Could Meryl Streep be from this neck of the woods?

Could there be a local link to Meryl Streep?
Could there be a local link to Meryl Streep?

Could there be a local link to Oscar winning actress Meryl Streep? The people behind the RTE series ‘The Genealogy Roadshow’ seem to think so - and are inviting Derry people to come along to their free recording at Lumen Christi College on March 23 to find out more.

The second series of The Genealogy Roadshow will delve into a number of local stories - not least the local man with a link to Meryl Streep but also a local farmer looking for a link to St. Oliver Plunkett and a family’s link with the WWII Medal of Honour.

The show’s producers are also still very keen to get in touch with anyone who believes they may have a genealogical link to Hollywood icon Gene Kelly - who they believe may just originally hail from Derry.

Presented by Derek Mooney, the show is coming to Lumen Christi College, Bishop Street, on Saturday, March 23 and it wants you to be there. Admission is free and all are welcome. “But we would ask people who are thinking of attending to get in touch because we will be filming twice – at 12.30pm and again at 2.30pm on the day. You can come along for the whole event or the time of your choice.”

Call Ciara (from Derry) on 028 308 34046 or (from Donegal) on 048 308 34046. Or drop her an email to