Tuesday, March 22, 2016



18 March 2016 – Minneapolis, MN.

Celtic Connections Conference organizers have announced the opening of online registration for the Celtic Connection Conference, a conference that will bring together those interested in all aspects of Celtic culture, through genealogy, history, music, and literature. The conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Park Place in St. Louis Park, Minnesota August 5-6 2016.

The conference is headlined by five Irish and Scottish speakers--John Grenham, Dr. Bruce Durie, Brian Donovan, Brian Mitchell, and William Roulston, and also features ten U.S.-based speakers. Co-hosts TIARA (The Irish Ancestral Research Association and IGSI (the Irish Genealogical Society International) have arranged an interesting array of conference-related activities including a bus tour, a banquet, a luncheon featuring mystery author Erin Hart, and more.

Conference pricing is very attractive, and special hotel rates are available until July 14, making the conference a great learning opportunity at a great price! Full program and hotel details, along with registration, are available at the Celtic Connections Conference website at http://celtic-connections.org/.

About the Celtic Connections Conference

The Celtic Connections Conference is a biennial educational event co-hosted by the Minnesota-based Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI) and the Boston-based Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA), with sponsorship support from Ancestry, Eneclann, FindMyPast, Tourism Ireland, Brian Moore International Tours, KerryGold, and Discover St. Louis Park. The first CCC was held in the Boston area in 2014. This year’s conference takes place at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Minneapolis Park Place, St. Louis Park, Minnesota, just outside the Twin Cities. Specially priced lodging for conference-goers is available at the conference site. To learn more visit http://celtic-connections.org/.