News from Ireland

Whit Sunday - Ireland's Unluckiest Day

Whit Sunday - Unluckiest Day of the Year

When: Thursday, 16 May, 2024

Whit Sunday, also known as Pentecost, is a Christian holiday celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter, commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ.

Guide to researching Famine Evicitions

12 FAQs about Irish Famine Evictions

When: Thursday, 4 April, 2024

FAQ#1 What kind of evictions took place during the Great

Census Ireland Farrell

Old Irish first names and nicknames

When: Thursday, 18 January, 2024

Cé leis thú? Who do you belong to?

Cures and Remedies of Ancient Ireland

Cures & Remedies from The Schools' Collection

When: Thursday, 27 October, 2022

The Schools' Collection compiled in the 1930s provides a great local history resource for anyone i

Finding & Navigating Old Irish Maps

Finding & Navigating The Old Maps of Ireland

When: Tuesday, 14 May, 2024

Ireland – the first country in the world to be mapped in detail

St. Brendan, The Navigator

Got an ancestor named after St Brendan?

When: Thursday, 25 April, 2024

Lá Fhéile Brendán ~ Brendan's Feast Day or St. Brendan's Day is traditionally celebrated on the 16th of May.

Guide to Using Freeholder List

8 FAQs about Irish Freeholder Lists

When: Sunday, 5 May, 2024

Did you know Daniel O’Connell – the Great Liberator inadvertently created some Irish genealogy gold?

IrelandXO Insight - Irish Naming and Baptism Traditions

Irish Naming Conventions and Baptism Traditions

When: Wednesday, 1 May, 2024

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

Using DNA Results in Irish Genealogy

Using DNA Results - Irish Genealogical Research

When: Tuesday, 2 April, 2024

Some of the most important questions that we as human beings ask ourselves are: who am I? and where did I come from?

Robert Boyde, Irish Freedom Fighter

Robert Boyd, a local hero and Freedom Fighter in Málaga, Spain

When: Wednesday, 20 March, 2024

Nestled in a quiet corner, up against her 17th-century walls, and less than 400 meters from the busting Foyleside and Richmond shopping centers in the heart of Derry city, can be found St. Augustine's Church (pictured below).