There and Back Again:
Searching for Peterborough's Irish Roots
As part of Heritage Week the TVA and Peterborough Public Library will present an evening exploring historical and modern connections between Ireland and Peterborough.
Irish Immigrants Carroll & Bazil Flaherty
Join us at the Library Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 7:30 pm. for an entertaining and educational program including:
Alan Brunger, Trent University professor and an expert on the Peter Robinson settlement, will speak about the various immigrations from Ireland to Peterborough County.
Meghan Murphy, popular local media personality, will share her heart warming story of finding her Father's diary, reenacting her Father's 1973 bike tour and tracing her Murphy and Galvin ancestors.
Megan Murphy reenacts her Father's ride
Mary Smith, Selwyn Mayor and professional researcher Dennis Carter-Edwards have prepared a special presentation on their 2013 trip to Ireland.
Colleen Allen will speak about Irish resources at the Peterborough Public Library and Examiner columnist Elwood Jones will explain how to research Irish ancestry at Trent Valley Archives.
Nassau Mills, a local musical trio, will entertain us with a program of Irish music from the early days of Peterborough County. See Nassau Mills web site.
This free event is open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted. Refreshments will be served.