News from Ireland

Bluebell time at Golden Grove Woods

When: Friday, 6 May, 2016

Come and enjoy nature's annual exhibition during the month of May and see the Bluebell spectacular. Golden Grove Woods provide an enjoyable walk free to all. Access is at the rear of Dromakeenan School on the Birr Road a mile out of Roscrea town.

Roscrea (Tipperary)
Golden Grove Woods Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

Letterkenny's 'Cathedral Quarter'

When: Wednesday, 4 May, 2016

The proposed end envisages that Church Lane would encompass craft shops with local goods and services  along with an interpretative centre in the heart of Letterkenny. A lot of research has been undertaken in the area, in particular on the history of the Church Lane.

Conwal (Donegal)
Cathedral Street, Letterkenny

Irish Crochet in Clones

When: Wednesday, 13 April, 2016

In 2010 I wrote an article for the parish magazine of Bulphan, a small town in Essex telling them that I had been to an Irish crochet workshop in Clones.

Clones (Monaghan)
Cassandra nee More-Molyneux

Farming and Country Life event

When: Thursday, 10 March, 2016

It is hoped to engage drama, poetry, music, language, sport, theatre, dance, heritage, cultural and community organisations in County Galway and surrounding counties to help us with this event. It is envisaged a number of plays and small reenactment as well as other forms of en

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1916 Athenry Event

Weekend of Welcomes

When: Saturday, 29 August, 2015

In many cases Week of Welcome events have turned into individual Meet and Greet visits where people have connected on the Ireland XO Message Board. Having learned about their ancestors, many plan a trip home. Above all, the Weekend of Welcomes builds on this paper trail of researching the records. Where events are planned, they can last a day or longer and it is an opportunity for people of Irish heritage to explore their past and connect with the people and places of their forefathers. It is an opportunity for cultural renewal and discovery with an emphasis on enjoyment and fun. Tulla, Co. Clare are holding their Weekend of Welcomes on 26th-28th August 2016. Events include a genealogy workshop, hillfort walk, lecture and music. Due to the work involved in planning and arranging these events, Ireland XO has decided to review how they will be run. Even if there isn't an event planned in your parish don’t worry – no matter what time of the year you visit, there will be local volunteers here to answer your questions on our Message Board. Where possible these volunteers will meet with any returning parish Diaspora. Read about Julie Fennell's experience when she came to visit her ancestor's home

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