News from Ireland

Chronicles Insight - Trials and Transportation

When: Tuesday, 7 December, 2021

The sentence of Penal Transportation was carried out in Ireland from 1791 to 1853. This form of punishment involved the removal of convicted criminals from the land of their birth and relocating them elsewhere, most commonly to Australia.

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Chronicles Insight - Trials and Transportation

Best Irish Family Tree Maker

When: Sunday, 14 November, 2021

Talk to anyone who has spent some time researching their Irish ancestry, and they'll all tell you "it grows legs." Despite all our best efforts to keep things simple, Irish genealogy research is a bit... a lot... like our confusing signposts and winding boreens – a fun journey,

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Best Irish Family Tree Maker

Learn from the stars of Traditional Irish music

When: Wednesday, 10 November, 2021

The courses came about when a number of stars of the Irish music scene gathered in the cultural hub of County Clare in the west of Ireland recently and set about imparting their tremendous knowledge and skills in a series of video lessons.

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IrelandXO Cook Club - Barmbrack

When: Saturday, 23 October, 2021

Photo: duchas.ie In 19th-century Ireland, Tea & Barmbrack was considered a "substantial breakfast", a "comfortable meal" and an "abundant repast" for any occasion.

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IrelandXO Cook Club - Barmbrack

Remembering our Irish Ancestors

When: Thursday, 21 October, 2021

Samhain, the 3-day Celtic Feast of the Dead, was celebrated in Ireland up until the 14th century when Rome decreed November 1st and 2nd as "holy days of obligation".

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Remembering our Irish Ancestors

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