The Westmeath Genealogy Centre

It is a natural thing for a person to want to find out about their ancestral past.

The Westmeath Genealogy Centre located at the Dún na Sí Amenity & Heritage Park in Moate.  It is run under the auspices of the Irish Family History Foundation and the Moate Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Éireann.

Throughout our turbulent history countless numbers have departed Ireland’s shores seeking a better life abroad. Today, the Irish Diaspora is found in every corner of the world.  A natural desire to find out where you come from and to re-connect with the land of your ancestors has led to a growing interest in the area of genealogical research.

But it’s not just descendants of emigrants who are seeking this information. Many Irish people living at home also want to know where they came from, to whom they are related, where their ancestors lived and what the social, political, economic and cultural conditions of that era were.

Our professional Genealogist, Bernie Norris has helped many people trace their ancestors. Her local knowledge and valuable contacts which she has established over the years, has helped identify old homesteads and living relatives of many clients.

Moate CCÉ are going to share some clips from an audio archive. There will be a little bit of storytelling and music on the clips which were recorded 30 years ago. @CultureNightDub @ArtsWestmeath @dun_park

Moate CCÉ - The story behind the Branch
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Watch the history of the Moate Branch of @Comhaltas @dun_park @irish_sessions @IrishTraditions via @YouTube

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Our Services

Consultation Service

For family historians who wish to carry out some research themselves. Our genealogist will point you in the right direction, advising you of all available sources. One hour of our time could save weeks of your time!

Please contact us to book this service.

Fee: €60

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Commissioned Research

Our genealogists conduct commissioned research. Our local knowledge & contacts are invaluable when tracing your Westmeath Ancestors. Our Preliminary Search entails of 2 hours spent tracing your ancestors using all available sources pertaining to County Westmeath, resulting in a Research Report.

Fee: €60

    Contact Us

    Genealogist: Bernie Norris


    Genealogy Office Opening Hours

    Monday – Thursday 10am – 4.00pm

    Appointment required