News from Ireland

A History of Hurling

Hurling - The Fastest Game in the World

When: Friday, 15 July, 2022

Nothing feels more Irish to us than taking in the excitement of an All-Ireland Final.

IrelandXO insight Parish

What is a Parish?

When: Saturday, 27 July, 2019

Is a civil parish the same as a church parish in Ireland?

John Steinbeck: I Go Back to Ireland

John Steinbeck: I Go Back To Ireland

When: Tuesday, 11 July, 2023

John Steinbeck, Nobel prize-winning author visited County Derry, Northern Ireland, in August 1952, in search of his roots. He wrote from Derry city, on 17 August 1952, to his friend and editor Pat Covici:

The Faithful Steward

The Story of the Ship Faithful Steward


The emigration trade established Londonderry as one of the chief Irish ports for transatlantic trade in the 18th century. Links between the cities of Londonderry and Philadelphia were established through trade.

10 Facts about Land Ownership in Ireland

10 Facts about Land Ownership

When: Saturday, 15 July, 2023

Poole Photography Collection @ The National Library of Ireland

Irish Serving Girls & Housemaids

When: Friday, 30 June, 2023

Picture above: Austin's servants from the Poole Photography Collection at the National Libary of Ireland

Famine Migration to Quebec

Irish Famine Migration to Quebec, Canada

When: Monday, 4 January, 2021

An Gorta Mór, or the Great Hunger, affected the Island of Ireland from 1845 to 1852.  During those years, an estimated 2.1 million Irish, or one-fourth of Ireland's pre-famine population, left the country. The potato blight hit many countries in Europe and the Americas.

Finding & Navigating Old Irish Maps

Finding & Navigating The Old Maps of Ireland

When: Wednesday, 14 June, 2023

Ireland – the first country in the world to be mapped in detail

The Story of Kevin Izod O Doherty

An Irish Rebel in Queensland - Kevin Doherty

When: Tuesday, 16 May, 2023

Kevin Izod Doherty was born in Dublin, on 7 September 1823, the son of Dr Kevin Izod Doherty and Mary Ann (Eva) Kelly.

Census Ireland Farrell

Old Irish first names and nicknames

When: Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Cé leis thú? Who do you belong to?