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on May 12, 2004
This is a fantastic, thorough and (most importantly) readable guide to the daunting ask of attempting family history research in Ireland. It is obvious that the authors have plenty of experience with the subject, and offer some unexpected and well thought out advice. I found it very helpful.
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on April 9, 2013
It is not a matter of liking or disliking the book . . . it just wasn't very helpful. If you have already done the standard Google searches, you will have uncovered about 75% of what this book has to offer.

What I found when I got to Ireland is that some (probably an important word) of the local libraries (not mentioned in the book) have remarkable local history sections. Some of the "heritage centers" (mentioned in the book; that might charge a fee for their help) probably run down the street to the local librarian to get the information.

Specifically, if you are interested in Co. Leitrim, 1) don't buy the book, 2) don't bother with the local heritage center (unless you are looking for a keychain with a family crest), but 3) DO run down the street to the local library. The librarians are incredibly helpful, and there is a wealth of information.
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on November 27, 2012
This is a great little guide full of good information, especially when you're not sure what and where to start.
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on February 5, 2015
Helpful resource if your going on that once in a lifetime trip. Helps wit better understanding of your visit.
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on March 25, 2000
I just want to point out that the authors of the book are Sherry Irvine AND Nora M. Hickey. The book is erroneously listed as being written bu one person named "Nora Hickey Irvine". Maybe this can be corrected to make it easier to find.
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