News from Ireland

IrelandXO Guide to Irish Castles

When: Saturday, 25 June, 2022

This 30 minute recording consists of a virtual tour of our island's castles led by our resident Archaeologist. We used the Building Chronicles to take a trip through time, all the way back to Medieval Ireland. 

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IrelandXO Guide to Irish Castles

Remembering our Paternal Irish Ancestors

When: Wednesday, 15 June, 2022

Researching Irish ancestry is challenging at best, especially when the branches of our family tree extend across multiple continents. The good news is, we can help each other out by sharing what we know about our paternal line. 

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Ancestors Masterclass

When: Friday, 10 June, 2022

How does it work? The Ancestor Chronicles are a way for you to reconnect and keep in touch with any local community that you or your ancestors may have once lived or worked in. You can post chronicles for any historical individual* connected to a parish or county, be it

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Ancestor Profile Masterclass

Irish in The American War of Independence

When: Saturday, 4 June, 2022

The day itself marks the date, in 1776, on which the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress. There are certain figures of the American Revolutionary War whom history and popular culture have kept in the forefront of our minds.

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Chronicles Insight - American Revolutionary War

Expert video help to uncover your Irish ancestry

When: Wednesday, 1 June, 2022

IrelandXO members all over the world have attended our Creating Connections webinars. Make sure you avail of the expert genealogy advice that was shared and use it to search for information about your Irish ancestors, which can then be added to your family tree.

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Free expert help to uncover your Irish ancestry

Griffith's Valuation and Cancelled Books

When: Monday, 30 May, 2022

Between 1847 and 1864 a detailed, county by county record of tax liable was kept in Ireland.  Today the "Griffith Valuation" is an invaluable resource for anyone researching their Irish family history and if properly used, it can be a fantastic key to uncover family history inf

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Farm land near Lough Corrib c.1890 © National Library of Ireland via Wikimedia Commons