Famine Summer School, Ireland

The Famine Summer School scheduled for May 26-30 is to be held at Strokestown Park, Roscommon, home to Ireland’s National Famine Museum. See more at   Due to travel restrictions, it is likely the sessions will be accessible on Zoom.

“Who goes there?” event at Hyde Park Barracks – April 3rd – May 30th

Please refer to the following link to read more about Sydney Living Museum’s “Reflections on identity” theme featuring an installation designed by prominent Australian artist Fiona Hall: Four representatives of the GIFCC will participate in the launch on April 1st. Make the most of your visit to see the...

St Patrick’s Day

While St Patrick’s Day is on Wednesday March 17th,  the Sydney Festival will take place in The Rocks on Sunday 21st.  Further details at:- In tandem with the Festival, the Irish Consulate is presenting “Generation Green”, highlighting members of the younger generation who have Irish heritage. Further details here! Are...

Australia Day Honours 2021

Congratulations go to former GIFCC Chair, Dr Perry McIntyre, who received a Member of Australia award in the Australia Day Honours; Perry’s citation read “For significant service to history preservation and genealogy organisations”. Well done Perry!

Dear Members and Supporters

We are well into the new year and so far, 2021 in Australia is shaping up as a better year than the last one and there’s hope that the vaccines will bring a safer, Covid-free world. I’m sure many of us are keen to be able to spread our wings...

New music from Fintan Vallely

Dear friends and colleagues,  Please pardon the intrusion into your seclusion with this message to announce the final coming together of a selection of new tunes by myself.  Fuller details on  All forms of interest will be deeply appreciated.  Best wishes for the upcoming year of the vaccine, when there might even...