The Killian Homeplace Family History Centre is the County Longford centre of the Irish Family History Foundation. The Killian Homeplace, winner of the 2013 All Ireland Pride of Place in the Diaspora category, is located in Fermoyle, just outside Lanesborough in County Longford.
Founded in 1998 by Joan Killian Gallagher, the meticulously restored cottage is a sustainable tribute dedicated to the memory of her great, great grandmother, Anne Furey Killian, who against all odds, purchased the farm from the Land Commission in 1893. She was 82 years old and had been widowed for over 30 years. Joan reconnected with Killian cousins in Longford and Roscommon in 1996 when she took her father to the Notre Dame Navy game in Dublin. This was the beginning of a journey of joy and discovery that she hopes to share with those in search of their own family history and place of origin in County Longford. It is this life changing cultural and educational exchange that is the mission of The Killian Homeplace Family History Centre.
Our team of dedicated researchers and highly qualified genealogists are looking forward to working with members of the global diaspora as well as the local community in putting together their own County Longford family history and finding their place of origin.
The County Longford Centre will be open initially on Friday afternoons from 1 to 4 pm, on Saturday mornings from 10 to 1pm, in addition to hours by appointment. Opening hours will be extended as demand increases. Online enquiries can be made by visiting www.thekillianhomeplace.com or by email email@example.com
The Killian Homeplace,
Phone: + 353 (0) 86 395 2557