News from Ireland

Remembering our Irish Grandmothers

When: Friday, 25 March, 2022

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. 

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Irish grandmother standing in front of her rural house

The Great Irish Famine Online

When: Saturday, 12 March, 2022

It's no secret that the tragedy of the Great Famine (1845-52) had a profound and devastating effect on Irish society. A natural part of any Irish family history journey leads to wondering about what an ancestor bore witness to during this period.

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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

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