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

IrelandXO Insight - Irish Naming and Baptism Traditions

When: Wednesday, 19 August, 2020

This handy insight will show you how to work out Irish family patterns (a) in the early 1800s and (b) after the Great Famine when these traditions changed drastically.  Remember, you can always post a query on this subject to our IrelandXO Message Board anytime you need guidance. To join up a

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IrelandXO Insight - Irish Naming and Baptism Traditions

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

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