News from Ireland

IrelandXO Cook Club - Irish Soul Food

When: Saturday, 1 October, 2022

Irish Soda Bread Soda bread – the staple of the people in rural Ireland especially (where yeast was hard to come by) is still a top favourite on this island today. 

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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

Ireland XO Insight - Archaeological and Built Heritage

When: Friday, 30 September, 2022

A drive through any county in Ireland will instantly bring you into contact with our Architectural and Built heritage – from stone castles and ancient burial sites to magnificent houses and cathedrals.  Exploring these buildings is an exciting way to discover more about our Island and its varied

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Ireland XO Insight - Archaeological and Built Heritage

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