News from Ireland

Ballycastle says Goodbye to Ireland's Oldest Woman

When: Saturday, 30 January, 2016

Molly Madden (nee Keane) passed away at the Moy Ridge Nursing Home in Ballina earlier this month. Molly became Mayo’s oldest ever living person on August 25, 2015 as she overtook Helena Gibbons of Ballindine as Mayo's oldest recorded woman.  Ms Gibbons lived 108 years and 260 days.

Ballycastle (Mayo)
Molly Madden in the company of her children on her 109th birthday in December 2015

Google Adsense is introduced to Ireland XO website

When: Tuesday, 26 January, 2016

The position of the ads has been designed to interfere as little as possible with the experience of using the website and certain restrictions have been put in place to manage the nature of the ads themselves. 

Ireland XO
A community Ireland XO gathering in Tulla County Clare

Ireland Reaching Out is hiring!

When: Friday, 22 January, 2016

The Ireland Reaching Out programme is expanding at a rapid rate and we are now looking to add some new skills to our team to help with connecting the Irish diaspora around the world with their local communities of origin.

Ireland XO
Ireland Reaching Out are hiring © Failte Ireland

Killererin – A Parish History

When: Friday, 8 January, 2016

It features indepth chapters on the archaeology of the area, the townlands, the military and ecclesiastical history as well as an examination of education and trade through the years.  

Killererin (Galway)
Killererin a parish history Barnaderg Castle