Genealogy Courses

The following is a guide to family history classes, both evening and accredited university courses. It is not meant as an exhaustive list and CIGO is not responsible for the content of external links. CIGO is unable to offer recommendations and suggests prospective students make their own enquiries according to their own needs. You can click on the name of each educational establishment to go directly to their website and course information. If you wish to have a course listed, please contact us and we’ll be happy to add it.


Merriman Research & Training Ltd.

Basic Genealogy Workshops ** Course details can be obtained by contacting or by phoning Lorna Moloney at +353-87-9215715.



University College Cork (Adult Education)

10 week part-time course or 2 year part-time certificate/diploma available. Contact college for details. Tel: +353-21-4902301 or 4904739.



Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute

Ten week diploma course, taught by John Grenham, MAGI. Call 01 8209863 for further information or email

City Colleges, South Great Georges St, Dublin 2

Ten week evening course. Call 01 2809676 for further information.

Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin

Ten week evening course, next starting 18th October 2016 in Griffith College Dublin. Contact for further information.

Hartstown Community School, Clonsilla, Dublin 15

Ten week evening course. Call 01 2809676 for further information.

Independent Colleges, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Twelve week Diploma course delivered in conjunction with the Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland and led by professional genealogist Paul Gorry. Taught through a weekly seminar lasting three hours. Runs two or three times a year. Cost €895. Tel: +353-1-6725058

Malahide Community School Adult Education

Comprehensive beginner course runs bi-annually starting September and February for 10 weeks taught by professional genealogist, Claire Bradley.  Online booking available. For enquiries please phone +353-1-8460949 or email

University College Dublin

Single module courses given by professional genealogist Sean Murphy. Contact college for more information. Tel: +353-1-7167123.



The Irish Ancestry Research Centre (IARC), University of Limerick

The Centre, a University of Limerick campus company, and its experts and lecturers provide a number of workshops during the year, and also a range of certificate, Masters and PhD qualifications in genealogy, genealogy research and history of the family. These include a one-year, part-time course leading to a Certificate in History of Family & Genealogical Methods. Tel: +353-61-518355.