News from Ireland

IrelandXO Insight - Irish Famine Resources Revealed

When: Thursday, 12 November, 2020

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

XO Chronicles - Remembering WW1

When: Wednesday, 11 November, 2020

Many more Irish men and women joined the allied forces in the countries they had emigrated to, and thousands, such as Patrick Conheady and Charles Sharpe, gave up their lives in the ensuing battles.

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XO Chronicles - Remembering WW1

DESCUBRE TUS RAÍCES IRLANDESAS

When: Monday, 28 September, 2020

¿Sabías que a lo largo de los siglos más de 10 millones de personas han emigrado de la isla de Irlanda? Hoy se estima que hasta 70 millones de personas en todo el mundo son de origen irlandés.

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DESCUBRE TUS RAÍCES IRLANDESAS

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

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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

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