If you have at least one grandparent who was born in Ireland you are eligible for Irish Republic (dual) citizenship.

The Museum of Newport Irish History will have a guest speaker on September 8th who will walk you through the process to fulfill all requirements for both Irish citizenship and receiving your Irish passport.

While many may have Irish-born grandparents, relatively few apply for Irish citizenship. Take the first step and come learn what’s really involved from a Newport County native who has first-hand experience and is eager to share her knowledge.

Barbara Roy has proven success in this process, including interaction with the Irish Consulate Office.

Q&A will follow the presentation.

September 8, 2015 – 6:00pm

at the International Tennis Hall of Fame (special event room)

Reservations are required. Please call or e-mail Ann Arnold at 401.841.5493 or tpm1@earthlink.net

Museum Members – $3 donation, applied to venue fee
Non-members – $15 donation, which can be applied to a 1-year Individual Membership.


BARBARA (LEPLEY) CROWELL ROY grew up in Middletown and has two maternal grandparents born in Ireland. After a trip to Ireland in 2006 she decided to apply for Irish citizenship. She became an Irish citizen in 2007 and received her Irish passport shortly thereafter. Married to Vance C. Roy, MD, she divides her time between Newport and Sachseln, Switzerland. A graduate of the former St. Catherine’s Academy, she is a registered nurse who holds an MBA from Boston College and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Arizona State University. She serves as a docent at the Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center, and is president of Eve’s Fund for Native American Health Initiatives, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting literacy, injury prevention and education for Native American youth in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.