News from Ireland

Got an Irish Ancestor named Michael or Mick?

When: Wednesday, 29 September, 2021

Lá Fhéile Míchíl ~ St Michael's Day or Michaelmas is celebrated on the September 29th. Michaelmas was an important fair day in the Irish farming calendar, as well as in Ireland's administrative and legal calendar.

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Got an Irish Ancestor named Michael or Mick?

Dublin Festival of History 2021

When: Wednesday, 1 September, 2021

DUBLIN FESTIVAL OF HISTORY 2021 What does the recent Mother and Baby Homes Report tell us about gender history in Ireland today? Why is Ireland, as a nation, obsessed with death? Why was a statue of Winston Churchill daubed with the word ‘racist’ in London last year? 

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Dublin Festival of History 2021

Old Irish Names for Girls & their aliases

When: Tuesday, 31 August, 2021

Introduction When Christianity was introduced to Ireland, some old Gaelic names became more popular because they sounded similar to saints' names e.g. Treasa > Teresa | Máiréad > Margaret | Áine > Anna.

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Old Irish Names for Girls & their aliases

Chronicles Insight - Pioneering Irish Women in STEM

When: Tuesday, 31 August, 2021

Women in Ireland were not permitted to attend University until 1885, and even then they were highly restricted in what they could study, and even how much they could do on campus in terms of joining societies and even being on campus late into the evening.

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Chronicles Insight - Pioneering Irish Women in STEM

Researching Irish Burial and Death Records

When: Wednesday, 25 August, 2021

In Irish genealogy, death and burial records form an important part of our quest to discover more about our ancestors and where they came from. As more and more records are coming online, now's a good time to take a fresh look at that brick wall from the past.

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Researching Irish Burial and Death Records

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