News from Ireland

Robert Boyde, Irish Freedom Fighter

Robert Boyd, a local hero and Freedom Fighter in Málaga, Spain

When: Wednesday, 20 March, 2024

Nestled in a quiet corner, up against her 17th-century walls, and less than 400 meters from the busting Foyleside and Richmond shopping centers in the heart of Derry city, can be found St. Augustine's Church (pictured below).

TG4: a treasure trove of Irish music and documentary programming.

TG4: a treasure trove of Irish music and documentary programming.

When: Monday, 11 May, 2020

TG4 is Ireland’s national Irish language television channel, a publicly funded TV channel that broadcasts Irish content in Ireland, but more importantly all around the Globe via its player service which is completely free to watch or to download on your various devices. 

IrelandXO Insight - The Guinness Archive

IrelandXO Insight - The Guinness Archive

When: Thursday, 1 July, 2021

The Guinness Archive was created in 1998 when they employed their first professional Archivist to curate the history of the company and its employees. The foundation document of the Guinness Archive is the 9,000 year lease signed by Arthur Guinness on the St.

Guide to researching Irish Military Archives

The Military Archives and How to Search Them

When: Thursday, 21 March, 2024

The Archive was set up in the early 1920s by Col M J Costello and Thomas Galvin with the purpose of not only meeting the immediate needs of the new Military but as a ‘

Emigrant Letters

Call for Emigrant Letters

When: Monday, 11 March, 2024

A new collection of emigrant letters is now viewable at the University of Galway. Thanks to the work of American historian Kerby Miller, we can now get a deeper understanding of our ancestors after the left their homes.

Guide to researching Famine Evicitions

12 FAQs about Irish Famine Evictions

When: Thursday, 4 April, 2024

FAQ#1 What kind of evictions took place during the Great

Irish grandmother standing in front of her rural house

Remembering our Irish Grandmothers

When: Sunday, 10 March, 2024

Researching Irish ancestry becomes more challenging when tracing the maternal branches of our family tree. The good news is, we can help each other out by sharing what we know about our maternal line. 

The Hanging Gale

Irish Famine Period Drama online

When: Saturday, 3 February, 2024

IMAGE © Little Bird Films 'The Hanging Gale' (R15+) is a four-part TV mini-series set in Co. Donegal against the backdrop of Ireland's Great Famine in 1846.

Genealogy Resources for Donaghmore Parish, County Down

Free Online Genealogical Resources Specifically for Donaghmore Parish, County Down, Ireland

When: Monday, 26 February, 2024

Important Note: when searching records, keep in mind that there are other Donaghmore parishes in Ireland. All Donaghmore townlands are in the Barony of Upper Iveagh, upper half, except, Corgary and Drummiller townlands which are in the Barony of Lower Iveagh, upper half.

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