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Check out our Member Map here, and plot your own location. It's a great tool both to gauge the diversity of our membership and to find members in areas of most interest, such as your ancestral homeland in Ireland or your hometown.

 

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Countdown to Christmas

Join us on August 1 for a LIVE Community Chat with a special focus on the biggest holiday of the year.Read More

Childers' Daring Delivery

Read about Erskine Childers' bold delivery of German arms into a Dublin port and other tidbits in 'This Week in the History of the Irish.' Read More

Find Your Irish Ancestors

Nicola Morris gives expert tips on using the Roman Catholic Parish registers in your genealogical research.Read More

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The Ros Tapestry

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Finding Your Ancestors in the Roman Catholic Parish Registers

Posted by Timeline Genealogy on July 23, 2014 at 8:30am 2 Comments

If your ancestor was born in Ireland prior to 1864, when compulsory civil registration of births, deaths and marriages was introduced, the only source for birth and marriage records are parish registers.

The majority…

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Coming August 1: 'Countdown to Christmas'

Posted by The Wild Geese on July 22, 2014 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Can you wait? We can’t, so we’re celebrating the holiday a bit early this year with a Wild Geese LIVE Community Chat highlighting the…

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'Dysphasia,' 'Rory O'Shea': Irish Films With Heart, Hard Heads

Posted by Gerry Regan on July 21, 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Long Island City, N.Y. – How we try, and often fail to communicate, and how we ultimately and triumphantly can bridge that chasm came across as the focus of two extraordinary and allegorical films that screened Saturday night in Queens at New York Irish Center's…

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Trim Castle, County Meath

Posted by Celtic Tours World Vacations on July 21, 2014 at 7:00am 0 Comments

Trim Castle
Trim, Co Meath,…
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Are You an Irish 'Hostler'?

Posted by Dee Notaro on July 19, 2014 at 7:00am 0 Comments

If your great grandfather listed his occupation as a hostler – what did he do?

The word is spelled "hostler" in American English, but "ostler" in British English. It traces to c.1386,…

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Keeping Faith With the Benedictines of Kylemore

Posted by Mary Reed on July 18, 2014 at 5:00pm 1 Comment

Sometimes you go in circles with a career before it feels right. I had owned an ad agency for eleven years before changing careers in 2001 and going into fundraising. I can now say that I feel like I…

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Ever Irrepressible Mims Murphy

Posted by Bit Devine on July 16, 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Mary Eileen "Mims" Murphy Walsh was born in County Longford in 1881. She was college educated and worked in Dublin. She married Patrick "Paddy" Walsh on July 29, 1913. They…

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