News from Ireland

Ireland XO Insight - what did your ancestors do?

When: Saturday, 15 January, 2022

While it is a generalisation, most of our ancestors worked on the land and their occupations as 'farmer' or 'labourer' reflected the agricultural character of the community. The rural community was one where people worked in their own parishes and rarely strayed beyond.

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The Occupation of our Ancestors

Chronicles Insight - Trials and Transportation

When: Tuesday, 7 December, 2021

The sentence of Penal Transportation was carried out in Ireland from 1791 to 1853. This form of punishment involved the removal of convicted criminals from the land of their birth and relocating them elsewhere, most commonly to Australia.

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Chronicles Insight - Trials and Transportation

Irish Migration from Derry to Canada

When: Monday, 6 December, 2021

Derry port possessed an ideal situation. She stood at the head of a virtually land-locked Lough Foyle, 24 miles long and only 2 miles wide at its head.

From Derry to Canada

Best Irish Family Tree Makers

When: Sunday, 14 November, 2021

Talk to anyone who has spent some time researching their Irish ancestry, and they'll all tell you "it grows legs." Despite all our best efforts to keep things simple, Irish genealogy research is a bit... a lot... like our confusing signposts and winding boreens – a fun journey,

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Best Irish Family Tree Maker

Learn from the stars of Traditional Irish music

When: Wednesday, 10 November, 2021

The courses came about when a number of stars of the Irish music scene gathered in the cultural hub of County Clare in the west of Ireland recently and set about imparting their tremendous knowledge and skills in a series of video lessons.

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Alison  Irish Music online