News from Ireland

Remembering our Paternal Irish Ancestors

When: Tuesday, 15 June, 2021

Researching Irish ancestry is challenging at best, especially when the branches of our family tree extend across multiple continents. The good news is, we can help each other out by sharing what we know about our paternal line. 

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National Famine Commemoration 2021

When: Monday, 10 May, 2021

The ceremony, which will be led by President Michael D. Higgins, will take place in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin at 12pm on Sunday 16th May and will include military honours and a wreath laying ceremony in remembrance of all those who suffered or perished during the Famine.  President Michael D.

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 National Famine Commemoration 2021

Remembering our Irish Grandmothers

When: Saturday, 1 May, 2021

Researching Irish ancestry gets even more challenging when tracing the maternal branches of our family tree. The good news is, we can help each other out by sharing what we know about our maternal line. 

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Irish grandmother standing in front of her rural house

Remembering our WWI Ancestors

When: Saturday, 24 April, 2021

Finding branches of one's family tree touching upon military service in more than one country's armed forces is a common theme in Irish genealogy. 

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Many Irish served in World War One

Your ROSCOMMON parish just before the famine

When: Tuesday, 20 April, 2021

Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Ireland is one of the most valuable and unique sources of local history in Ireland.  The equivalent of a tourist's "Lonely Planet Guide" in its day, this groundbreaking publication came in two volumes, with an accompanying atlas. First published in 1837, it was

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Your ROSCOMMON parish just before the famine

Mayo Day 2021

When: Friday, 16 April, 2021

Highlights for #MayoDay include a one-hour flagship TV programme broadcast on Mayo Day evening on TG4 and the TG4 Player, and an online collaboration with The Irish Times focusing on business and enterprise on the evening of Thursday, April 29th.

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Mayo Day 2021

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