Updated: Dec 26, 2018
Today is the last day of the trip, and there were still researchers working hard in the Library and Manuscript Reading Rooms. The National Library is the only respository open on Saturday (from 9:30 - 12:45). The afternoon was spent by some at Back to our Past or sightseeing.
The final event was dinner at the Shelbourne Hotel. Established in 1824 it has been garrisoned by the British Army (in 1916) and the Free State (1922) and was where the first Constitution of Ireland was drafted. We were joined at dinner by John Grenham who shared some comments on the history and current state of genealogy in Ireland. The fifth edition of his book, Tracing Your Irish Ancestors is due out next Spring.
It was a great end to our week in Dublin (and for some two weeks in both Belfast and Dublin). Sunday is a travel day for most, either heading outward to the areas where their ancestors lived, or home to the States or Canada.
I’m headed off on a two week vacation, so there will be no blogs until the beginning of November. Safe travels to all and…