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The 'Clans and Surnames of Ireland Genealogy Programme  is scheduled for May 15 - 19, 2017 in Nenagh, Tipperary. Our programme includes expert genealogy workshops, seminars, lecturers, fieldtrips and valuable research advice for Irish family researchers. 

Clans and Surnames of Ireland Genealogy Programme

Our EARLY BIRD booking and RATES 2017 is now available and closes at 31 December, 2016.  Please click our link below here to see packages. EARLY BIRD BOOKING  

Fieldtrips will be offered in County Clare, Limerick and Galway to facilitate a range of difference requirements. We are delighted  'Walking Tours', Graveyard tours and Landscape character assessment fieldwork and also to arrange a suitable package for a companion should you wish to travel with same. Conservation, preservation & collections care workshops are also scheduled.

Speakers include  Kenneth Nicholls, Dr Paul MacCotter, Patrick Guinness, Sean J. Murphy, Fiona Fitzsimons, Dr Joe Mannion,  David Ryan, Regina Sexton, Lorna Moloney, Dr Michael C. Keane,Dr Ursula Callaghan, Rosaleen Underwood, Brian Donovan, John Tierney, Aiden Feerick, John Nangle, Patrick Gleeson Jane Halloran-Ryan, Jennifer Wood and Tony Harpur. Our speaker profiles will be completed shortly and available and available at

For  further  details and  group bookings

please telephone:  Lorna Moloney  at 353-85-8721184




May 15

Arrival at Nenagh, Abbeycourt Hotel. Welcome and Introductions

1.30                Registration

2.00 - 5.00      Genealogy Assessment and research needs workshops

Exploration of your personal   research requirements. One to one guidance sessions and research planning for your Irish  family research.

Exhibition Launch: The Casey Corner   'From Ireland to America - Genealogical Legacies  from the Irish Diaspora - Casey Connections'   The exhibition explores the Irish roots of   James E. Casey founder of  UPS

This exhibition examines the Genealogical wonders of O'Kief Coshe Mange collated and collected by Albert  Eugene Casey and explores its family history legacies.

7.30               Dr Joe Mannion - Clans and Surnames of Ireland Opening lecture


May 16

9.00 - 10.00  -   Introduction to Irish genealogy research

10.00 - 11.00 -  Understanding Irish land records & Irish placenames

11.00 - 11.30    Break

11.30 - 12.30    Latest Irish research sources for family history research

12.30 - 2.00      LUNCH

2.00 - 3.00        How to create your family tree using computer software

3.00 - 4.00        The Dos and Don't for Family trees  -

4.00 - 5.00        Roundtable discussion and one to one guidance and support sessions


May 17

9.00 -11.00       Irish Surnames Research workshop - sources and strategies

11.00 - 11.30     BREAK

11.30 - 1.00      Spaces and Places, Townlands, Tithes and Taxes -Strategies sourcing your Irish ancestry

1.00 - 2.00        LUNCH

2.00 -5.00         Afternoon field trip to Portumna Workhouse  for lectures, learning and online sources and fieldtrip led by Dr Paul MacCotter followed by a workshop- 


May 18

9.00 - 11.00       Overcoming brick walls in Irish family research

11.00 - 11.30     Break

11.30 - 12.30     How to write up your family history, methods and strategies

12.30 -1.00       Roundtable discussion

1.00 -2.00         LUNCH

2.00 - 3.30        Conservation & Collection care of your valuable family heirloom and documents - Jennifer Wood & Lorna Moloney

3.30 - 4.00        Break

4,00 - 5.00        DNA - Patrick Guinness.   

7.00                 Evening Plenary Lecture with Kenneth Nicholls 'Old Laws and Obsolete legal terms: some Guidance for the perplexed researcher', followed by Evening Dinner.


May 19

Conference seminars - Clans and Surnames. 

Featured Papers

Michael J. Keane - From Laois to Kerry - Transplantation of the 7 Septs in 1607

Lorna Moloney:  The Casey Corner - James E. Casey Origins -'Best Service and Lowest Rates'   UPS - A long long way from Tipperary' & Albert E. Casey,  &  The Legacies of O'Kief Coshe Mange

David Ryan - Exploring your Tipperary Roots

Jennifer Wood - The Quest to find Prendergast Ancestors in Ireland'

Jane Halloran-Ryan - Tyredagh Clunes- what we can learn from one family's journey from  County Clare to Connecticut

Tony Harpur - The Glory of the O'Deas

Patrick Gleeson - Gleeson legacies

Conference papers .           

Clans and Surnames of Ireland  Programme

Great National Abbeycourt Hotel, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary


We invite you to submit an abstract for consideration for our Clans and Surnames of Ireland Event for the 19 May, 2016. The Event will take place in Nenagh at the Great National Abbeycourt Hotel, Co. Tipperary. We are also interested in local surname studies and will host a table for same.

The themes of Clans and Surnames will based on Irish family history research.


  • Names, places and spaces
  • Irish townlands
  • Irish genealogy research 
  • Irish Surnames
  • Gaelic Clans
  • Irish family research
  • Surname publications
  • Online family history 

Guide for authors- 200 word abstract emailed to Lorna Moloney at