News from Ireland

Find your story in Ireland's Ancient East

When: Wednesday, 15 June, 2016

In this new campaign from Failte Ireland, a little boy is transported to the to the wonderful landscapes of Ireland’s Ancient East as his dad begins to tell him stories from a big orange book.

Ireland XO

Record Turnout for Farming & Country Life 1916

When: Monday, 13 June, 2016

Ireland Reaching Out was at the event in the 1916 village we were delighted to meet with so many people interested in both finding out more about their own Irish ancestry and also sharing their knowledge with people around the world who may need assistance at a local level.

Athenry (Galway)
Farming & Country Life 1916, Athenry

A visit from down under

When: Tuesday, 7 June, 2016

In March last, Heather Maloney contacted us looking for further information about her Laffy and Scahill ancestors. Heather was planing a trip to Ireland and hoped to learn more about her family from Galway and specifically her Laffy-Scahill connections in Annaghdown.

Annaghdown (Galway)
Thelma, Sonia and Heather

A visit to a broken, old stone house

When: Tuesday, 7 June, 2016

Robert Horwood has just returned home to Australia after a visit to Killaloe, Co. Clare. In April he posted a message to the XO Message Board seeking further information about his ancestors, Thomas Crowe and his wife Margaret O'Donnell from Co. Clare.

Killaloe (Clare)
Old Crowe House

Ireland XO Insight - Letters home

When: Monday, 23 May, 2016

The story that follows shows us how important letters, diaries and family journals are as memory keepers and mirrors of the past. Many of those who left Ireland were not lucky enough to come home again, even for a short visit.

Doon (Limerick)
The family of Phillip & Sarah Rowles Ryan

Material Culture of Donegal Communities Abroad

When: Monday, 23 May, 2016

The 32-page, A5-size booklet is the second in the 'Donegal Heritage Series' produced by the County Donegal Heritage Office as part of the by the County Donegal Heritage Plan and includes the following narrative accounts:

Donegal (Donegal)

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