News from Ireland

Irish Leap Year Traditions

Irish Leap Year Traditions

When: Thursday, 20 February, 2020

Though‌ ‌in‌ ‌some‌ ‌cultures‌ ‌this‌ ‌extra‌ ‌day‌ ‌comes‌ ‌and‌ ‌goes‌ ‌like‌ ‌any‌ ‌other,‌ ‌in‌ ‌Ireland‌, ‌we‌ ‌have‌ ‌the‌ ‌long-held ‌tradition‌ ‌of‌ ‌Leap‌ ‌Day‌ ‌proposals.‌ ‌In years gone by, the‌ ‌29th‌ ‌of‌ ‌February‌ ‌was‌ ‌the‌ ‌one‌ ‌day,‌ ‌every‌ ‌four‌ ‌years,‌ ‌when‌ ‌women‌ ‌co

Landed Estate Court Rentals

Landed Estate Court 'Rentals'

When: Wednesday, 15 February, 2023

Until about 1900 the majority of land in Ireland (97% in 1870) was rented out to tenant farmers rather than used by the owner himself.

Understanding Land Divisions in Ireland

Irish Land Divisions Made Easy

When: Monday, 12 February, 2024

Old names for Ireland

What’s In a Name? Making the most of your Irish surname.

IrelandXO Insight - Making the most of your Irish surname

When: Saturday, 12 February, 2022

Most people are familiar with The Census of Ireland as it is available to view for free on the National Archives website. It’s a great, practical resource as it allows you to examine both the 1901 and 1911 forms as well as available fragments from earlier years.

Unforgetable Irish Love Stories

Three Irish Love Stories

When: Wednesday, 14 February, 2024

In 1836, Pope Gregory XVI (1831-1846) gave Dublin's Fr John Spratt a reliquary containing the remains of Saint Valentine, as a gift of esteem.

Women weaving a Brigid Cross

Imbolc Celebration, The Celtic Goddess Brigid & St Brigid of Kildare, Ireland

When: Wednesday, 1 February, 2023

Every year without fail its welcome arrival brings down the curtain on the darkness of Winter and heralds in the reawakening of the natural world and the promise for us all of the new beginnings and a fresh start.

 A Call for Board Members

A Call for Board Members - Role Description

When: Thursday, 8 February, 2024

A Call for Board Members - Role Description

Irish Wedding Customs

Irish Wedding Customs & Traditions

When: Friday, 19 January, 2024

Which Irish wedding traditions today match those of our ancestors?

Historical Irish Church Records Registers

How to Research Historical Irish Church Records

When: Tuesday, 1 March, 2022

Irish Church Registers

St Brigid's day in Ireland - February 1st

Got an ancestor named after St Brigid?

When: Thursday, 1 February, 2024

Lá Fhéile Bríde ~ St. Brigid's Day is traditionally associated in Ireland with the coming of spring and renewal.