News from Ireland

Buildings & Places Masterclass

When: Tuesday, 26 May, 2020

Whether you are new to researching an Irish place of origin, want to share local history with your parish diaspora, or planning a visit to the parish where all who came before them walked... 

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Irish Buildings and Places Masterclass

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

IrelandXO Insight - Griffith's Valuation and Cancelled Books

When: Tuesday, 7 April, 2020

Between 1847 and 1864 a detailed, county by county record of tax liable was kept in Ireland.  Today the "Griffith Valuation" is an invaluable resource for anyone researching their Irish family history and if properly used, it can be a fantastic key to uncover family history inf

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Farm land near Lough Corrib c.1890 © National Library of Ireland via Wikimedia Commons

Stay connected with your Irish place of origin

When: Thursday, 2 April, 2020

Our Chronicles are designed to connect people descended from the same place in Ireland by enabling them to share information about their ancestors, the buildings they lived in and the events that shaped their lives. Stay connected with your Irish county or civil parish diaspora by:

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Stay connected with your Irish place of origin

New County Kerry Records Online

When: Thursday, 19 March, 2020

New Kerry Records by Brendan Scott Roots Ireland are delighted to announce the addition of 220,000 Roman Catholic baptismal and marriage records from County Kerry to the Roots Ireland database at


IrelandXO Insight - Your County just before the Famine

When: Sunday, 1 March, 2020

First published in 1837, Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Ireland is one of the most valuable and unique sources of local history in Ireland.  The equivalent of a tourist's "Lonely Planet Guide" in its day, this dictionary came in two volumes, with an accompanying atlas.

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