by a one-day conference with a range of topics offered by expert speakers. The Cork Archaeological & Historical Society; founded in 1891, the society is one of the oldest local interest societies in Ireland.

For Residential and Non-residential rates, please contact UCC: Ancestral Connections Summer School Co-ordinator: Lorna Moloney at E: or 353-(0)85-8721184 or Lindy Meldon, Executive Assistant. Programme Assistant T: 353 (0)21 4904700. E:

Residential/Non-residential rates, & Concession Rates
Full residential: Accommodation, Full board at Victoria Lodge, tuition, field trips, excursions and conference: €775.00 / Non residential: €575.00 (We can supply a list of recommended providers on request.
Concession - Residential - (UCC staff, students, Over 55's) non residential €625.00
Concession - Non Residential (UCC staff, students, Over 55's, retired) non residential €465.00

(With thanks to Lorna Moloney)


My new book, Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet, is now available from Pen and Sword. For my other genealogy books, please visit; whilst for my online Scottish based genealogy courses please visit the Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd site.

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