Vale the Hon. Susan Ryan AO – 1942-2020

Susan’s sudden death came as a great shock to all; one day she was alive and well and active; then she was gone. Her contributions to Australian education and anti-discrimination and to the advancement of opportunity for women were remarkable. Susan continued to share her wisdom as a regular panelist...

Irish Government Grant

Earlier this year we applied for a grant through the Irish Government’s Emigrant Support Programme. In August we were advised that our request was successful. Originally the funds were to be allocated to cover the costs of our Annual Commemoration but due to the necessary scaling back of the event,...

Profile of Orphan – Mary Jane Gray (Armagh)

I started my ancestry research quite a while back now. My mother’s family history was a breeze but my dad’s side was another story. I was just about to give up when I made a call during the Covid lock-down to my aunty who surprisingly advised she had previously researched...

Annual General Meeting

The Committee has set Saturday, November 21st at 2pm as the date for our AGM; we anticipate the format for the meeting will be via Zoom. We are currently working out the Agenda, Nominations and Voting procedures and will email these to you soon. Please consider putting yourself forwards as...

Committee News

The Committee has continued to meet regularly via Zoom since our last face-to-face meeting back in February. There have been some changes to Committee member roles since the election of the 2020 Committee last November. Perry McIntyre announced her resignation in February followed by Richard Reid. Suddenly our numbers were...

Presentation of Famine Memorial Prizes

It was pleasing to be able to present the GIFCC’s Irish Famine Memorial Prizes as follows:- The Irish Famine Memorial History Honours Prize at Macquarie UniversityPresented to: Max BarnettFor his work in the Masters of Research. We are living in a world seemingly in constant crisis in one form or...