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From: Pat Connors <>
Subject: [MAYO] A lecture of interest
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 12:00:42 -0800
I am passing this on with Eileen and Sean's permission. I was at one of
Sean's presentation at last year's genealogy conference in Boston and
highly recommend it, if you can make it.
Sean Ó Dúill will be presenting a talk entitled Death and Burial customs
in 19th Century Ireland on 28th November ( Wednesday)at 7PM
Venue: The Irish Cultural Centre at Our Lady of the Elms College,
SUMMARY OF LECTURE: Learning about the experiences of life and death of
your Irish ancestors, will make the names and dates on documents come
alive. Many of these traditions and beliefs were brought to the new
world with them and survive in some form even today.
Sean O'Duill has studied the 1937 Irish Folklore Commission Schools
Project focusing on the copy books written by the children of Loisburgh.
He brings to life the voices of the children who wrote the essays
describing death and funeral rituals in the 19th century. The Irish
wake, funeral games and superstitions will be discussed.
Conference Speaker's Biography: Sean O'Duill is a fluent Irish speaker
from Louisburgh, Co. Mayo. He has recently retired from teaching in St.
Declan's College, Dublin and has published several articles in Irish and
English on Irish folklore. Sean was the keynote speaker at the 2005
National Genealogical conference, lectured at FGS Conference in Boston
in 2006 and at the Irish Genealogical Conference in Sligo in 2004. His
research into Irish Folklore has developed lectures which have been of
great interest to family historians in Ireland.
Eileen M. Ó Dúill, CG
47 Delwood Road
CG, Certified Genealogist is a service mark of the Board for
Certification of Genealogists (USA), used under license by
Board-certified associates after periodic competency evaluations
Pat Connors, Sacramento CA
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