News from Ireland

Chronicles Challenge Bridges

When: Monday, 27 July, 2020

Bridges can be found in every parish in Ireland and in a variety of locations throughout a parish area.  Many bridges were built as part of a road building scheme.  Estate owners also requested funds for bridge building through the Grand Jury Presentments.  In addition, many Poor Law Relief commi

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Chronicles Challenge Bridges

Chronicles Challenge Chapels

When: Monday, 27 July, 2020

Chapels were small churches that were often dotted around a number of areas all over the country.  Today, many of them are used for other purposes, but they have retained their religious features in their structures.  Chapels were found in rural areas and also on large estates and outside towns w

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Kilkenny Worldwide

When: Friday, 24 July, 2020

Today Kilkenny lends its name to much more than a county and city in Ireland. As its people began to emigrate, their fondness for this place inspired them to leave us clues overseas as to where they went and what became of them. NEW ZEALAND

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O'Malley Clan Gathering ONLINE

When: Monday, 20 July, 2020

The virtual event will be broadcast from the home of Grace O’Malley on Clare Island and led by the Chieftain's of the O'Malley Clan.

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Chronicles Insight - Hero Healthcare Workers

When: Tuesday, 14 July, 2020

Over the past few months, countries all over the world have paid homage to their brave, tireless healthcare workers who put their lives on the line everyday, putting their own needs last and staying apart from their own families so as to protect them.

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Chronicles Insight - Hero Healthcare Workers

Chronicles Challenge Patron Saint

When: Wednesday, 8 July, 2020

Almost every parish in Ireland is associated with a Patron Saint who played some important role in the founding of a parish or settlement or whose life is was associated with a local legend or story. This week's prompt uses this theme to create a Chronicle around your parish's Patron Saint. 

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