News from Ireland

Free Irish Genealogy Course Now Available!

When: Thursday, 20 May, 2021

Introduction to Irish Family History Created with the help of our volunteer network, this course introduces the basics of Irish family history research, explains the resources available, and helps researchers interpret their findings in a meaningful way. 

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An old Irish house, a man a woman chatting and couch crossing the road

Remembering our Irish Grandmothers

When: Saturday, 1 May, 2021

Researching Irish ancestry gets even 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. 

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Irish grandmother standing in front of her rural house

Cavan Townlands Website

When: Friday, 30 April, 2021

cavantownlands.com is hosted by Michael McShane and his wife, Catherine Kerr. Although not a native of Cavan, Michael has traced his ancestors back to the townland of Cloggy in the parish of Killashandra.

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Cavan Townlands Website

Remembering our WWI Ancestors

When: Saturday, 24 April, 2021

Finding branches of one's family tree touching upon military service in more than one country's armed forces is a common theme in Irish genealogy. 

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Many Irish served in World War One

Ten facts about Irish Gravestones

When: Friday, 9 April, 2021

An ancestors headstone holds the promise of uncovering clues that might take us back further.  Inscriptions on headstones can help us fill in gaps in our family histories – a date, a maiden name, it's all genealogy gold.

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Ten facts about Irish Gravestones

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