News from Ireland

Chronicles Insight - Hero Healthcare Workers

When: Tuesday, 14 July, 2020

Over the past few months, countries all over the world have paid homage to their brave, tireless healthcare workers who put their lives on the line everyday, putting their own needs last and staying apart from their own families so as to protect them.

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Chronicles Insight - Hero Healthcare Workers

Chronicles Challenge Patron Saint

When: Wednesday, 8 July, 2020

Almost every parish in Ireland is associated with a Patron Saint who played some important role in the founding of a parish or settlement or whose life is was associated with a local legend or story. This week's prompt uses this theme to create a Chronicle around your parish's Patron Saint. 

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IrelandXO Connections - New Zealand and Westmeath

When: Wednesday, 8 July, 2020

With the help of IrelandXO volunteers she was able to understand more about the place in Ireland her ancestors came from and by the following year had finalised her plans to visit it for herself. She posted: "We are coming to Ireland in September to check out my Dagg ancestry.

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IrelandXO Connections New Zealand and Westmeath

NEW BOOK History of DCU

When: Sunday, 5 July, 2020

On June 25, 2020 Eoin Kinsella's 'Dublin City University 1980 - 2020: Designed to be Different' was launched by Dr Mary Canning, President of the RIA in DCU.

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IrelandXO Guide to Irish Castles

When: Thursday, 2 July, 2020

Guided Tours Available Each of these Castles is open to the public for fully guided tours. The incredibly informative tour guides will bring these stone walls to life as they recount the tales, trials, and tribulations of Ireland's great Castles.

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IrelandXO Guide to Irish Castles

Chronicles Challenge Fairs

When: Tuesday, 30 June, 2020

The local fair was an important community event in many parishes throughout Ireland. It was also the day where farmers and traders were able to sell and purchase items. This day was a celebration in many communities as crowds gathered, goods were bought and sold and matches were made.  

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Chronicles Challenge - Fairs

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