News from Ireland

Ireland XO Insight - what did your ancestors do?

When: Friday, 22 July, 2016

While it is a generalisation, most of our ancestors worked on the land and their occupations as 'farmer' or 'labourer' reflected the agricultural character of the community. The rural community was one where people worked in their own parishes and rarely strayed beyond.

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Thomas J. Wynne, 1838-1893, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Ireland XO Insight - Letters home

When: Monday, 23 May, 2016

The story that follows shows us how important letters, diaries and family journals are as memory keepers and mirrors of the past. Many of those who left Ireland were not lucky enough to come home again, even for a short visit.

Doon (Limerick)
The family of Phillip & Sarah Rowles Ryan

Beara Peninsula Database launched

When: Friday, 29 April, 2016

This three-volume work provided researchers and Beara descendants with access to genealogical information, mostly around the Catholic parishes of Adrigole, Allihies, Castletownbere, Eyeries, and Glengarriff.

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Pullen Strand

Ireland XO Insight - Griffith's Valuation and Cancelled Books

When: Thursday, 7 April, 2016

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 in west of Ireland

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