Meet the Team

Brian Donovan

Director, CEO

Brian has been responsible for directly overseeing the digitisation and indexation of millions of Irish historic records from numerous libraries and archives around Ireland and abroad. Currently Enecl...

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Fiona Fitzsimons

Director, Research & PR Director

Fiona Fitzsimons is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, a historical expert and entrepreneur. Since 1996 she's developed our historical research department, setting high standards for all our re...

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Tommie Martin

Business Manager

Tommie worked for over thirty years in the public sector, half of these as a senior manager. He holds an MBA and a BA. When he retired, Tommie wanted to do something different. Working here appealed t...

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Andrew Flynn

IT Support

Prior to joining the company in 2005, Andrew spent several years managing the family off-licence and studied IT in Roslyn Park. From 2005 to 2009 Andrew worked in Eneclann's archives department as...

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Carmel Gilbride

Research Manager

As Research Manager Carmel ensures the delivery of a first rate research service for clients who wish to accurately trace their Irish ancestry. Combining an aptitude for administration with the skills...

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Helen Moss

Senior Researcher

Helen did her BSc in Human Communication, then working for the journalist and author, Bruce Arnold, before joining Eneclann. She was research assistant on Bruce Arnold's biography of Jack Yeats, a...

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Stephen Peirce

Case Manager

Stephen graduated with a degree in History from Trinity College Dublin in 2008. His undergraduate dissertation Money, Murder and Moonshine charted the effect of illicit distillation (poteen brewing) o...

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Adam Monaghan

Manager, IT and Digital Imaging Systems

Adam began his career in Landscape and Civil Engineering and it was there that he first encountered cutting-edge technology. It was his experiences in engineering that led him to go back to education ...

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Paul Manzor

Publishing Manager

Paul gained a Masters in History from NUI Galway in 2001, following which he joined the Loughrea History project. During his time there he co-edited and contributed to the publication of the award-win...

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Orla McCartney

Digitisation and publications

Orla graduated in 2007 with a B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies from Trinity College, Dublin. Having made the decision to pursue a career in Archives Orla completed the M.A. in Archives and Rec...

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Linda Byrne

Researcher

Linda graduated in 2007 with a BA in History from Trinity College, Dublin. In her final year she studied Murder Trials in 19th Century Ireland. She has volunteered in a number of archives including th...

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Dan Purcell

Researcher

Dan graduated in 2013 with a BA in Modern History from the University of Oxford. Following this, he returned home to Ireland to complete an MPhil in Modern Irish History in Trinity College Dublin. He ...

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Fiona O'Mahony

Brand Manager

Fiona received her primary degree in History and English from UCD.  After many years in Allied Irish Bank working in the IT, Marketing and International Banking sphere, she left to complete an MA...

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Claire Murray

Education & Outreach Officer

Claire graduated in 2014 with a B.A. Hons in Ancient and Medieval History and Culture from Trinity College Dublin. From 2012 she was an Education Facilitator with Kerry County Museum, developing and t...

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Maura Flood

Visitor Centre Genealogy Expert

Maura is one of the advisory genealogists in the Irish Family History Centre.  She worked as a company secretary for many years and obtained her company secretarial qualification while working in...

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Noel Jenkins

Visitor Centre Genealogy Expert

Noel Jenkins is a Genealogist and Family History Researcher who qualified with a Certificate in Genealogy in 1999 and a Diploma in Genealogy in 2005 from University College Dublin. Prior to working as...

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Declan Brady

Visitor Centre Genealogy Expert

Declan is a historian and genealogist based in Swords, Co Dublin, with a Masters in Irish History from Maynooth University and a Diploma in Family History from Independent Colleges, Dublin. Initially ...

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Patrick Roycroft

Visitor Centre Genealogy Expert

Patrick has a fondness for rocks, as well as genealogy! He who holds a BA (Mod.) in geology from Trinity College Dublin and a PhD in geology from University College Dublin (UCD). Following an EU Marie...

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Gerard Leen

Visitor Services and Retail Officer

Gerard graduated with a BA in History from Maynooth University in 2012, and went on to do  MA in Local History where his thesis covered the history of Cahersiveen between 1880 and 1932 investigat...

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