News from Ireland

From Cove to Canada, the journey of John Doody and Eliza Power

When: Sunday, 7 August, 2016

Sheila Hennessy is a descendant of one couple who made the journey from Ireland to Canada as part of the Peter Robinson Scheme. Sheila tells us that 'depending on the source, their origin was listed as either Ballyhooly or Fermoy (both Co.

Montreal Skyline

Ireland XO Insight - what did your ancestors do?

When: Friday, 22 July, 2016

While it is a generalisation, most of our ancestors worked on the land and their occupations as 'farmer' or 'labourer' reflected the agricultural character of the community. The rural community was one where people worked in their own parishes and rarely strayed beyond.

Ireland XO
Thomas J. Wynne, 1838-1893, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

I have located two ancestors!

When: Tuesday, 5 July, 2016

Leonie knew that John Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Rourke and Garrett Barry emigrated aboard the Golconda to New Zealand. John and Elizabeth married in New Zealand in 1862.

Tralee (Kerry)
The Mall, Tralee © NLI

Golden Mile of Galway 2016 competition

When: Tuesday, 5 July, 2016

This countywide initiative is rolled out on an annual basis by GalwayCounty Council and Galway Rural Development Company Ltd in partnership with Comhair na nOileán Teo and FORUM Connemara.

Sign post on the Aran Islands

Visiting Whitechurch

When: Thursday, 30 June, 2016

Helen hoped to visit the resting place of her Co. Down ancestors, Alexander Stevenson and Elizabeth Rainey, and their daughter, Eliza buried at the Whitechurch Graveyard, Ballywalter.

Ballywalter (Down)