News from Ireland

Ten Facts about Irish Gravestones

When: Tuesday, 1 November, 2022

An ancestor's headstone holds the promise of uncovering clues that might take us back further.  Headstone inscriptions can help us fill in gaps in our family histories – a date, a maiden name, it's all genealogy gold.

Ten Facts about Irish Gravestones

Learn from the stars of Traditional Irish music

When: Monday, 25 September, 2023

The courses came about when a number of stars of the Irish music scene gathered in the cultural hub of County Clare in the west of Ireland recently and set about imparting their tremendous knowledge and skills in a series of video lessons.

Traditional Irish Music Hub

The Irish Hedge Schools

When: Friday, 15 September, 2023

The primary purpose of these penal laws, relating to education, was the eradication of “popery” in Ireland. The penal laws were established in 1695 to lessen Irish Catholic power, dismantle their culture, and anglicize or “civilize” Ireland.  The Penal Laws were not all created in 1695.

Ireland's Hedge Schools

Best Irish Family Tree Makers

When: Monday, 14 November, 2022

Talk to anyone who has spent some time researching their Irish ancestry, and they'll all tell you "it grows legs." Despite all our best efforts to keep things simple, Irish genealogy research is a bit... a lot... like our confusing signposts and winding boreens – a fun journey,

Best Irish Family Tree Maker

From Ireland to Sydney in 100 Days - Letters from Passengers

When: Wednesday, 20 September, 2023

By 1830 Ulster was in crisis. In the preceding 50 years she had experienced an unparalleled period of population growth which was reflected in chronic under-employment in agriculture, which was by far her largest employer.

From Ireland to Syndney in 100 Days - Letters from Passengners