Irish Interest Group


The Irish Interest Group provides genealogical information covering the 32 counties of Ireland.

Our Irish holdings held within the NZSG Family Research Centre cover a range of resources: Books, CDs, Maps, Fiche, Journals, Magazines, BDM Index Films, County Folders.


Current Events

Our recent book launch held at the FRC was well attended, with good book sales on the night.

If you missed out on your copy of True to Ireland by Peter Burke, visit or contact Peter Burke direct at email



Irish genealogy meetings are held at the New Zealand Society of Genealogists Family Research Centre, 159 Queens Road, Panmure, Auckland on the fourth Sunday of  February,  May,  August and November. Meetings go from 1pm to 4pm, with the doors opening at midday, front and rear entrances.

Should you want to bring your lunch, refreshments will be available.

Check our monthly meeting notices for details of meeting topic and/or guest speaker.

At the conclusion of presentations the library will be open for research purposes. Assistance is provided for Irish research; please ensure you bring your family files.

A meeting door fee of $3.00 applies, with afternoon tea complimentary.

New members and visitors welcome.

Any enquiries to email Irish


Next Meeting

Our next Auckland meeting is to be held on Sunday 26 May 2019 from 12.30pm to 4pm.

AGM and Programme:

The AGM will commence at 12.30pm and at its conclusion, around 1pm, we will hold two presentations:

Our guest is Marie McCallion, an Irish dancer born in Donegal. Marie learned to dance at the age of 3 and was fortunate to participate in the world championships every year, being placed in the top 20 in her field of dance. Aged 16, Marie was accepted to the Riverdance group where she spent a few years training before touring the world.

This year the people in Ireland, and Irish people across the world, are commemorating the commencement of the Irish War of Independence, celebrating the establishment of the Legislative Assembly of the revolutionary Irish Republic, the First Dàil Èireann. A presentation based on the events of 1919 will be shown and we will have on display a variety of our holdings of books and CDs relating to the period 1916-1923.


2019 Meeting Dates

25 August, 1pm to 4pm - programme to be advised.

24 November, 1pm to 4pm - programme to be advised.



Our financial year runs from 1 April to 31 March. Our annual rate is $5.00 single or $7.00 joint fee. Download a  subscription form. Internet payment can be made to ASB Bank Mt Albert 12-3029-0232300-00. Please ensure you quote your name as reference. 



The Irish Interest Group provide a column in The New Zealand Genealogist magazine relating to a range of Irish genealogy items. A bi-monthly newsletter is emailed to members of the Irish Interest Group.


Annual General Meeting

The 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 26 May commencing at 12.30pm. Doors open at midday; should you want to bring your lunch, refreshments will be available.

At the conclusion of the AGM, copies of all reports will be uploaded here.



Geraldene O'Reilly

PO Box 272-1456,  Papakura, Auckland 2244

Ph:  09 299 1381

Email: Irish



You can download information from this section about Irish Genealogy Websites

Irish Lives Remembered 

Ireland Reaching Out - Ireland XO

Eneclann - Irish Family History Centre

Irish Family History Foundation

Memorial to the 18th Royal Irish Regiment in New Zealand 

Irish Family History Society

Genealogical Society of Ireland 

Irish Genealogical Research Society

Tracing your Ancestors (various Irish counties)

Ulster Historical Foundation


Travel Information

Tourism Ireland, Auckland, provide useful information about travel in Dublin. Click here to download the information.