News from Ireland

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

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)

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)

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

Genealogy Night Course

When: Thursday, 29 September, 2016

The genealogy night course will take place in Fermoy Education Centre for 8 weeks from 10th October from 7.30-9.30pm every Monday. Registration takes place on Monday 3rd October from 7-8pm. For further information contact:

Fermoy (Cork)

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