News from Ireland

New Online: Maps of Ulster from 1609

When: Friday, 21 February, 2020

First published in 1861, the "Maps of the Escheated Counties of Ireland, 1609" atlas is the newest digital addition to the QUB Special Collection online. Among the 31 facsimiles of maps of Ireland dating from c.1594 to 1609, in this collection are:

Antrim
A General Description of Ulster 1602-1603

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

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Irish Leap Year Traditions

Chronicles Insight - Trials and Transportation

When: Friday, 7 February, 2020

The sentence of Penal Transportation was carried out in Ireland from 1791 to 1853. This form of punishment involved the removal of convicted criminals from the land of their birth and relocating them elsewhere, most commonly to Australia.

Portumna (Galway)
Chronicles Insight - Trials and Transportation

Chronicles Insight - The Road to Suffrage

When: Friday, 24 January, 2020

The road to suffrage in Ireland was a difficult one not without its share of battles. At a time when Ireland was experiencing rebellions, risings, and civil war, it is easy to overlook the plight of the women who wanted to have a say in the future of their country.

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Chronicles Insight - The Road to Suffrage

Introducing Ireland Reaching Out Network Leaders

When: Monday, 9 December, 2019

As Ireland Reaching Out grows its volunteer network across the 32 counties, it is introducing a volunteer leadership role at a County level, to ensure that guidance and assistance can be extended across the entire volunteer network, in a consistent manner.

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Introducing Ireland Reaching Out Network Leaders

Chronicles Insight - Ships and Steerage

When: Monday, 9 December, 2019

The dreadful conditions faced by the poorest passengers on board the many emigration ships which crossed the Atlantic during the 19th century have been well-documented, and at times romanticised in books, film, and television.

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Chronicles Insight - Ships and Steerage James Brereton

Ruins of Tara Street Church unearthed

When: Tuesday, 26 November, 2019

A church was first built on the site in 1709 in Penal times when the practice of Catholicism was banned. In spite of the religious restrictions, the chapel flourished and attracted thousands of worshippers.

St Andrews (Dublin)

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