News from Ireland

Joseph Cordner: An early Irish Aviator

Joseph Cordner: An early Irish Aviator

When: Monday, 12 February, 2024

Swan writes of Cordner’s plane: “All components were manufactured locally except the engine, which came from London. It was carefully fitted and from the White Strand of Buncrana on an autumn day in 1908 the first flight was a success. It was over a shallow part of Lough Swilly.

Guide to researching Famine Evicitions

12 FAQs about Irish Famine Evictions

When: Thursday, 4 April, 2024

FAQ#1 What kind of evictions took place during the Great

Research Guide to Paternal Ancestors

Researching your Paternal Ancestors

When: Saturday, 15 June, 2024

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. 

Old Irish boys' names & aliases

Old Irish (Gaelic) boy names and their meaning

When: Sunday, 15 September, 2024

Introduction In this index most common Irish names, their correct English, Latin and Gaelic spelling variations are listed. This is followed by their meaning and origin, but before we begin please read through the index guide below. 

Census Ireland Farrell

Old Irish first names and nicknames

When: Thursday, 18 January, 2024

Cé leis thú? Who do you belong to?

IrelandXO Insight - Irish Naming and Baptism Traditions

Irish Naming Conventions and Baptism Traditions

When: Wednesday, 1 May, 2024

This handy insight will show you how to work out Irish family patterns (a) in the early 1800s and (b) after the Great Famine when these traditions changed drastically.  Remember, you can always post a query on this subject to our IrelandXO Message Board anytime you need guidance. To join up a

Using DNA Results in Irish Genealogy

Using DNA Results - Irish Genealogical Research

When: Tuesday, 2 April, 2024

Some of the most important questions that we as human beings ask ourselves are: who am I? and where did I come from?

Emigrant Letters

Call for Emigrant Letters

When: Monday, 11 March, 2024

A new collection of emigrant letters is now viewable at the University of Galway. Thanks to the work of American historian Kerby Miller, we can now get a deeper understanding of our ancestors after the left their homes.

Irish grandmother standing in front of her rural house

Remembering our Irish Grandmothers

When: Sunday, 10 March, 2024

Researching Irish ancestry becomes more challenging when tracing the maternal branches of our family tree. The good news is, we can help each other out by sharing what we know about our maternal line. 

Genealogy Resources for Donaghmore Parish, County Down

Free Online Genealogical Resources Specifically for Donaghmore Parish, County Down, Ireland

When: Monday, 26 February, 2024

Important Note: when searching records, keep in mind that there are other Donaghmore parishes in Ireland. All Donaghmore townlands are in the Barony of Upper Iveagh, upper half, except, Corgary and Drummiller townlands which are in the Barony of Lower Iveagh, upper half.