News from Ireland

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Does the key to your Irish roots lie in Scotland?

When: Wednesday, 17 August, 2022

Leaving the Land - Finding Work in Scotland

Chronicles Insight - Irish in New York

Chronicles Insight - Irish in New York

When: Wednesday, 16 September, 2020

Today the connection between Ireland and New York is celebrated at the annual Great Irish Fair of New York which takes place each September.

IrelandXO Insight - Flax Growers List

Irish Linen Industry, Ran by Our Ancestors: Flax Growers List of 1796

When: Saturday, 1 May, 2021

Picture: A Linen Bleach Green in County Down circa 1890

Long cars Gorey County Wexford The Lawrence Collection at the NLI

IrelandXO Favourite FREE Irish genealogy resources

When: Monday, 9 January, 2023

The National Archives of Ireland What records do they hold?

Irish Famine family history resources outside of Ireland

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.

Irish Census

How to Research Irish Census 1911, 1901 and earlier

When: Friday, 18 February, 2022

What information does the census contain?

The most popular last names for every county 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

Edward Grace and Angela Power

Additional historic records added to Irish Civil Registers!

When: Monday, 1 February, 2021

Picture: Wedding of Edward Grace and Angela Power @ NLI: marriage record on Irish Genealogy 

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When: Friday, 30 April, 2021

MyHeritage is an industry-leading platform that makes family history research easy and offers you some of the most advanced tools on the market to make fascinating discoveries about your ancestors.

Bringing the Mountbellew ‘Orphan’ Girls Home

Bringing the Mountbellew 'Orphan' Girls Home

When: Friday, 25 September, 2020

November 1852 was a dark month in east Galway and made even more so by the lingering effects of An Gorta Mor, the Great Hunger, which had blighted the land for the previous 7 years causing the deaths and emigration of millions. In that month a group of 30 young girls set off from Mountbellew Work

Mountbellew (Galway) Galway