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 at the NZSG FRC Panmure Sunday 25 August 1pm to 4pm.

Searching for information about immigration voyages, or ancestors who worked in maritime roles? Come along to hear about the rare and unique resources of the Bill Laxon Maritime Library. 

Located at the New Zealand Maritime Museum, Auckland this research library holds reference works that will help you learn more about ships old and new.  Librarian and Archivist Danielle Carter will share some of the most commonly used genealogical reference works, as well as a selection of donated treasures; from shipboard diaries to a schoolgirl's collection of seafarers' autographs. 

Plus find out about plans to make the library’s maritime personnel records searchable online. 

The article News from the Bill Laxon Maritime Library appeared in The New Zealand Genealogist magazine October 2018, page 201.


2019 Meeting Dates

25 August, 1pm to 4pm

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 was held on Sunday 26 May commencing at 12.30pm.


AGM Reports 2019


2019 Committee

Convenor - Geraldene O'Reilly 

Secretary - Maria Coyne 

Treasurer - Tim Donaldson

Committee - Miles Dillon,  Bruce Graham,  Dorothy Dowgray,  John Dowgray,  Kathryn O'Neil 



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.