Irish Family History Centre

80 million people worldwide claim Irish ancestry – are you one of them?

Dates:Thursday 14 March – Monday 18 March

Where:Discover Ireland Centre, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2

Times:Thursday-Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 11am-4pm

Monday 11am-3pm

The Irish Family History Centre runs throughout the week of the St. Patrick’s Festival and allows you to discover your Irish family history. Free access to millions of online records from will give you an insight of what life was like for your ancestors hundreds of years ago in Ireland. Learn how to search for information using the free computers and chat with experienced staff who can answer your questions.

Find information about your ancestors in:

Birth, marriage, and death records
Land and estates records
Legal records
Newspaper articles and directories
Military records
Travel and migration records

The Gathering Ireland 2013 is a reminder of the millions of Irish diaspora worldwide, making it the perfect time to start researching your Irish roots. This event will help you understand exactly where your family came from, what their lives were like and where they ended up.

As well as, other family history organisations will be on hand to provide advice and guidance each day. A series of lectures will also be held daily, covering various family history topics, so there is something for everyone – from family history novices to experienced genealogists.

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