News from Ireland

Ireland's Antarctic Explorers

When: Sunday, 1 August, 2021

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

Ireland Reaching Out Partner Network

When: Tuesday, 20 July, 2021

  One of Ireland’s leading diaspora initiatives is today launching a new network of regional Irish partners to connect those of Irish heritage abroad with their places of origin.

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Michael Baynes of Visit Castlebar and Laura Colleran of Ireland Reaching Out

Old Irish (Gaelic) boy names and their meaning

When: Friday, 9 July, 2021

Introduction In this index most common Irish names, their correct English, Latin and Gaelic spelling variations are listed. This is followed by their meaning and origin, but before we begin please read through the index guide below. 

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Old Irish boys' names & aliases

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

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