Expert Workshop: Finding Trails and Tales in Parish Records with Revd Canon Professor Patrick Comerford.

On Friday 4th May, Revd Canon Professor Patrick Comerford visited the Royal Irish Academy to deliver the May Expert Workshop on Church records.

In a lively, erudite talk, Revd Patrick discussed how we can use Catholic and Anglican parish records as a source for family and social history.

Using personal anecdotes and case studies, he showed us how to use the records.

The audiences’ warm response to Revd Patrick was a mark of a truly stimulating talk.

For those who were not able to make it, we have made the talk available as a podcast.

Revd Canon Professor Patrick Comerford is Priest-in-Charge of the Rathkeale Group of Parishes and Precentor of Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick. 

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