News from Ireland

County in Focus - Derry

When: Wednesday, 30 November, 2022

County Derry, also known as Londonderry or Doire in Irish and is one of the six counties in Northern Ireland. Derry is famous for its old intact city walls which surround the city and for the pretty Sperrin Mountains and Lough Neagh.

County in Focus - Derry

Chronicles Insight - Irish Soccer Legends

When: Friday, 25 November, 2022

There is a strong tradition of Irish players travelling to Great Britain to have highly successful careers in the world of professional soccer, but this is nothing new.

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Soccar Game - Ireland

Thanksgiving Celebrations

When: Wednesday, 23 November, 2022

Ireland Reaching Out Connections We've connected thousands of people on the IrelandXO platform via our;

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An Irish Thanksgiving Blessing

Irish Civil Records Online For Free

When: Tuesday, 15 November, 2022

Since 2016, the General Register Office has progressively given free access to over 15.5 million historic register records of births, marriages and death, ensuring that Ireland continues to lead the way in making genealogical information available to the public. The FREE Irish Genealogy

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IrelandXO Insight - Irish Civil Records Online

Best Irish Family Tree Makers

When: Monday, 14 November, 2022

Talk to anyone who has spent some time researching their Irish ancestry, and they'll all tell you "it grows legs." Despite all our best efforts to keep things simple, Irish genealogy research is a bit... a lot... like our confusing signposts and winding boreens – a fun journey,

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Best Irish Family Tree Maker

Ireland and World War 1

When: Friday, 11 November, 2022

Beginning on the 28th of July 1914 World War 1  or the Great War as it's often referred led to the fall of four great imperial dynasties resulting in the destabilization of Europe and a revolution in Russia.

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World War 1 - Recruitment Poster - Ireland

Irish Reconnection Highlights 2022

When: Wednesday, 2 November, 2022

Finding out where in Ireland you come from is not the end of the story but rather the beginning of a new relationship with the town/village your ancestors once lived in.

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Ireland Reaching Out - Meet and Greet Programme

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