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Mayo Genealogy Group: Home to Mayo

May 14 @ 11:00 am - May 14 @ 01:00 pm

Join the Mayo Genealogy Group for a series of talks celebrating a decade of their work with a run through past and present projects. Discover how this community group has connected to the wider diaspora and hear stories of how people have reconnected with their past, like our keynote speaker Maura Mulligan who will recall an emigration tale.

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Layout of Day 

11am Mayo Genealogy Group Meeting  
11.15am A decade of collaboration revisited  Tom Doyle
11.30am Home to Mayo Margaret Connell (MCC)
11.40am Mayo Genealogy Group Members Projects
  • Knockatemple Old Church Ruins
  • Clogher Heritage Centre:
  • Heritage/Folklore project:

Teresa Filan

Breege Blake

Sean Leach
Key Note Speaker:
The Call of the Lark an emigration story from Aghamore to New Jersey.
Maura Mulligan
Open Floor Discussion Mick Baynes + Diaspora
1pm Lunch  
2pm Public tour with an emigration focus
Panel of Freelance Guides
3pm Public tour with an emigration focus
Panel of Freelance Guides

Details of Keynote Speaker

A native of Cahir Achadh Mór, Maura Mulligan dibbled the spuds and danced on the stage in the 1940’s & 50’s. She sailed to America in 1958. In the bustling new world of New York, she has had a few interesting jobs that you can read about in her memoir, “Call of the Lark” published in 2012 by Greenpoint Press, New York.

A retired NYC Public School teacher, Maura Mulligan earned a Master’s Degree from Hunter College of the City University of New York. Currently, she writes articles for the Irish Echo newspaper and teaches Irish language and Céilí dance in NYC. A member of Irish America Writers & Artists, she has given readings in N.Y, N.J, Philadelphia and several venues in Ireland. She is founder of Nollaig Na mBan NY – a group dedicated to celebrating Celtic Fire festivals.

Please find a link to Maura's memoir 'Call of the Lark' at this link

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