News from Ireland

IrelandXO Insight - Irish Surnames 101

When: Monday, 8 July, 2019

Whether your search for that elusive last name is north, south,  east or west, you may need to get intimate with Irish naming traditions in all their linguistic glory. The above image of a 1901 Census Return from Co.

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How to Research any Irish Surname

Chronicles Insight - a true son of Dublin

When: Friday, 5 July, 2019

Shaw’s parents, George Carr Shaw (1814-1885) and Lucinda Elizabeth Gurly (1830-1913), were of English Protestant descent. Shaw’s father was a notorious drunkard, a fact which prompted his son to adopt a teetotal lifestyle.

George Bernard Shaw

On the fourth of July 1806

When: Thursday, 4 July, 2019

This celebratory rendition by the Dubliners and the Pogues topped the Irish singles charts in 1987.  Lyrics THE IRISH ROVER

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Chronicles Insight - American Revolutionary War

When: Wednesday, 26 June, 2019

The day itself marks the date, in 1776, on which the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress. There are certain figures of the American Revolutionary War whom history and popular culture have kept in the forefront of our minds.

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Chronicles Insight - American Revolutionary War

Guide to Irish Civil Records Online

When: Tuesday, 4 June, 2019

With these new years now available, the records on, cover births from 1864 to 1918; marriages from 1864 to 1943; and deaths from 1878 to 1968.

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Free access to Irish civil records online