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Children's Family Tree Resource

Family Tree Resource For Kids

When: Thursday, 23 April, 2020

Filling in your family tree is a bit like solving a big puzzle – and each puzzle is different for every family! You will have to do some detective work, so remember to take notes and keep your eyes and ears open for clues that well help you discover the names that you are looking for.

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Stay connected with your Irish place of origin

Stay connected with your Irish place of origin

When: Thursday, 2 April, 2020

Our Chronicles are designed to connect people descended from the same place in Ireland by enabling them to share information about their ancestors, the buildings they lived in and the events that shaped their lives. Stay connected with your Irish county or civil parish diaspora by:

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From Irish Workhouses to Other Worlds

When: Friday, 18 January, 2019

Bridget Kirby - Kilmacthomas Workhouse

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Chronicles Insight - Irish in New Zealand

Chronicles Insight - Irish in New Zealand

When: Wednesday, 12 August, 2020

There has been a steady flow of people migrating from Ireland to New Zealand dating all the way back to the earliest days of European arrivals in Aotearoa. Let’s take a look at the experiences of some of New Zealand’s 19th century Irish settlers.

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Chronicles Insight - Quinn's Immigration Scheme

Chronicles Insight - Quinn's Immigration Scheme

When: Monday, 24 August, 2020

The First Bishop of Brisbane

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XO Chronicles - Great Hunger Survivors

XO Chronicles - Great Hunger Survivors

When: Monday, 31 August, 2020

Rather than be weakened by their experiences, many Irish people lived long and prosperous lives. Our members have been sharing stories of their Irish centenarian ancestors, that were born during or before the famine.

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Chronicles Insight - Irish Educators

Chronicles Insight - Irish Educators

When: Wednesday, 2 September, 2020

Image: c1902 Miss Crowe and Mr Gildea with their pupils at Kilglass National School, Ahascragh, Co.Galway. Original owned by NLI.

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IrelandXO Chronicles -  A Diverse Diaspora

IrelandXO Chronicles - A Diverse Diaspora

When: Thursday, 24 September, 2020

Our Irish diaspora is as diverse as the many countries that our ancestors emigrated to. Our emigrants opened our eyes and minds to different cultures and today, both at home and abroad, Irish people can lay claim to ancestry that comes from many different continents.

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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

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DESCUBRE TUS RAÍCES IRLANDESAS

DESCUBRE TUS RAÍCES IRLANDESAS

When: Monday, 28 September, 2020

¿Sabías que a lo largo de los siglos más de 10 millones de personas han emigrado de la isla de Irlanda? Hoy se estima que hasta 70 millones de personas en todo el mundo son de origen irlandés.

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