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 on Sunday 24 November 10am to 1pm.


2019 Meeting Dates

24 November, 10am to 1pm - 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


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Festivals Calendar 2019