News from Ireland

County Kerry in Focus

When: Tuesday, 18 October, 2022

Kerry (Irish: Ciarraí or more anciently Ciarraighe) means the "people of Ciar" which was the name of the pre-Gaelic tribe who lived in part of the present county.

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County Kerry in Focus

How to research ancestors who immigrated during the Irish Famine

When: Friday, 30 September, 2022

The initial cause of the Irish Famine was the failure of the potato crop, due to a disease called Blight. However, it was a combination of disastrous political actions and poor social structures that turned the crisis into a tragedy of un-precedented proportions.

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Irish Famine family history resources outside of Ireland

The most common Irish last names per county

When: Saturday, 24 September, 2022

Having evolved over the centuries to be the surnames we recognise today, Irish last names have a rich and vibrant history. In early times, when Ireland had a much smaller population and mass movement of people was uncommon, it was not unusual for people to be known by only one name. However, as t

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The most popular last names for every county of Ireland