News from Ireland

Irish Migration from Derry to Canada

When: Monday, 6 December, 2021

Derry port possessed an ideal situation. She stood at the head of a virtually land-locked Lough Foyle, 24 miles long and only 2 miles wide at its head.

Derry
From Derry to Canada

Learn from the stars of Traditional Irish music

When: Wednesday, 10 November, 2021

The courses came about when a number of stars of the Irish music scene gathered in the cultural hub of County Clare in the west of Ireland recently and set about imparting their tremendous knowledge and skills in a series of video lessons.

Ireland XO
Alison  Irish Music online

IrelandXO Cook Club - Barmbrack

When: Saturday, 23 October, 2021

Photo: duchas.ie In 19th-century Ireland, Tea & Barmbrack was considered a "substantial breakfast", a "comfortable meal" and an "abundant repast" for any occasion.

Ireland XO
IrelandXO Cook Club - Barmbrack

Remembering our Irish Ancestors

When: Thursday, 21 October, 2021

Samhain, the 3-day Celtic Feast of the Dead, was celebrated in Ireland up until the 14th century when Rome decreed November 1st and 2nd as "holy days of obligation".

Ireland XO
Remembering our Irish Ancestors

Got an Irish Ancestor named Michael or Mick?

When: Wednesday, 29 September, 2021

Lá Fhéile Míchíl ~ St Michael's Day or Michaelmas is celebrated on the September 29th. Michaelmas was an important fair day in the Irish farming calendar, as well as in Ireland's administrative and legal calendar.

Ireland XO
Got an Irish Ancestor named Michael or Mick?

Chronicles Insight - Pioneering Irish Women in STEM

When: Tuesday, 31 August, 2021

Women in Ireland were not permitted to attend University until 1885, and even then they were highly restricted in what they could study, and even how much they could do on campus in terms of joining societies and even being on campus late into the evening.

Ireland XO
Chronicles Insight - Pioneering Irish Women in STEM