News from Ireland

Bringing the Mountbellew 'Orphan' Girls Home

When: Friday, 25 September, 2020

November 1852 was a dark month in east Galway and made even more so by the lingering effects of An Gorta Mor, the Great Hunger, which had blighted the land for the previous 7 years causing the deaths and emigration of millions. In that month a group of 30 young girls set off from Mountbellew Work

Mountbellew (Galway)
Bringing the Mountbellew ‘Orphan’ Girls Home

IrelandXO Chronicles - A Diverse Diaspora

When: Thursday, 24 September, 2020

Our Irish diaspora is as diverse as the many countries that our ancestors emigrated to. Our emigrants opened our eyes and minds to different cultures and today, both at home and abroad, Irish people can lay claim to ancestry that comes from many different continents.

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IrelandXO Chronicles -  A Diverse Diaspora

Chronicles Challenge Emigrants to the UK

When: Monday, 21 September, 2020

We are going to look at Emigrants over the next few weeks. This week, we will focus on those Emigrants who went to the UK. An XOChronicle can be created via an Ancestor profile.

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Emigration IrelandXO

IrelandXO Insight - Transatlantic Crossings

When: Monday, 21 September, 2020

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the leaving of Ireland for North America was a difficult and emotional journey for all. From a rural existence which centred on family, farming and prayer, to life in a country that had embraced all the advances of the industrial revolution and was

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IrelandXO Insight - Transatlantic Crossings

Chronicles Challenge Emigrants to New Zealand

When: Tuesday, 15 September, 2020

We are going to look at Emigrants over the next few weeks. This week, we will focus on those Emigrants who went to New Zealand. An XOChronicle can be created via an Ancestor profile.

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Emigration IrelandXO

XO Chronicles - Irish Famine Sketches

When: Monday, 14 September, 2020

This week marks 175 years since the beginning of the Great Hunger, a catastrophic series of events that resulted in a million people dying and more than two million emigrating. 

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XO Chronicles - Irish Famine Sketches

Chronicles Challenge Emigrants to South Africa

When: Tuesday, 8 September, 2020

This week, we will focus on those Emigrants who went to South Africa. An XOChronicle can be created via an Ancestor profile. A Building profile can be created showing an Ancestor's headstone, or a homestead where they lived before they left Ireland.

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Emigration IrelandXO

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