News from Ireland

New support for local diaspora projects

When: Sunday, 10 May, 2015

The new Diaspora fund recognises the importance of assisting local Irish communities create and maintain relationships with people of Irish descent throughout the world, helping to connect them back to their parishes and counties of origin in Ireland. 

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Minister Flanagan at Irish elders lunch club Bexley London

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.

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