Heritage Day at Copper Coast, Co. Waterford

The Metal Links Project is sponsoring a daylong seminar to discuss research methods appropriate to genealogical and migration studies in and from former metal mining communities of Waterford and Wicklow. Speakers will discuss current and evolving research methods and the unique challenges encountered in their studies.

Metal Links project partners, The Copper Coast Geopark and The Glendalough Mining Heritage Project will co-host this event at The Copper Coast Geopark Centre, Bunmahon Co. Waterford on May 18th. 2013.

9.00        Registration

9.30        Welcome

9.45        Introduction: Genealogical research in Ireland 

 Joan Kavanagh, Glendalough Mining Heritage Project

10.30     On line Genealogical research methods: benefits and limitations

T. Hennessy

11.30     Researching Copper Coast families 

Des Cowman

12.30     Lunch

1.30        Exploration of the role of commercial shipping in migration patterns from Mining          Communities derived from shipping archives at the UK National Archive. 

J. Morris

2.30        Beyond Surname Analysis for Migrant Irish Mineworkers?
                The Saint Kevin’s School Register and the Mineworkers’ database.

Sharron Schwartz , Glendalough Mining Heritage Project                                                                           

3.30       The Miners’ Memory Project 

Joan Kavanagh, Glendalough Mining Heritage Project

4.30        Mining memories- The Games we used to play  

T. Keating

5.00        Conclusions

Booking by email to:               metallinksoffice@gmail.com

Updates          facebook.com/metallinksproject                                                                                                                                              facebook.com/coppercoastgeopark

Admission: Free

This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Ireland Wales Programme 2007 – 2013 (Interreg 4A)


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