News from Ireland

Roger McDonnell - Ireland Reaching Out Volunteer of the Year 2014

When: Friday, 1 May, 2015

Roger lives in Maryland, USA and joined Ireland Reaching Out (Ireland XO) in July 2012.  He responded to an email from Ireland XO looking for volunteers who could provide genealogy assistance to people tracing their Irish ancestors and since then has become an invaluable member of the Ireland XO

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Roger McDonnell Ireland Reaching Out Volunteer of the Year

Homeward Bound

When: Friday, 24 April, 2015

'The Gathering -- Homeward Bound' sees six well-known Irish people who are based abroad return to their home place, or a place they have close ties to, in order to help these communities prepare for The Gathering Ireland 2013.

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Fionnula Flanagan Homeward Bound

Garden of Remembrance

When: Saturday, 14 March, 2015

The Garden was officially opened in 1966 on the fiftieth anniversary of the 1916 Rising. It is located on the site of the pleasure gardens of the Rotunda Hospital, where the leaders of 1916 were held before being transferred to Kilmainham Jail.

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1966-1916 Jubilee Commemoration. Opening and Blessing of Garden of Remembrance on the fiftieth anniversary of  the 1916 Easter Rising.

From Chicago to Ballina in County Tipperary

When: Wednesday, 11 March, 2015

Jacqi Stevens husband’s Tully family of which she has written extensively, left Ireland in the 1840s, immigrated to Canada, settled in Ontario for a generation, and then eventually found their way to Chicago, the Dakota Territory, and even further west in the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Sa

Ballina (Tipperary)
Jacqi Stevens

Liam Mellows and His Stay in Knockjames Mountain, Ballyoughtra

When: Friday, 2 January, 2015

Liam Mellows (1895-1922) was an Irish Republican and Sinn Fein politician.  He was born in England, but grew up in County Wexford.  He was involved in nationalist politics from a young age and he was active in the Irish Republican Brotherhood and a Founding member of the Irish Volunteers.

Tulla (Clare)

English Naming Patterns within the family unit

When: Tuesday, 4 March, 2014

During the 18th century, the basic pattern of naming children was used for many English-speaking families.  This was also common with many Irish families, although they didn't always adhere strictly to this.    

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William Hogarth, The Western Family c. 1738

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