Irish Interest Group


Next Meeting

Our next meeting is to be held on Sunday 27 May from 1.00pm to 4.00pm at the NZSG FRC library, 159 Queens Road, Panmure, Auckland. Doors will open at Midday and facilities available for refreshments should you wish to bring your lunch.

Our AGM will be conducted at this meeting commencing at 12.30pm and should be completed by 1.00pm. If you are unable to attend the AGM and would like to register your apology, e–mail

At the conclusion of the AGM our usual members meeting will commence with the screening of a film on Irish Weddings and Customs. We invite you to bring along any items referring to a matrimonial occasion. This can include newspaper cuttings, certificates with unusual notations, a church record, or details where a Protestant and Catholic marriage took place and the effect on family relationships.

At the end of the presentation 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 your own research. Assistance will be provided with Irish research inquiries.

We look forward to seeing you at our Irish meeting on Sunday 27 May

New members and visitors welcome


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




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