News from Ireland

Chronicles Challenge Church of Ireland

When: Monday, 10 August, 2020

Many parishes all over Ireland contained a local Church of Ireland building.  Even though these buildings are no longer used as churches, they remain in the parish as community centres, libraries and other facilities for the local residents.  Please use this week's prompt to create an XOChronicle

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Chronicles Challenge Church of Ireland

Chronicles Challenge Post Offices

When: Monday, 10 August, 2020

The post office was a noted building in every parish in Ireland and it played an important role in the community.  People gathered there in order to send and receive messages from loved ones and family abroad.  It was nearly the first place where the telephone line was installed in the community.

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Chronicles Challenge Post Offices

My Ireland Bucket List

When: Saturday, 1 August, 2020

The Ireland LOCAL GUIDE is a free facility for you to create and collate an Ireland Bucket List for sightseeing, entertainment, research and more.

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Chronicles Challenge Bridges

When: Monday, 27 July, 2020

Bridges can be found in every parish in Ireland and in a variety of locations throughout a parish area.  Many bridges were built as part of a road building scheme.  Estate owners also requested funds for bridge building through the Grand Jury Presentments.  In addition, many Poor Law Relief commi

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Chronicles Challenge Bridges

Chronicles Challenge Chapels

When: Monday, 27 July, 2020

Chapels were small churches that were often dotted around a number of areas all over the country.  Today, many of them are used for other purposes, but they have retained their religious features in their structures.  Chapels were found in rural areas and also on large estates and outside towns w

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Kilkenny Worldwide

When: Friday, 24 July, 2020

Today Kilkenny lends its name to much more than a county and city in Ireland. As its people began to emigrate, their fondness for this place inspired them to leave us clues overseas as to where they went and what became of them. NEW ZEALAND

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O'Malley Clan Gathering ONLINE

When: Monday, 20 July, 2020

The virtual event will be broadcast from the home of Grace O’Malley on Clare Island and led by the Chieftain's of the O'Malley Clan.

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