News from Ireland

Visiting Old Rahoon

When: Wednesday, 7 December, 2016

Throughout the early part of 2016 Julie DeFrancesco and her family eagerly planned a trip to Ireland. As the family historian and armed with family papers and documents she hoped to visit the parishes of her ancestors, the Delaneys from Laois and the Maloys from Galway.

Rahoon (Galway)
Old Rahoon Graveyard 2016

I have located two ancestors!

When: Tuesday, 5 July, 2016

Leonie knew that John Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Rourke and Garrett Barry emigrated aboard the Golconda to New Zealand. John and Elizabeth married in New Zealand in 1862.

Tralee (Kerry)
The Mall, Tralee © NLI

Visiting Whitechurch

When: Thursday, 30 June, 2016

Helen hoped to visit the resting place of her Co. Down ancestors, Alexander Stevenson and Elizabeth Rainey, and their daughter, Eliza buried at the Whitechurch Graveyard, Ballywalter.

Ballywalter (Down)

A sporting family then and now

When: Tuesday, 21 June, 2016

Last Christmas Pete Farrell made contact with Tom the Ireland XO Volunteer in Cahir, County Tipperary, hoping he could learn more about the Farrell family.

Caher (Tipperary)
Leinster Regiment with William Farrell

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