News from Ireland

Chronicles Workshop in Loughrea Library

When: Friday, 28 February, 2020

We started the day by getting everyone signed up to the website. Once this was accomplished we were ready to start interacting with our own civil parishes. We learned about how to search for and join a parish so that we receive updates on that particular area.

Loughrea (Galway)
Chronicles Workshop Loughrea Library February 2020

New Online: Maps of Ulster from 1609

When: Friday, 21 February, 2020

First published in 1861, the "Maps of the Escheated Counties of Ireland, 1609" atlas is the newest digital addition to the QUB Special Collection online. Among the 31 facsimiles of maps of Ireland dating from c.1594 to 1609, in this collection are:

Antrim
A General Description of Ulster 1602-1603

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

Ireland XO
Irish Leap Year Traditions

Pages