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Bequests to Orphan School in St. Catherine's Parish, Dublin

When: Monday, 14 November, 2016

Residents of the parish district, and Institutions are mentioned in these Last Wills. Date [unknown to be determined] Historical summaries from CHARITABLE DONATIONS AND BEQUESTS (IRELAND), concerning St.Catherine's district. The contents of the document itself in whole is quite lengthy, herein extracted from the original compiler [to be determined]. The following individuals and institutions may have had these transactions administered by the Earl of Meath Charitable Loan association of St.Catherine's distict. However details are not presently available to confirm this yet due to the poor quality of the digital conversion. [   ] Brackets have been inserted for the page herein to cover digital conversion flaws by [to be determined]. We beleive the material is now in the public domain. Please inform us of any further information, extracted quote follows:

St Catherines (Dublin)

IrelandXO Insight - Irish Famine Resources Revealed

When: Saturday, 12 November, 2016

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

Cloonkeenkerrill School Girls 1893 - 1918

When: Wednesday, 2 November, 2016

1893 - Sarah Laffey 1894 - Margaret Forde, Bridget E Griffin, Anne Rowan 1896 - Maggie Ruane, Maria Connellan, Bridget Kilkenny, Norah higgins, Catherine Rowan 1897 - Bridget Laffy 1898 - Mary Barry, Katie Ruane, Lizzie Hession, Bridget Rowan, Delia Silke

Athenry (Galway)

Freeholder's Lists

When: Wednesday, 2 November, 2016

Freeholder's Lists are usually thought of listing only rich persons, however, people could also become Freeholders in a variety of ways.

Dromore (Down)

Ireland's Global Diaspora

When: Tuesday, 1 November, 2016

The community of Irish is one that is scattered around the world and emigration is not a new concept for Irish people. President Higgins recently thanked Irish agencies and those working with the Diaspora who sustained engagement with our country’s emigrants over many years.

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Irish Emigrants arriving in Ellis Island New York

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