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From: Dennis Ahern <>
Subject: Re: NO MESSAGES
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 13:59:33 +0000 (UTC)
There's nothing wrong with the list as far as I can tell, except for a
lack of interest. It used to be much more active, and the
soc.genealogy.britain newsgroup, from which this group was split off when
it was soc.genealogy.uk+ireland has continued to be very active with many
new topics added each day.
I think part of the problem is that, unlike the British genealogists, the
Irish group has divided up into a variety of mailing lists devoted to a
particular county, or other group. Cork, the largest county, has not one,
but two mailing lists, plus at least one other dedicated to a single town,
that of Mallow, although the Mallow group discusses pretty much anything
that went on in the Poor Law Union of Mallow, which includes quite a few
parishes in North Cork.