News from Ireland

A beginner's guide to Irish surnames

When: Thursday, 1 June, 2023

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

From Washington to Limerick

When: Friday, 12 May, 2023

Thomas had spent years researching his Irish ancestry from his home in Eastsound, Washington. He came to Ireland Reaching Out looking to see if locals would have information about his grandmother Annie Ryan (born 1881) and her siblings.

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County in Focus: Longford

When: Wednesday, 26 April, 2023

The image above features Patrick Mallons's Corner House in the cencentertre of the photo had the agency for the White Star Line, Cunard Line, and all Transatlantic Liners, see an advertisement from Longford Learder dated 01 October 1921

County in Focus: Longford

Irish links with Glasgow, Scotland

When: Wednesday, 19 April, 2023

It has been estimated that “fifty to ninety per cent of the people in the West of Scotland have some Irish ancestry in their family tree. Think of prominent Scots with Irish names – Loraine Kennedy, Dougie Donnelly, Billy Connolly, Brian Cox, Sean Connery.

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Irish links with Glasgow, Scotland