Celtic Connections 2018 coming to Boston

August 10-11, 2018, may seem like a long time in the future, but you’ll kick yourself if you don’t reserve those dates now. Plan to attend Celtic Connections 2018, where you’ll find your “Pathways to the Past.”

Celtic Connections 2018, co-hosted by The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA) and the Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI), will take place at the Boston Marriott Newton, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Auburndale, Massachusetts, on Friday/Saturday, August 10-11.

The list of outstanding international and national speakers has been finalized and includes experts in Irish, Scots-Irish, Scottish and Welsh genealogy as well as DNA. Conference presenters will be:

  • Kyle Betit
  • Audrey Collins
  • Marie Daly
  • Bruce Durie
  • Fiona Fitzsimons
  • Nora Galvin
  • Maurice Gleeson
  • John Grenham
  • Donna Moughty
  • Chris Paton
  • David Rencher
  • John Schnelle
  • Darris Williams
  • Christine Woodcock



This will be the third conference co-hosted by TIARA and IGSI; the 2014 and 2016 conferences received rave reviews by those who attended.

If you’re interested in researching Celtic branches of family history, you’re not likely to find a more knowledgeable and experienced group gathered in one place in the universe in 2018! Read more about the speakers at the Celtic Connections 2018 website.

Watch the website for more information about hotels and conference registration in early 2018. This blog will also keep you posted on important conference developments.

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