News from Ireland

Old Irish (Gaelic) boy names and their meaning

When: Tuesday, 16 August, 2022

Introduction In this index most common Irish names, their correct English, Latin and Gaelic spelling variations are listed. This is followed by their meaning and origin, but before we begin please read through the index guide below. 

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Old Irish boys' names & aliases

Irish Genealogy Resource Checklist

When: Friday, 15 July, 2022

Access to records, archives and heritage information has dramatically increased in recent years with many state bodies digitising documents and images, promoting their awareness, and sharing them online with the public.  Here's our top selection of the best genealogical sources and repositories when carr

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IrelandXO Insight - Genealogy Resource Checklist

Irish Civil Records Online For Free

When: Wednesday, 13 July, 2022

Since 2016, the General Register Office has progressively given free access to over 15.5 million historic register records of births, marriages and death, ensuring that Ireland continues to lead the way in making genealogical information available to the public. The FREE Irish Genealogy

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IrelandXO Insight - Irish Civil Records Online

County in Focus - Cork

When: Saturday, 9 July, 2022

The nickname Rebel County comes from a long history of rebellion beginning with the arrival of Vikings in the 9th century but it was Cork's support of Perkin Warbeck in 1491 (a pretender to the throne) that earned them the title 'Rebel Country' by the English Monarchy.

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County in Focus - Cork

The Irish in Canada

When: Friday, 1 July, 2022

Waves of Irish Immigration to Canada The Irish began setting foot on Canadian soil as early as the mid-16th century when Irish fishermen frequently traveled to Newfoundland from southern Ireland. 

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Irish immigration to Canada

IrelandXO Guide to Irish Castles

When: Saturday, 25 June, 2022

This 30 minute recording consists of a virtual tour of our island's castles led by our resident Archaeologist. We used the Building Chronicles to take a trip through time, all the way back to Medieval Ireland. 

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IrelandXO Guide to Irish Castles

Remembering our Paternal Irish Ancestors

When: Wednesday, 15 June, 2022

Researching Irish ancestry is challenging at best, especially when the branches of our family tree extend across multiple continents. The good news is, we can help each other out by sharing what we know about our paternal line. 

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