It looks as though my cousin might be visiting Ireland at some time during the next 12-18 months. She’s not completely enamoured (which I just can NOT understand) and I’m working on that but it’s hard from such a great distance – she lives in the US. To help get her more positively inclined I’d like to be able say “you should be able to find…..” and tickle her curiosity about her paternal grandmother’s origins. We share maternal genealogy but she knows little about her father’s mother and her beginnings. I know Irish genealogy is difficult from a distance and I know many tons of records have been destroyed in various periods of civil unrest, but are there records readily accessible on site for research in Killarney, Kerry? What I think I know is that her grandmother, Mollie, was born in 1903 in Killarney. (She gave that information when she enlisted in the WRAAF in 1941 and her service record has been digitized so is available for download). From her marriage certificate (which my cousin quotes) her parents were Charles Johnson (a policeman) and Minnie Breen. I have asked for a copy or at least a re-transcription of the certificate to see if anything else of value is recorded. Mollie was married in Queensland, Australia in 1920 and widowed in 1925 but we don’t know when she came out from Ireland. We know about her life in Australia, so it's only the Irish part that is important at this point. Can someone advise, please, on where my cousin should look for more information about Mollie's family, what she could expect to find under normal circumstances, and what other information she would have to have on hand to help with her searches? I really wish I was making this enquiry on my own behalf, but I suppose I can learn to live in the shadow of my cousin’s good fortune!! Yet another chance to wear so becomingly my cloak of martyrdom!!!