News from Ireland

Got an Irish Ancestor named Mary or Maureen?

When: Sunday, 15 August, 2021

Lá Fhéile Muire ~ St Mary's Day (August 15th) is celebrated on the Feast of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven. It was marked as a Holy Day of Obligation in the Roman Catholic Church and as a festival (under various names) in the Anglican Communi

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Got an Irish Ancestor named Mary or Maureen?

Ireland's Antarctic Explorers

When: Sunday, 1 August, 2021

Though some of the signatory nations had previously made claims on the land in Antarctica, the Treaty makes it impossible for any of these claims to be recognised, and instead Antarctica is a region which belongs to none but is for the furtherment of scientific knowledge for all.

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Chronicles Insight - Ireland's Antarctic Explorers

Ireland Reaching Out Partner Network

When: Tuesday, 20 July, 2021

  One of Ireland’s leading diaspora initiatives is today launching a new network of regional Irish partners to connect those of Irish heritage abroad with their places of origin.

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Michael Baynes of Visit Castlebar and Laura Colleran of Ireland Reaching Out

Old Irish (Gaelic) boy names and their meaning

When: Friday, 9 July, 2021

Introduction In this index most common Irish names, their correct English, Latin and Gaelic spelling variations are listed. This is followed by their meaning and origin, but before we begin please read through the index guide below. 

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Old Irish boys' names & aliases