News from Ireland

Irish Leap Year Traditions

When: Thursday, 20 February, 2020

Though‌ ‌in‌ ‌some‌ ‌cultures‌ ‌this‌ ‌extra‌ ‌day‌ ‌comes‌ ‌and‌ ‌goes‌ ‌like‌ ‌any‌ ‌other,‌ ‌in‌ ‌Ireland‌, ‌we‌ ‌have‌ ‌the‌ ‌long-held ‌tradition‌ ‌of‌ ‌Leap‌ ‌Day‌ ‌proposals.‌ ‌In years gone by, the‌ ‌29th‌ ‌of‌ ‌February‌ ‌was‌ ‌the‌ ‌one‌ ‌day,‌ ‌every‌ ‌four‌ ‌years,‌ ‌when‌ ‌women‌ ‌co

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Irish Leap Year Traditions

Tell us where you Ancestor emigrated to

When: Monday, 17 February, 2020

If you have already created an Ancestor Chronicle you can now edit it to also include information about whether they stayed in Ireland or moved abroad.  Follow the instructions in this video and remember to save your changes at the end.

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Chronicles Insight - Trials and Transportation

When: Friday, 7 February, 2020

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

IrelandXO Insight - The Guinness Archive

When: Wednesday, 29 January, 2020

The Guinness Archive was created in 1998 when they employed their first professional Archivist to curate the history of the company and its employees. The foundation document of the Guinness Archive is the 9,000 year lease signed by Arthur Guinness on the St.

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IrelandXO Connections - New South Wales and Clare

When: Wednesday, 29 January, 2020

Kerri's Story After having led a somewhat unusual life, I had been encouraged many years ago to write a book.  However, it soon became clear to me that some of the reasons I had experienced what I had, may be contained in the lives of those who went before me.

Clare
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