Friday 4 October 2019

Irish Lives Remembered Autumn 2019 issue online

The latest edition of Irish Lives Remembered, the Autumn 2019 issue, is now freely avaoulable online at

In this issue:

This edition features a diverse range of articles from some of the top names in Irish genealogy. 2019 will be the year of poitín for Irish Lives Remembered as we're delighted to have a major four-part series on illicit whiskey making in Ireland. Part three available now.

  • Steve Coogan’s Maternal Great-Great-Grandparents: Their Fight for Tenant Rights in Nineteenth Century Mayo by Fiona Fitzsimons;
  • The Solar Boat at Knowth (County Meath) by Eamonn 'Ned' Kelly;
  • Finding Your Birth Family through DNA can be an Emotional Rollercoaster by Maurice Gleeson;
  • The Barry Surname by Paul MacCotter;
  • Ricardo Wall y Devereux: The Power behind the Throne by Nathan Mannion;
  • Money, Mountain Dew, and Murder: Illicit Poitín Distillation in Ireland During the 1920s. PART 3. “The Garda would be unworthy of any confidence if they failed to make use of every method to rid Ireland of this curse” by Stephen Peirce;
  • When does a Genealogist become a ‘Professional’ Genealogist? by Penny Walters;
  • England’s ‘Cheddar Man’ Revealed by DNA. Relevant to the Ancient Irish? by Hannah O'Sullivan.
  • Defending Trinity College Dublin, 1916, Anzacs and the Rising - Excerpt and Synopsis of Rory Sweetman's new book - Published by Four Courts Press.

Regular columns:
  • Dear Genie (Our Genealogists help you with your research block)
  • Photodetective (Jayne Shrimpton analyses one of your family photos)
  • Patrick's Page (Patrick Roycroft deals with a client at the Irish Family History Centre)
  • FMP Roundup (Niall Cullen lets us know of the new Irish genealogy records that have been added to Findmypast)


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