News from Ireland

The Freebird Club - over 50s Social & Travel

When: Tuesday, 11 July, 2017

The Freebird Club is the Dublin based start-up which aims to disrupt the traditional notion of ageing by mobilizing and fostering connections between older people, and championing a new ‘caring approach’ to the sharing economy.

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Ireland XO Insight - Genealogy Resource Checklist

When: Thursday, 1 June, 2017

Don't forget to add any information you find out about your ancestors in these resources to our XO Chronicles! Please note that we have included as many free resources as possible. Some of the resources may require payment - this is a part of their own commercial policy and has no relationship with Ireland Reaching Out.

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Dublin Castle Records office © Irish Photo Archives

Personal objects - historical artefacts

When: Wednesday, 31 May, 2017

Evidence can come in many formats – documents, receipts from a wedding breakfast or funeral wake, letters post-cards and telegrams, old photos and cine-camera footage, newspaper cuttings, and artefacts – the simple mementoes we keep to remind us of key life events.

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Lough Derg Blueway Workshop

When: Friday, 14 April, 2017

The Lough Derg Blueway encourages additional tourism through the provision and promotion of water and land based outdoor activities in the Lough Derg area.  Craft, heritage, culture, music, land and water based outdoor activities, accommodation and dining service providers, are all encouraged to

Nenagh (Tipperary)

When: Monday, 3 April, 2017 was created as part of an effort to engage new residents of Claregalway with the community and history surrounding them. You can learn more about the effort by clicking on the link below that will take you to the website.

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Trade Directories

When: Monday, 3 April, 2017

Classes excluded from this include: small tenant farmers, landless labourers and servants. It is worth noting that every entry is at least 6 months out of date by the time of publication.

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Education and Training

When: Monday, 3 April, 2017

If you know of a course relating to the study of Irish Culture and History, and would like to see it included here, please email us about it at

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Griffith Valuation & Tithe Applotment

When: Monday, 3 April, 2017

Townland areas often appear to vary from the Tithe Applotment Books to the Griffith’s Valuation – this can generally be explained by the fact that very poor quality land was not taxable and hence not included in the earlier survey.  All lands were included in the Griffith’s Val

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Great Uncle William Mogan's trip to Ireland

When: Thursday, 30 March, 2017

Foreward "William was at the time of this trip 18 years old. He was a engineer for the railroad and was killed at age 40 when two trains hit head on in Pegram, Tennessee, just outside Nashville, Tennessee.  He had married and had one child at his death.  

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