Irish surnames are some of the oldest family names used in Europe, but when and how did they first originate? This will be explored by Fiona Fitzsimons founder and research director of the Irish Family History Centre.
Fiona and her team have provided research and historical consultancy for television and film production, including WDYTYA, Faces of America, Finding our Roots, Ancestors in the Famine.
Her skills have been harnessed to delve into the Irish roots of a variety of states people, actors and celebrities, including Barack Obama, Tom Cruise, Princess Charlene of Monaco and, most recently, Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau.
DATE: Fri 25th January
VENUE: Unit 12, CHQ Building, IFSC, Dublin 1