Genealogy Resources

It is well known that research into Irish family history is not always easy.

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NLI Scanned Microfiche of Church Records

A Guide to Using the IrelandXO Website

Our goal is to try to identify the townland, parish and county where your ancestors lived - we are not a genealogical service but our volunteers are here to offer advice when the

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What is a Parish?

In Ireland, people most readily identify themselves with their Parish. It is how school and religious systems are generally organised. Parishes often ignore the boundaries of Towns and Counties, making them more specific to the local Community.  In the 19th Century, emigrants from Ireland usually named their Parish as their point of origin and Ireland Reaching Out seeks to connect their descendants back to that same place.

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Heritage Resources

Ireland's cultural heritage is incredibly rich, with folklore and legend brought to life every day in the buildings, ruins and natural landscape that surround us.  

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Ross Errilly Friary


Heritage and Genealogy related research projects

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A view of Queenstown Harbour C1900 Library of Congress Prints and Photographs

Education and Training

The following list outlines some of the available educational courses, programmes and resources available relating to the broad study of Irish culture and heritage.

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Trinity Bust Dublin Ireland


Here is a list of recurring terms that appear on our website. They are mainly genealogy related and may help you to define your terms of reference when conducting family history research.

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