News from Ireland

Material Culture of Donegal Communities Abroad

When: Monday, 23 May, 2016

The 32-page, A5-size booklet is the second in the 'Donegal Heritage Series' produced by the County Donegal Heritage Office as part of the by the County Donegal Heritage Plan and includes the following narrative accounts:

Donegal (Donegal) Donegal
Farming and Country Life 1916 Logo

Farming and Country Life 2016, June 10th and 11th

When: Thursday, 12 May, 2016

This interactive, informative and fun event will recreate rural life of 1916 and reflect on developments over the past century. This event has something to entertain and educate young and old, and celebrates rural Ireland from 100 years ago.

Claregalway (Baile Chláir) Galway

Finding the Moore Family of Cloonsellagh

When: Thursday, 31 December, 2015

Many family members put advertisements in an effort to find the whereabouts of loved ones - in a day when Facebook and Google where unthinkable!

Tiernascragh (Galway) Galway

Claregalway Village & Parish

When: Saturday, 23 April, 2016

The name comes from the Clare River, which flows through the parish. The parish covers a total area of over 12,000 statute acres.

Claregalway (Baile Chláir) Galway
Claregalway Franciscan Friary

Franciscan Friary

When: Saturday, 23 April, 2016

Perhaps the most notable landmark in the parish of Claregalway lies just to the north of the river Clare and to the west of the Norman castle. 

Claregalway (Baile Chláir) Galway
Clare Doyle, Aiden Feerick and Laura Colleran at Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2016

Ireland XO round up - Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2016

When: Friday, 15 April, 2016

Picture: Clare Doyle and Laura Colleran of Ireland Reaching out with Aiden Feerick from Ancestor Network

St James Gate Guinness Manager circa 1900 courtesy Failte Ireland

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

St Catherines (Dublin) Dublin
Ireland Reaching Out are hiring © Failte Ireland

Ireland Reaching Out is hiring!

When: Friday, 22 January, 2016

The Ireland Reaching Out programme is expanding at a rapid rate and we are now looking to add some new skills to our team to help with connecting the Irish diaspora around the world with their local communities of origin.

President Michael D Higgins reviewing a Guard of Honour from The Irish Defence Forces © Maxwells

President of Ireland St Patrick's Day Address

When: Wednesday, 16 March, 2016


National Library of Ireland Thatched house

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