09 August 2009

Capacity crowd for John Grenham in Ottawa

A capacity audience, about 250 people, was at Ottawa's Ben Franklin Place Council Chambers on Sunday afternoon and warmly received two presentations on Irish genealogy by John Grenham. A list of web addresses from the talks will be posted at the BIFHSGO website; many are already linked from www.irishtimes.com/ancestors with which Grenham is involved.

During the break Ottawa's own Mother McGuinty passed among the crowd seeking young ladies with fine ankles to work in her famed establishment.

Prior to the event John Grenham was interviewed on CHIN Radio's The Gaelic Hour. A podcast version of the program is available here. The interview runs from 21:00 to 29:15 and 37:40 to 44:15.

1 comment:

Mary Anne said...

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers who made this possible, and our co-sponsors for the event, Ottawa Branch OGS, Irish Society of the National Capital, and Monterey Inn Spa and Resort. Also thanks to Toronto Branch OGS who alerted us to this opportunity.

And a very special thanks to John Grenham, who gave generously of his time between and after the talks in answering people's particular questions.

Mary Anne Sharpe
President, BIFHSGO