News from Ireland

A beginner's guide to Irish surnames

When: Tuesday, 1 June, 2021

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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Image of a 1901 Census Record Listing Many Surnames

Free Irish Genealogy Course Now Available!

When: Thursday, 20 May, 2021

Introduction to Irish Family History Created with the help of our volunteer network, this course introduces the basics of Irish family history research, explains the resources available, and helps researchers interpret their findings in a meaningful way. 

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An old Irish house, a man a woman chatting and couch crossing the road

National Famine Commemoration 2021

When: Monday, 10 May, 2021

The ceremony, which will be led by President Michael D. Higgins, will take place in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin at 12pm on Sunday 16th May and will include military honours and a wreath laying ceremony in remembrance of all those who suffered or perished during the Famine.  President Michael D.

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 National Famine Commemoration 2021

James Joyce's Bloomsday

When: Saturday, 1 May, 2021

In Dublin, the home of Joyce and Ulysses, tours take place where scholars and enthusiasts alike can visit a number of the sites which feature in the novel and retrace the steps of the novel’s main character Leopold Bloom.

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Chronicles Insight - Joyce's Dublin in 1904