News from Ireland

Website Tour Playback

When: Tuesday, 25 August, 2020

During this virtual tour we will give you practical guidance and show you everything you need to know about using the IrelandXO website, including: how to find and join a County or Civil Parish group

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Heritage Week Videos 2020

When: Monday, 24 August, 2020

Paul Murphy is filmmaker based in Galway, who has in recent years worked with several state agencies. Paul describes the work as ‘telling stories’ with film/video.

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Heritage Week Videos 2020 Paul Murphy

Chronicles Challenge Oldest Pub

When: Monday, 17 August, 2020

The public house in the local parish was another important building in the community. In many parishes, it was one of the oldest buildings and it played a crucial role in the life of the community there. Today, the rural pub continues to offer an important community service to the parish.

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Chronicles Challenge Oldest Pub

IrelandXO Book Club - Recent Releases

When: Wednesday, 12 August, 2020

From historical fiction to diaspora memoirs, from coffee table County picture books to Irish-international relations, we aim to offer you a diverse slice of Irish and Irish diaspora life, including perspectives from around the world.

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IrelandXO Book Club - Recent Releases

Chronicles Insight - Irish in New Zealand

When: Wednesday, 12 August, 2020

There has been a steady flow of people migrating from Ireland to New Zealand dating all the way back to the earliest days of European arrivals in Aotearoa. Let’s take a look at the experiences of some of New Zealand’s 19th century Irish settlers.

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Chronicles Insight - Irish in New Zealand

Chronicles Challenge Church of Ireland

When: Monday, 10 August, 2020

Many parishes all over Ireland contained a local Church of Ireland building.  Even though these buildings are no longer used as churches, they remain in the parish as community centres, libraries and other facilities for the local residents.  Please use this week's prompt to create an XOChronicle

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Chronicles Challenge Church of Ireland

Chronicles Challenge Post Offices

When: Monday, 10 August, 2020

The post office was a noted building in every parish in Ireland and it played an important role in the community.  People gathered there in order to send and receive messages from loved ones and family abroad.  It was nearly the first place where the telephone line was installed in the community.

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Chronicles Challenge Post Offices

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