In August 2012 the National Library of Ireland hosted a series of lunchtime talks on Irish family history in conjunction with Eneclann and Ancestor Network. The assembled experts included genealogists and broadcasters, librarians and archivists, writers and publishers, academics and a medical geneticist.
Beginning in 1989, the Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI) has worked with the Genealogical Office of Ireland in Dublin to research and index Irish estate records located in the National Library of Ireland (NLI) and the National Archives of Ireland (NAI).
IGSI is in good company with its new blog. Last month, the National Library of Ireland (NLI) launched a fascinating blog: http://www.nli.ie/blog/.
Reading the NLI blog led me to look at their digital library, and specifically at the “Sources” digital directory: http://sources.nli.ie/. Over 180,000 Irish manuscripts and periodicals are catalogued there.