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  • Writer's pictureColleen Murray

Lecture tonight on Irish Palatines

Adare Manor

Photo we took of Adare Manor during a visit a few years ago.

Tonight, I am giving a talk at the Alberta Genealogical Society, at the meeting of the Irish Special Interest Group. My topic is the Irish Palatines. The Irish Palatines were a group of refugees from the Palatinate in Germany, who fled the area in 1709. A few thousand settled in Ireland- many staying only a year or two, but with others settling permanently, with descendants living in Ireland today. Many Irish Palatines further emigrated to North America, and many of their descendants can now be found in Canada. This week's news that a grant has been received to digitize the Church of Ireland records is certainly exciting news for anyone with Irish Palatine ancestry.

The above photo is of Adare Manor, which is now a lovely hotel that I was lucky enough to visit a few years back. Adare was one of the townlands with Palatine settlers.

For AGS members interested in this topic, my presentation starts at 7:30 PM.

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