News from Ireland

Genetic Genealogy

Tracing your roots with DNA

When: Tuesday, 8 August, 2023

The journey began in 2005 when the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG) was founded by dedicated DNA project administrators with a vision to promote and educate people about genetic genealogy.

The Faithful Steward

The Story of the Ship Faithful Steward


The emigration trade established Londonderry as one of the chief Irish ports for transatlantic trade in the 18th century. Links between the cities of Londonderry and Philadelphia were established through trade.

10 Facts about Land Ownership in Ireland

10 Facts about Land Ownership

When: Saturday, 15 July, 2023

The Story of Kevin Izod O Doherty

An Irish Rebel in Queensland - Kevin Doherty

When: Tuesday, 16 May, 2023

Kevin Izod Doherty was born in Dublin, on 7 September 1823, the son of Dr Kevin Izod Doherty and Mary Ann (Eva) Kelly.

Fathers Day - Ireland

Remembering our Paternal Irish Ancestors

When: Thursday, 15 June, 2023

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. 

Image of a 1901 Census Record Listing Many Surnames

A beginner's guide to Irish surnames

When: Monday, 12 June, 2023

Whether your search for that elusive last name is north, south,  east or west, you may need to get intimate with Irish naming traditions in all their linguistic glory. The above image of a 1901 Census Return from Co.

Record your story

Ireland XO Insight - Reasons for recording your family history

When: Monday, 29 August, 2016

For many reasons it's important to write it down - don't wait for somebody else to do it!

23 United States Presidents with Irish Ancestry

Presidents of the United States of America with Irish Roots.

When: Tuesday, 11 April, 2023

Below, we've outlined a summary of each president's Irish ancestry. 

IrelandXO Insight - Transatlantic Crossings

Transatlantic crossings: Irish immigration via New York ports (1820 - 1955)

When: Thursday, 1 July, 2021

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the leaving of Ireland for North America was a difficult and emotional journey for all. From a rural existence that centred on family, farming and prayer, to live in a country that had embraced all the advances of the industrial revolution and was d

The Transplantation of the Seven Clans of Laois to Kerry

The Transplantation of the Seven Clans of Laois to Kerry

When: Thursday, 20 October, 2022

The Clans of Ireland