News from Ireland

Ardchrois an Spidéil (High Cross of Spiddal)

When: Thursday, 10 September, 2015

Ardchrois an Spidéil is 8.5 ft (2.6 metres) high and weights approx 700Kgs (3/4 tonne). It is designed in the tradition of the Irish ‘penal’ crosses and is executed in rose granite quarried in Clochmór, Baile na hAbhann.

Spiddal (Galway)
Cill-Éinde-2015 © Cois Fharraige.ie

Calling the ‘Galway Tribal Diaspora'!

When: Tuesday, 8 September, 2015

The Galway based heritage organisation is launching a new initiative entitled ‘The Galway Tribal Diaspora Project’ which aims to collect and record the stories of former Galway residents  who have gone on to continue their life story beyond Irish shores.

Galway

Epic Journeys Ellis Island exhibition launches in County Clare

When: Monday, 31 August, 2015

Epic Journeys Ellis Island is a research project undertaken by Ireland Reaching Out (Ireland XO), with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, which looks at people who left Ireland at the turn of the 19th Century and passed through the Immigration Station at Ellis Island befo

Ireland XO
Martin Curry Epic Journeys Ellis Island 28.08.15

Weekend of Welcomes

When: Saturday, 29 August, 2015

In many cases Week of Welcome events have turned into individual Meet and Greet visits where people have connected on the Ireland XO Message Board. Having learned about their ancestors, many plan a trip home. Above all, the Weekend of Welcomes builds on this paper trail of researching the records. Where events are planned, they can last a day or longer and it is an opportunity for people of Irish heritage to explore their past and connect with the people and places of their forefathers. It is an opportunity for cultural renewal and discovery with an emphasis on enjoyment and fun. Tulla, Co. Clare are holding their Weekend of Welcomes on 26th-28th August 2016. Events include a genealogy workshop, hillfort walk, lecture and music. Due to the work involved in planning and arranging these events, Ireland XO has decided to review how they will be run. Even if there isn't an event planned in your parish don’t worry – no matter what time of the year you visit, there will be local volunteers here to answer your questions on our Message Board. Where possible these volunteers will meet with any returning parish Diaspora. Read about Julie Fennell's experience when she came to visit her ancestor's home

Ireland XO

Celtic Revival Art Collection

When: Sunday, 9 August, 2015

The museum collection includes embroidered banners designed by Jack B. Yeats and created by the Dun Emer Guild (which included the Yeats sisters), as well as art by Sarah Purser, and Evie Hone.

Loughrea (Galway)

The 100 TO ONE project

When: Monday, 3 August, 2015

To commemorate 100 years since the Easter Rising of 1916 a Galway group are taking a somewhat different angle by celebrating how Galway County has progressed through its people.

Galway
Galway Tourism Ireland

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