Category Archives: Irish Genealogy

Ireland’s Ancient East to be launched as follow up to the Wild Atlantic Way

Tweet Following on from the success of the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland, Tourism Minister Paschal Donohoe has unveiled Fáilte Ireland’s latest tourism initiative: a campaign called “Ireland’s Ancient East” which aims to attract people taking a trip to Ireland to … Continue reading

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How many Dublin’s are there in the United States?

To many living in Ireland there is only one Dublin but, in the US, Dublin can refer to not only one, two or three locations but as many as nine. We delve a little deeper into how they got their names. Continue reading

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New Irish festival in Boston to start in September

Tweet A major new festival aimed at boosting Irish tourism and Ireland vacations will be taking place in the historic city of Boston starting in September.The three-day event, entitled iFest, will take place at the Seaport World Trade Center starting on the 26th … Continue reading

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World set to go green once more for St Patrick’s Day

Operation Global Greening sees many of the worlds most noted landmarks and buildings temporarily glow literally green, with an emerald green light on St. Patrick’s Day. Continue reading

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John B Keane’s famous play “Sive” returns to the Abbey Theatre

One of Ireland’s most beloved writers John B Keane’s play “Sive” is currently playing at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre (12th February – 12th April) over half a century after the theatre initially rejected it. Continue reading

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Michelle Obama to trace the Obamas’ Irish Ancestry while in Dublin

Tweet While President Obama attends the G8 Summit in Fermanagh, Michelle Obama and her two daughters will spend time in Dublin today and tomorrow where included in their schedule, is a trip to Trinity College where she will explore the … Continue reading

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Tracing your family history in Ireland

Tweet Are you hoping to trace your Irish family history while on your Ireland vacation? The Wicklow Family History Centre is the perfect place to research your family history.  It was established in 1987 where staff has computerised County Wicklow’s … Continue reading

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Tom Cruise’s Irish Roots Explored ahead of his Ireland Visit

Tweet Hollywood Superstar Tom Cruise will arrive in Ireland tomorrow for a brief stopover to promote his new film, Oblivion. Due to arrive in Dublin on Wednesday morning, Cruise will record an interview for RTE’s “Late Late Show” before he … Continue reading

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Morpeth Roll Reveals Distant Link To Prince William

Tweet A distant link to the present members of the British royal family is among the 160,000 signatures found in the Morpeth Roll one of Ireland’s most fascinating artefacts. Made in 1841 as a tribute to a popular chief secretary, … Continue reading

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The O’ Breen Surname History

Tweet The O’ Breen surname is the Anglicized form of the Gaelic-Irish name “O’Braion”, descendant of “Braon” and dates from the 11th century.  To this day it is a widely distributed name throughout Ireland. It can be translated by name … Continue reading

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