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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

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)

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

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