News from Ireland

Chronicles Insight - The Road to Suffrage

When: Friday, 24 January, 2020

The road to suffrage in Ireland was a difficult one not without its share of battles. At a time when Ireland was experiencing rebellions, risings, and civil war, it is easy to overlook the plight of the women who wanted to have a say in the future of their country.

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Chronicles Insight - The Road to Suffrage

IrelandXO Connections - New York and County Offaly

When: Wednesday, 18 December, 2019

Anna Sharkey, Barbara’s great-grandmother, together with Anna’s siblings and parents (Barbara’s great-great grandparents) had emigrated to New York City from Birr in County Offaly in Ireland – something Barbara had always known.

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The Sharkey Cousins in Birr

Introducing Ireland Reaching Out Network Leaders

When: Monday, 9 December, 2019

As Ireland Reaching Out grows its volunteer network across the 32 counties, it is introducing a volunteer leadership role at a County level, to ensure that guidance and assistance can be extended across the entire volunteer network, in a consistent manner.

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Introducing Ireland Reaching Out Network Leaders

Chronicles Insight - Ships and Steerage

When: Monday, 9 December, 2019

The dreadful conditions faced by the poorest passengers on board the many emigration ships which crossed the Atlantic during the 19th century have been well-documented, and at times romanticised in books, film, and television.

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Chronicles Insight - Ships and Steerage James Brereton

Tracing Your Sligo Ancestors (2nd edition)

When: Monday, 2 December, 2019

Published by the Ancestor Network, this is an extensively revised and updated edition of their acclaimed guide to ancestral research on the families of county Sligo. In particular, many new on-line genealogy sources have been added.

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Tracing your Sligo Ancestors

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