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Got an Irish Ancestor named Michael or Mick?

When: Wednesday, 29 September, 2021

Lá Fhéile Míchíl ~ St Michael's Day or Michaelmas is celebrated on the September 29th. Michaelmas was an important fair day in the Irish farming calendar, as well as in Ireland's administrative and legal calendar.

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Got an Irish Ancestor named Michael or Mick?

Chronicles Insight - Pioneering Irish Women in STEM

When: Tuesday, 31 August, 2021

Women in Ireland were not permitted to attend University until 1885, and even then they were highly restricted in what they could study, and even how much they could do on campus in terms of joining societies and even being on campus late into the evening.

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Chronicles Insight - Pioneering Irish Women in STEM

Old Irish (Gaelic) Girl Names & Nicknames

When: Tuesday, 31 August, 2021

Introduction When Christianity was introduced to Ireland, some old Gaelic names became more popular because they sounded similar to saints' names e.g. Treasa > Teresa | Máiréad > Margaret | Áine > Anna.

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Old Irish Names for Girls & their aliases

Researching Irish Burial and Death Records

When: Wednesday, 25 August, 2021

In Irish genealogy, death and burial records form an important part of our quest to discover more about our ancestors and where they came from. As more and more records are coming online, now's a good time to take a fresh look at that brick wall from the past.

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Researching Irish Burial and Death Records

Got an Irish Ancestor named Mary or Maureen?

When: Sunday, 15 August, 2021

Lá Fhéile Muire ~ St Mary's Day (August 15th) is celebrated on the Feast of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven. It was marked as a Holy Day of Obligation in the Roman Catholic Church and as a festival (under various names) in the Anglican Communi

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Got an Irish Ancestor named Mary or Maureen?

Ireland's Antarctic Explorers

When: Sunday, 1 August, 2021

Though some of the signatory nations had previously made claims on the land in Antarctica, the Treaty makes it impossible for any of these claims to be recognised, and instead Antarctica is a region which belongs to none but is for the furtherment of scientific knowledge for all.

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Chronicles Insight - Ireland's Antarctic Explorers

Ireland Reaching Out Partner Network

When: Tuesday, 20 July, 2021

  One of Ireland’s leading diaspora initiatives is today launching a new network of regional Irish partners to connect those of Irish heritage abroad with their places of origin.

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Michael Baynes of Visit Castlebar and Laura Colleran of Ireland Reaching Out

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