News from Ireland

IrelandXO Insight - Irish Famine Resources Revealed

When: Saturday, 12 November, 2016

The initial cause of the Irish Famine was the failure of the potato crop, due to a disease called Blight. However, it was a combination of disastrous political actions and poor social structures that turned the crisis into a tragedy of un-precedented proportions.

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Irish Famine family history resources outside of Ireland

County Cork Community Diaspora Initiative

When: Thursday, 10 November, 2016

Deputy Mayor of County Cork Cllr Kevin Conway launched the Pilot Community Diaspora Initiative, which is a colloboration between Cork County Council, Cork Foundation and Ireland Reaching Out.

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Cork County Community Diaspora Initiative

Old Tuam Society Journal Launch

When: Thursday, 10 November, 2016

JOTS 13 will be officially launched by Historian Dr. Joe Mannion in the Corralea Court Hotel, Tuam at 8.00 pm on Friday, the 18th of November, 2016.

Tuam (Galway)

1916 & Art

When: Thursday, 10 November, 2016

At 11.30am, Alice Maher, one of Ireland’s most respected and influential artists, will discuss the museum's exhibition 1916: Ireland in Contemporary Art  and her own contribution, a scrimshaw engraving on an ostrich egg commemorating writer, theatre producer and human rights ac

Galway City (Galway)

The National Library of Ireland- Web Archive

When: Wednesday, 9 November, 2016

Everyone has a part to play in nominating websites this year. Whether you are involved in a community commemorative group, or are part of our diaspora, the NLI want to hear what matters to you.

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