News from Ireland

Reaching Out from Australia to Ireland

When: Saturday, 6 October, 2012

The O'Brien family research by Christine has discovered roots in Donegal, Cork, Limerick, Roscommon, Tipperary, Clare, Laois, Offaly, Antrim and Derry so far..!

Chrstine Robbins

Finding Kellys in Ardrahan, Co. Galway

When: Saturday, 1 September, 2012

I started out searching for my long lost relatives in County Galway about nine months ago. I had little more than my great grandmother's name and the name of the village, Ardrahan, where she grew up between 1870 and 1890 before she went to to the US.

Ardrahan (Galway)
Ardrahan Parish Group

The Snow of Black 47

When: Monday, 3 March, 1947

The spring of 1947, otherwise known as Black '47 saw the heaviest snowfall ever and it did not thaw for weeks. Late April and early May were very warm and the children had discarded their shoes and were going to school in their bare feet.

Peterswell (Galway)
The Snow of Black 47