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Monmouth County Genealogy Society
Sunday, September 09, 2018, 01:30pm
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The Monmouth County Genealogy Society Topic:

“Irish Surnames and Place Names”

Lincroft, NJ, August 10, 2018   The Monmouth County Genealogy Society invites you to enjoy “Irish Surnames and Place Names in Irish Genealogy” presented by Micheal O’Maille, Irish scholar and seanachai (a traditional Irish story teller) on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 1:30 P.M. at the Community Center, 72 Broad Street, Eatontown. 

A native of Connemara, County Galway, Eire, O’Maille is also known as Michael O’Malley, but prefers the Irish spelling.  A long-time Jersey Shore resident he is a frequent speaker at local Irish groups as well as at venues in neighboring states.  O’Maille was born and educated in Ireland where he became fluent in the Irish language at a time when it was in danger of disappearing.  He continued to immerse himself in the history and literature of Ireland during his successful business career which led to a second career as a lecturer in Irish Studies and a teacher of the Irish language.  He is a member of the John Walsh Chapter of the Irish American Cultural Institute (IACI) where he has given presentations on many different aspects of Irish life and culture.

Micheal O’Maille is the recipient of the Douglas Hyde Award from CCNY’s Baruch Business School, a seanachai at Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe, Ireland’s only Irish Language Theatre, and has taught at the Catskills (NY) Irish Arts Week. His versatility was demonstrated when he developed and taught an Irish language immersion crash course in Choctaw at the North Texas Irish Fair.

The meeting is free and the public is very welcome.


Location Community Center, 72 Broad Street, Eatontown