May 23, 2022

University of Limerick Invites You to Past Lives: Spotlight on History of Family

The following was written by the University of Limerick, Ireland:

The Department of History at the University of Limerick, Ireland is delighted to invite you to an event entitled

Past Lives: Spotlight on History of Family taking place on Tuesday 24 May, 16.00-17.00 (for those in other time zones click here to see what time this is for you). This event will appeal to 

anyone interested in history, including genealogists and family historians.

Join Dr Rachel Murphy, lecturer on the MA History of Family at the University of Limerick, to find out more about the history of family and some of the topics that historians of family research.


During the event, which is part of the Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival, participants will be introduced to three graduates of the course who will present findings from their MA research:

Noreen Bracken: The Coroners of County Clare, 1822 to 1922

Tara O’Brien: Youth agency and Identity in Rural Ireland, 1950-1970

Brid O’Sullivan: The Townland of Knocknagarhoon, Co. Clare: A Study of Population, Households, Family, People and Migration

There will be time for questions at the end of the session.


This online event will be of interest to the general public, in particular anyone interested in genealogy, history, family history and local history – in Ireland and beyond.

Hosted by the Department of History, University of Limerick. To attend the event please click here. Please note an attendee link to attend this live event will be sent to you close to the event date. If you have any queries or issues registering, please contact

We look forward to welcoming you (virtually) on the day.