It was a big day at the Johnston Central Library in Cavan on 27th January as staff welcomed Hollywood actor Chris Noth and a film crew from USA version of the genealogy series, Who Do You Think You Are?
He was visiting to tracing his Cavan ancestry for the show which will be aired later in 2016. His great great grandfather came from the villlage of Knockbride.
Speaking to local radio station Northern Sound News, County Librarian Tom Sullivan said: “As far as we can ascertain it’s the Knockbride/Ballieboro area. Maguire is his ancestor’s name and they would have emigrated to Canada.
Chris is pictured here with Tommy Ryan (CEO of Cavan County Council), Tom Sullivan (County Librarian), council and genealogy staff, Concepta McGovern and Mary Sullivan. ©Lorraine Teevan Photography and Cavan County Library.
Cavan Genealogy is based in the Johnston Central Library, Farnham St., Cavan. You can contact the centre at firstname.lastname@example.org or search the records at www.cavan.rootsireland.ie