News from Ireland

Farming and Country Life event

When: Thursday, 10 March, 2016

It is hoped to engage drama, poetry, music, language, sport, theatre, dance, heritage, cultural and community organisations in County Galway and surrounding counties to help us with this event. It is envisaged a number of plays and small reenactment as well as other forms of en

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1916 Athenry Event

Free access to Ancestry and Findmypast records in March

When: Friday, 4 March, 2016

In July of 2015, one of the most important developments in Irish genealogical research saw the online release of the historical RC Church Records by the National Library of Ireland. The digitised register images were made available online for the first time and form one of the

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National Library of Ireland Thatched house

Planning tips for research trips.

When: Wednesday, 2 March, 2016

There is no better way to engage with Ireland and get a real feel for our culture than by meeting and talking with people local to the area.

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Irish family history planning your trip

Volunteers in Dublin Needed

When: Thursday, 11 February, 2016

The St.Catherines district of west Dublin as represented on the Ireland Reaching Out charity website is seeking volunteers in the district or nearby Dublin to photograph some new public domain snapshot images with digital camera or phone of some sites in the Liberties area and Guinness Brewery ad

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St James Gate Guinness Manager circa 1900 courtesy Failte Ireland

Ballycastle says Goodbye to Ireland's Oldest Woman

When: Saturday, 30 January, 2016

Molly Madden (nee Keane) passed away at the Moy Ridge Nursing Home in Ballina earlier this month. Molly became Mayo’s oldest ever living person on August 25, 2015 as she overtook Helena Gibbons of Ballindine as Mayo's oldest recorded woman.  Ms Gibbons lived 108 years and 260 days.

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Molly Madden in the company of her children on her 109th birthday in December 2015