News from Ireland

Ireland XO Insight - what did your ancestors do?

When: Saturday, 15 January, 2022

While it is a generalisation, most of our ancestors worked on the land and their occupations as 'farmer' or 'labourer' reflected the agricultural character of the community. The rural community was one where people worked in their own parishes and rarely strayed beyond.

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The Occupation of our Ancestors

Best Irish Family Tree Maker

When: Sunday, 14 November, 2021

Talk to anyone who has spent some time researching their Irish ancestry, and they'll all tell you "it grows legs." Despite all our best efforts to keep things simple, Irish genealogy research is a bit... a lot... like our confusing signposts and winding boreens – a fun journey,

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Best Irish Family Tree Maker

Old Gaelic Irish 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

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