ODuill SeanSean Ó Dúill (Ireland)
Sean is a fluent Irish speaker from Louisburgh, Co. Mayo. He taught in St. Declan’s College, Dublin and has published several articles in Irish and English on Irish folklore. Sean earned a higher diploma in Irish translation from Galway Mayo Institute of Technology in 2007. Sean was the keynote speaker at the 2005 National Genealogical conference. He also lectured at FGS Conference in Boston in 2006 and at the Irish Genealogical Conference in Sligo in 2004. He has assisted with numerous genealogical research trips to Ireland and now works as a researcher in the General Register Office in Dublin. Sean’s research into Irish Folklore has developed several lectures which have been of great interest to family historians in Ireland. Understanding the life our ancestors lived provides a background and substance to the study of genealogy.

Website: www.heirsireland.com 

Unlock the Past Cruises – 5th


  • An introduction to the Irish language
  • Country cures from Irish folklore
  • Death and burial: peasant Ireland in the 19th century
  • Matchmaking and marriage customs in 19th century rural Ireland