News from Ireland

IrelandXO Insight - What is a townland?

When: Wednesday, 14 September, 2022

Gaelic in origin, an baile fearainn (baile = home/town fearann= land/territory) aka town-land pre-dates the Norman invasion and is the smallest territorial unit to have survived since medieval times. 

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IrelandXO Insight - What is a townland? Find my Townland.

Irish Genealogy Resource Checklist

When: Friday, 15 July, 2022

Access to records, archives and heritage information has dramatically increased in recent years with many state bodies digitising documents and images, promoting their awareness, and sharing them online with the public.  Here's our top selection of the best genealogical sources and repositories when carr

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IrelandXO Insight - Genealogy Resource Checklist

County in Focus - Cork

When: Saturday, 9 July, 2022

The nickname Rebel County comes from a long history of rebellion beginning with the arrival of Vikings in the 9th century but it was Cork's support of Perkin Warbeck in 1491 (a pretender to the throne) that earned them the title 'Rebel Country' by the English Monarchy.

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County in Focus - Cork

The Irish in Canada

When: Friday, 1 July, 2022

Waves of Irish Immigration to Canada The Irish began setting foot on Canadian soil as early as the mid-16th century when Irish fishermen frequently traveled to Newfoundland from southern Ireland. 

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Irish immigration to Canada