News from Ireland

IrelandXO Insight - Pronouncing Irish Place Names

When: Friday, 1 April, 2022

It’s no secret that Irish signage can be the undoing of even the most seasoned traveller. Even Irish natives know how easy it is to get a place-name pronunciation wrong when they are not local to the area.

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IrelandXO Insight - Pronouncing Irish Place Names

Remembering our Irish Grandmothers

When: Friday, 25 March, 2022

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

Snakes and Shamrocks - The Story of St.Patrick

When: Wednesday, 16 March, 2022

While most individual saints are venerated for their virtuous characteristics and morally sound behavior, St Patrick's prominent place in saintly circles was earned as Ireland's very own apostle: the man who brought Christianity to the island.

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St.Patricks Day Parade

The Great Irish Famine Online

When: Saturday, 12 March, 2022

It's no secret that the tragedy of the Great Famine (1845-52) had a profound and devastating effect on Irish society. We know from census data that in the space of 10 years (1841 and 1851) many parishes along the Wild Atlantic Way lost more than half their population.  Hidden by this big data ar

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IrelandXO HELP – User Guide

When: Tuesday, 8 March, 2022

Since 2009, we have helped thousands of Irish people discover the history of their families and reconnect with their parish of origin. Our website is dedicated to helping anyone of Irish descent connect with their roots in Ireland. To get the most from our website follow our tips below.

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