News from Ireland

Old Irish (Gaelic) boy names and their meaning

When: Tuesday, 1 November, 2022

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. 

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Old Irish boys' names & aliases

IrelandXO Film Club: Award-Winning Irish Movies

When: Tuesday, 1 November, 2022

Award-Winning Irish Movies  Here's our selection of Irish movies that brought Ireland to international attention, with an honourable mention to the Irish county in which they were set or filmed...

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FilmClub AWARDS

Ten Facts about Irish Gravestones

When: Tuesday, 1 November, 2022

An ancestor's headstone holds the promise of uncovering clues that might take us back further.  Headstone inscriptions can help us fill in gaps in our family histories – a date, a maiden name, it's all genealogy gold.

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Ten Facts about Irish Gravestones

Old Irish (Gaelic) Girl Names & Nicknames

When: Tuesday, 1 November, 2022

Introduction When Christianity was introduced to Ireland, some old Gaelic names became more popular because they sounded similar to saints' names e.g. Treasa > Teresa | Máiréad > Margaret | Áine > Anna.

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Old Irish Names for Girls & their aliases

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