News from Ireland

Tracing Your Sligo Ancestors (2nd edition)

When: Monday, 2 December, 2019

Published by the Ancestor Network, this is an extensively revised and updated edition of their acclaimed guide to ancestral research on the families of county Sligo. In particular, many new on-line genealogy sources have been added.

Tracing your Sligo Ancestors

Ruins of Tara Street Church unearthed

When: Tuesday, 26 November, 2019

A church was first built on the site in 1709 in Penal times when the practice of Catholicism was banned. In spite of the religious restrictions, the chapel flourished and attracted thousands of worshippers.

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Chronicles Insight - Ireland's Antarctic Explorers

When: Wednesday, 20 November, 2019

Though some of the signatory nations had previously made claims on the land in Antarctica, the Treaty makes it impossible for any of these claims to be recognised, and instead Antarctica is a region which belongs to none but is for the furtherment of scientific knowledge for all.

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Chronicles Insight - Ireland's Antarctic Explorers

Chronicles Insight - Kennedy Connections

When: Tuesday, 19 November, 2019

The people of Ireland were stunned by JFK’s sudden and tragic death, and it has become one of the few moments in history when everyone can remember where they were when they heard the news. It was common at the time for houses in Ireland to have a picture of JFK hanging on the wall.

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John F Kennedy American President visit to Ireland in June 1963

Chronicles Insight - Pioneering Irish Women in STEM

When: Tuesday, 5 November, 2019

Women in Ireland were not permitted to attend University until 1885, and even then they were highly restricted in what they could study, and even how much they could do on campus in terms of joining societies and even being on campus late into the evening.

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Chronicles Insight - Pioneering Irish Women in STEM

IrelandXO Insight - What is a townland?

When: Monday, 28 October, 2019

Gaelic in origin, an baile fearainn (baile = home/town fearann= land/territory) aka town-land pre-dates the Norman invasion and is the smallest territorial unit to have survived since medieval times. 

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IrelandXO Insight - What is a townland? Find my Townland.