News from Ireland

Got an Irish Ancestor named Mary or Maureen?

When: Sunday, 15 August, 2021

Lá Fhéile Muire ~ St Mary's Day (August 15th) is celebrated on the Feast of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven. It was marked as a Holy Day of Obligation in the Roman Catholic Church and as a festival (under various names) in the Anglican Communi

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Ireland Reaching Out Partner Network

When: Tuesday, 20 July, 2021

  One of Ireland’s leading diaspora initiatives is today launching a new network of regional Irish partners to connect those of Irish heritage abroad with their places of origin.

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Michael Baynes of Visit Castlebar and Laura Colleran of Ireland Reaching Out

The Irish in Canada

When: Thursday, 1 July, 2021

Waves of Irish Immigration to Canada The Irish began setting foot on Canadian soil as early as the mid-16th century when Irish fishermen frequently traveled to Newfoundland from southern Ireland. 

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Irish immigration to Canada

Irish in The American War of Independence

When: Wednesday, 30 June, 2021

The day itself marks the date, in 1776, on which the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress. There are certain figures of the American Revolutionary War whom history and popular culture have kept in the forefront of our minds.

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Chronicles Insight - American Revolutionary War