News from Ireland

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

Peter Robinson Settlers

When: Monday, 29 February, 2016

Above pictures : The Heffernan Family: Descendants of the 1825 Peter Robinson Settlers in Canada.

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Heffernan Family - descendants of Peter Robinson Settlers

Calling the ‘Galway Tribal Diaspora'!

When: Tuesday, 8 September, 2015

The Galway based heritage organisation is launching a new initiative entitled ‘The Galway Tribal Diaspora Project’ which aims to collect and record the stories of former Galway residents  who have gone on to continue their life story beyond Irish shores.

Galway

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