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Chronicles Challenge Week 4 - Workhouse

When: Friday, 1 May, 2020

This week's prompt is The Workhouse.  As you may already have seen, we now have all 167 Workhouses created within the Building profiles of the XO Chronicles.  The Workhouse is a term that resonates with many of our members as so many families had some connection to their local workhouse at some p

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Chronicles Challenge Week 3 - Shop

When: Friday, 1 May, 2020

This week's challenge is a local shop.  This can be any type of shop that existed in your parish.  It can be a shop that continues to serve the community or a shop that existed at a particular period of time.  The shop can include any family that was associated with it (which may mean creating an

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Chronicles Challenge Week 3

Children's Family Tree Resource

When: Thursday, 23 April, 2020

Filling in your family tree is a bit like solving a big puzzle – and each puzzle is different for every family! You will have to do some detective work, so remember to take notes and keep your eyes and ears open for clues that well help you discover the names that you are looking for.

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Children's Family Tree Resource

From Isolation - Inspiration

When: Monday, 20 April, 2020

Speaking earlier this month about this innovative project, Ambassador Adrian O’Neill said: “Across these islands, there are many artists who also are in domestic isolation. They and their work continue to be important sources of inspiration to us all, especially in these difficult times.”  

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From Isolation - Inspiration

Did your ancestor have a connection to an Irish Workhouse?

When: Friday, 10 April, 2020

Many of the people who went into an Irish Workhouse, never came out again, dying from malnutrition and ill health, or remaining in the infirmary when the Workhouse evolved into one of the many county homes, district hospitals, and asylums that were part of the legacy of these institutions.

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Did your ancestor have a connection to an Irish Workhouse?

Chronicles Challenge Week 2 - 2 KM Challenge

When: Friday, 10 April, 2020

Our Chronicles Challenge Week 2 has to do with the prompt:  2 km.  This is based upon our all being required by the Irish Government to limit our movements to within 2 km of our homes.  2 kilometres is about 1.2 miles and the idea of this challenge was to look around our own areas (or our ancesto

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Chronicles Challenge Week 2

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