About Heirs Ireland
Eileen Ó Dúill
Eileen Ó Dúill, MA, CG, (nee O’Sullivan) has been a professional Irish genealogist since 1990, specializing in legal and probate research. She has researched over 700 estates in order to locate the rightful heirs in probate cases. She has been admitted as expert genealogical witness at kinship hearings in 6 of the Surrogate Courts of New York between 1991-2011.
Eileen is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland and served for nine years as a Director of Irish Genealogy Ltd, the government sponsored company which managed the marketing of Irish genealogy. In 2000, Eileen co-authored Irish Civil Registration- Where Do I Begin? with Steven ffeary Smyrl and is recognized as an expert on the General Register Office.
Eileen is a Certified Genealogist, an internationally recognignized qualification granted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists,I (Washington D.C.). She served as a member of the board of the Association of Professional Genealogists of the U.S.A. as the International Trustee for Britain and Ireland (2007-2012). Eileen has lectured at National Genealogical Society Conferences and the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conferences between 1999 and 2012. She is a lecturer on the Diploma in Genealogy programme at University College, Cork.
Sean Ó Dúill
Sean Ó Dúill, B.A., H. Dip, is a fluent Irish speaker from Louisburgh, Co. Mayo. He taught in St. Declan’s College, Cabra, Dublin until his retirement. He has published many articles in Irish and English on various aspects of Irish Folklore. He has lectured to genealogists and family historians in Ireland and the United States and was the keynote speaker at the National Genealogical Society conference in Nashville, Tennessee in 2005.
The source of Sean’s research is the 1937 Irish Folklore Commission School Project which was designed to gather and preserve the richness of Irish folklore through school children of 12 to 14 years. By interviewing their grandparents and neighbours in the parish, they were able to reach back to just after the famine period and record the treasures of their elders. Sean is "of the folk" and as he is from within the tradition. He can bring to life the voices of the children, their ancestors and ours.
Sean holds a certificate in Irish translation from the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology and can read and translate modern and old Irish script.