News from Ireland

Bringing the Mountbellew 'Orphan' Girls Home

When: Friday, 25 September, 2020

November 1852 was a dark month in east Galway and made even more so by the lingering effects of An Gorta Mor, the Great Hunger, which had blighted the land for the previous 7 years causing the deaths and emigration of millions. In that month a group of 30 young girls set off from Mountbellew Work

Mountbellew (Galway)
Bringing the Mountbellew ‘Orphan’ Girls Home

IrelandXO Chronicles - A Diverse Diaspora

When: Thursday, 24 September, 2020

Our Irish diaspora is as diverse as the many countries that our ancestors emigrated to. Our emigrants opened our eyes and minds to different cultures and today, both at home and abroad, Irish people can lay claim to ancestry that comes from many different continents.

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IrelandXO Chronicles -  A Diverse Diaspora

IrelandXO Insight - Transatlantic Crossings

When: Monday, 21 September, 2020

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the leaving of Ireland for North America was a difficult and emotional journey for all. From a rural existence which centred on family, farming and prayer, to life in a country that had embraced all the advances of the industrial revolution and was

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IrelandXO Insight - Transatlantic Crossings

XO Chronicles - Great Hunger Survivors

When: Monday, 31 August, 2020

Rather than be weakened by their experiences, many Irish people lived long and prosperous lives. Our members have been sharing stories of their Irish centenarian ancestors, that were born during or before the famine.

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XO Chronicles - Great Hunger Survivors

Chronicles Insight - Irish in New Zealand

When: Wednesday, 12 August, 2020

There has been a steady flow of people migrating from Ireland to New Zealand dating all the way back to the earliest days of European arrivals in Aotearoa. Let’s take a look at the experiences of some of New Zealand’s 19th century Irish settlers.

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Chronicles Insight - Irish in New Zealand

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