Sunday, 25 October 2020

My first published genealogy article !

My article on the Baron Talbots of Malahide has been published in The Irish Genealogist.
The Talbots were one of my chosen families and the subject of considerable genealogy research, as I worked to obtain a Certificate in Genealogy/Family History, with the well-respected genealogist, Sean Murphy, at University College Dublin. The Talbot's family tree could be traced back to the twelfth-century Norman invasion of Ireland. Plus, the family’s place in Irish society ensured they featured far more prominently in genealogical sources than their tenants, my small-farmer ancestors.

The article is primarily a genealogical and heraldic account of the Talbot family, Lords of Malahide, through the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, together with an examination of their Norman origins. It also looks at the family’s relationship with their tenants in Malahide, Co. Dublin, over the centuries and thus encompasses elements of local and social history.

And, as I opened the package containing my copy of The Irish Genealogist, which arrived in my letter box this week, there it was, my name and research listed on the cover page of the journal. How exciting!

The Irish Genealogist is the publication of the Irish Genealogical Research Society (IGRS), issued annually since 1937, and renowned for its scholarly contribution to the field of Irish genealogy.

In the 2020 edition, my work is included. What a great honour!

If you are not a member of the IGRS, and would like to read my article, let me know and I'll happily email a copy to you.


  1. How wonderful! Congratulations!

  2. Congratulations that is really exciting after a lot of hard work.

  3. What an accomplishment! Congratulations!

  4. Good for you Dara! What a wonderful acknowledgement of your talent and hard work.

  5. I'd love to see your article

  6. Congratulations on this achievement! Very exciting...and a wonderful, generous way to share what you know with other researchers.

  7. How exciting, Dara.. a great achievement.

    1. CONGRATULATIONS! Your blog has been included in INTERESTING BLOGS at
      Thank you, Chris

  8. I’ve dabbled in another branch of the Talbot family living in Killiney in the 19th and 20th century. Cousins of the latter Malahide talbots I believe


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