News from Ireland

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

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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IrelandXO - User Video Guides

When: Tuesday, 15 June, 2021

Scroll through the videos to find what you are looking for and click on the play button to view the full recording. They are designed to be short and specific.

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How to get the most out of IrelandXO - Video help

A beginner's guide to Irish surnames

When: Tuesday, 1 June, 2021

Whether your search for that elusive last name is north, south,  east or west, you may need to get intimate with Irish naming traditions in all their linguistic glory. The above image of a 1901 Census Return from Co.

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Image of a 1901 Census Record Listing Many Surnames