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The Gathering 2013

Who Do You Think You Are?

Throughout 2013, Ireland will open its arms to hundreds of thousands of friends and family from all over the world, calling them home to gatherings in villages, towns and cities.

Communities throughout Ireland will showcase and share the very best of Irish culture, tradition, business, sport, fighting spirit and the uniquely Irish sense of fun. Over 70 million people worldwide claim Irish ancestry. The Gathering Ireland 2013 provides the perfect excuse to reach out to those who have moved away, their relatives, friends and descendants, and invite them home.

County Limerick experienced substantial emigration to Australia from the 1830s onwards while large scale emigration to the United States of America and Canada commenced in the 1840s. The Great Famine, which caused the death of approximately one million people in Ireland, was less severe in Limerick in that it resulted in more emigration than death. The population of County Limerick dropped by twenty-one per cent during the 1840s and continued to decline until 1900 as a result of continued emigration.

To celebrate we have teamed up with Limerick Genealogy Centre who can search comprehensively for your ancestors in Limerick and produce a detailed family history report using a broad collection of genealogical sources comprising of approximately three million records. Limerick Genealogy specialises in nineteenth century family history research. However the time period which we can search dates from as early as the seventeenth century to as late as the early years of the twentieth century, subject to the availability of records.
http://www.limerickgenealogy.com/index.php

Limerick is Part of The Gathering, Are You? View - Calendar of Gathering Events in Limerick 2013

Attending a Limerick Gathering event  - contact us for Best Available Rates - 061 421800 or click here 

Limerick Strand Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick City, Ireland

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