News from Ireland

Finding your Mayo ancestors

When: Wednesday, 16 December, 2020

In the first video, Dympna outlined how to start.  She points viewers towards the online censuses of 1901 and 1911.  From there you can get some vital information to start on your path by identifying family members and taking it from there following the marriage, births and death records to build

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Researching your Mayo ancestors

Historical All-Ireland Senior Football Finals

When: Wednesday, 16 December, 2020

On Saturday, Mayo and Dublin Senior football teams will meet in Croke Park to battle for the Sam Maguire Cup. Dublin are competing to win their 6th Championship in a row, while Mayo will be looking to bring home the All-Ireland title for the first time in 69 years.

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Letterkenny circa 1937

County in Focus - Leitrim

When: Wednesday, 2 December, 2020

People The Leitrim Diaspora has no shortage of interesting characters. Here are some highlights from our database of Leitrim Ancestors. Click on the images below to learn more about the lives of these individuals.

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To Be Irish at Christmas

When: Tuesday, 1 December, 2020

Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy, T.D. has announced an initiative to further connect with our global diaspora this December - To Be Irish at Christmas. Speaking on Monday, Minister Colm Brophy said:

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To Be Irish at Christmas

Historic Structures Fund for traditional Irish shopfronts

When: Friday, 27 November, 2020

The Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan, TD, along with the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, TD, and the Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for Sport and An Ghaeltacht, Jack Chambers TD, today, 27 November

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Oifig an Phoist, Usher’s Quay, Dublin 8

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