Irish Interest Group

Click here to read an informative letter from Fintan Mullan, Executive Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation



Auckland Expo 2017

The Irish Interest Group EXPO Stand with committee members Maria Coyne and Miles Dillon (pictured) promoting the Irish Interest Group over two days, assisted by committee member Bruce Graeme and Graeme McVerry from the committee of the Irish Interest Group-Lower North Island. 

As always the Irish stand proved to be very popular with the public and the committee very busy over the weekend

We welcome new members who signed up and look forward to their attendance at our next Irish meeting on Sunday 26 November

We thank everyone who supported our Raffle and congratulate the winners:  J. Boyd,  R. Nevin  and  E. Woollett


NZSG Irish Interest Group November Meeting 

Our next meeting is to be held on Sunday 26 November  from 1.00pm to 4.00pm at the NZSG FRC library, 159 Queens Road, Panmure, Auckland.

The meeting room doors open at Midday and facilities will be available for refreshments  should you wish to bring your lunch.

Topic:  Members’ own Stories

It is that time again where our Members are invited to take the floor and share details of their research.  

This can be in the form of a display, a power point presentation, the showing of photos or books, or some 

research point that has assisted you in some way that you would like to share it.


If you are an out of town member and unable to attend this meeting but would like to contribute an item, 

please e-mail us the details and we will ensure your item is presented.  


Land records

There will be a demonstration on land records from the Cancelled Field Books obtained from the Valuation Office Dublin, covering the period following on from Griffiths Primary Valuation through to 1907.  The use of these records will show how to put family members together.


At the end of Members’ presentations complimentary afternoon tea will be served and the NZSG library 

will be open until 4.00pm should you want to take the opportunity to conduct research. Assistance will 

be provided for Irish research inquiries.


We look forward to seeing you at our Irish meeting Sunday 26 November - New members and visitors welcome



1pm - 4pm,  Fourth Sunday,  February,  May,  August and November


Door Fee $3.00 - tea complimentary

Any inquiries email:  Irish

Applications for membership as per the Subscription form



Geraldene O'Reilly

PO Box 272-1456,  Papakura, Auckland 2244

Ph:  09 299 1381

Email: Irish



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2017 AGM Minutes


2017 Committee

Convenor - Geraldene O'Reilly

Secretary - Maria Coyne

Treasurer - Tim Donaldson

Committee - Miles Dillon,  Bruce Graham,  Dorothy Dowgray,  John Dowgray,  Joy Todd 



You can download information from this section about Journals and Magazines purchased for the IIG

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 


Travel Information

Tourism Ireland, Auckland have provided useful information about travel in Dublin and internet links to many of the places and utilities a traveler would want.

Click here to download the Information