The Carrick-on-Shannon & District Historical Society is pleased to host noted historian Fr Liam Kelly's presentation on The History of Creevelea Franciscan Abbey (Dromahair, Co. Leitrim) founded in 1508, and the story of the young martyr Blessed Conrad (Con) O'Rourke, OFM, (ca 1549-1579), whose caused for sainthood is being promoted currently, on Wednesday, 20th February, in the Community Centre in Leitrim Village at 8.30 pm. The Centre is adjacent to the Church alongside the Shannon-Erne Waterway. Leitrim Village is 4 miles north of Carrick-on-Shannon. Admission €5.00 / €3 concession. Society members free. Light refreshments will be served.
Genealogy Advisory Service at the National Archives of Ireland
2013 is the year of 'The Gathering' and therefore it's the perfect time to find out more about your Irish family history. This Spring 2013, the National Archives of Ireland continue their free genealogy advisory service, which can get you started on a new and exciting hobby, or help you overcome a brick wall if you're a more seasoned researcher.
From 10am to 1.30pm, Monday to Friday, some of the foremost experts on genealogy in Ireland are on-call in the National Archives to answer your questions.
The genealogy service marks the successful collaboration of Eneclann (www.eneclann.ie) and Ancestor Network (www.ancestor.ie), in partnership with the National Archives of Ireland (www.nationalarchives.ie), who bring together the talent and skill of some of Ireland's best known genealogists.
No booking is required for this free service, but access to the genealogist on-duty is on a first come, first served basis. Read more at http://www.nationalarchives.ie/genealogy1/genealogy-service/
Carrick-on-Shannon Heritage Group