The Irish Ancestral Research Association


Next Meeting

Saturday November 15, 2014 at 1:00pm (doors open at 12 noon).

TIARA - 2014 Annual Banquet at the historic Longfellow Wayside Inn in Sudbury, MA.
After dinner, we will be entertained by Seamus (Jim) Mulligan, radio show host of "A Feast of Irish Music" on WROL 950 AM which airs on Sundays 1 - 5pm.    This event is always sold out so register early!

Click here for more details and the registration form.

Upcoming Speakers

Friday December 12, 2014 at 7:00pm at Brandeis University, Mandel Center for the Humanities, Room G3, Waltham, MA.
Margo Shea, Historian from Salem State College will present "Beyond Reconciliation: Memory, Truth and the Northern Irish Troubles".

Except July and August, TIARA usually meets either the second Friday evening of every month, or on the following Saturday morning at various locations.

On Friday nights, the meetings will be held at a new location - Room G3 in the Mandel Center for Humanities, on the campus of Brandeis University, 415 South St., Waltham, Massachusetts. ( See the Brandeis University campus map for directions. )

Note that parking is free and handicap parking is available directly in front of the building. Public Transportation is available via the Brandeis/Roberts "T" stop however the station is approx. 1/2 mile from the meeting facility. The meetings are free and open to the public, but membership is encouraged.

The programs presented at the meetings vary, but may include general topics such as: how to do genealogical research; Irish history; resources for Irish research in the New England, Dublin, and Belfast area; and how to locate ancestors in Maritime Canada, Northern Ireland, or the Republic of Ireland.

For information about upcoming programs, write to:
The Irish Ancestral Research Association
2120 Commonwealth Ave.
Auburndale, Massachusetts

To receive meeting announcements by email, send a request to

Meeting Cancellation Notices

Meeting cancellations are given to Boston's Channel 7 or 56 by 1:00 PM in case of severe weather. Although they do not broadcast the cancellation on the television, you can sign up at Channel 7's website WHDH to receive an email with cancellation information. They also have a cellphone text messaging service for which you can sign up to be notified if there is a cancellation. See their website for more information.

And of course, check TIARA's own web site!

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