The NLI has just published its Annual report for 2014. .
A good explanation of Cellini
VIDEO: Why hundreds of babies were buried in a West Clare ring fort
The Irish Examiner’s Colm O’Connor discovers why hundreds of children were buried in an ancient ring fort in West Clare.
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Irish Roots: Were there Irish slaves in Barbados?
Irish Roots: Were there Irish slaves in Barbados? John Grenham Topics: Culture Heritage Irish Roots Jill Sheppard Barbados More Topics Mon, Sep 7, 2015, 00:00 First published: Mon, Sep 7, 2015, 00:00 I recently had my knuckles rapped for a...
The Yes Woman: Irish family trees are particularly hard to climb
It seems that my paternal great-grandmother was a fearsome lady. I like her immediately
Free Lunchtime talks in the National Library of Ireland
Taphophile: someone with a passion for and enjoyment of cemeteries. Taphophilia involves epitaphs, photography, brass rubbing, art, and history of deaths.
A Taphophile describes someone who travels to visit cemeteries for the enjoyment of looking at old and unusual stones. Taphophiles are usually more interested in the historical aspects of cemeteries or graves than they are in the people who are buried within.
The following lunchtime talks will take place in the NLI in September:
• Tuesday, 1 September: David Edwards - 'The Tudor Conquest of Ireland: untold stories'
• Thursday, 3 September: Padraig Lenihan - 'The Irish in European warfare 17th C; military origins of diaspora'
• Tuesday, 8 September: Ray Gillespie - 'The house of Bunion Hill: an Irish census project'
• Thursday, 10 September: Séamus Ó'Maitiú - 'Getting Started in Local History'..
• Tuesday, 15 September: Jayne Shrimpton - 'Dating and Understanding Family Photographs'
• Thursday, 17 September: Charles Benson - 'Primrose Pretty-face in Galway. Children's literature and the spread of the English language in 19th C. Ireland'
• Tuesday, 22 September: Paul Rouse - 'Sport and the everyday in Ireland'
• Thursday, 24 September: Speaker TBC - 'Family history and its role in Irish culture'
All are welcome and booking is not required.
Mount Merrion Historical Society has just unveiled its new season of illustrated talks for 2015/16 and the topics are quite general. Rob Goodbodys talk in March would be good for anybody interested in Dublin maps.
Oct 1st Tourist's Tales of Old Rathdown - how outsiders viewed us in pre-famine times - Liam Clare
Nov 5th Dublin Tramways - John Kelleher
Dec 3rd Victorian Dublin - Michael Barry
Jan 7th Road to the Rising - the parts played by the arms landings from the Asgard and the Kelpie - Pat Murphy
Feb 4th Robert Tressel, Dubliner - author of The Ragged Trousered Philantropist - Bryan McMahon
Mar 3rd Irish Historic Towns Atlas - Dublin 1756-1847 - Rob Goodbody
Apr 7th 1000 years of Irish Coinage - Edward Colgan
May 5th The Martello Towers of Dublin - Rob Goodbody
Church of Ireland Preachers books sometimes contain more information that the actual entry in a register. worth a look if an entry look dodgy. The RCB Library have a digitized example as their archive of the month.
Church of Ireland - A Member of the Anglican Communion
The Official Home Pages of the Church of Ireland, part of the World Wide Anglican Communion.
IRELAND.ANGLICAN.ORG|BY CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD OF THE GENERAL SYNOD)
We head towards autumn, most children go back to school tomorrow. But let us look forward. For a start the Kilmacud Stillorgan historical society series of talks.
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August 31 at 11:07am
As part of the Expert workshops series, Hilary Tulloch IGRS, will be speaking on Irish family history and the records of the India office.
Charity event being run by Eneclan - donation to the Jack and Jull Foundation
This event on the 12th of September is a Gala event for “Up the Hill with Jack and Jill.”
Culture night is 18th of September but as of yesterday most of the walking tours are booked out.
CULTURE NIGHT 2015 | FRIDAY 18th SEPTEMBER
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August 31 at 11:01am
Annie Jane 1853 | Shipwreck of the Annie Jane passenger lists
A full list of the drowned and surviving passengers of the Annie Jane which was shipwrecked on 28th September 1853 on the island of Vatersay.
The researcher, Allan Murray, has compiled
a list of 307 casualties, among them whole
His list of survivors shows
passengers who originated from Armagh,
Kerry, Cork and Antrim, but those who
perished may well have come from other
He is looking to explore the lives of all the
passengers, whether they survived or not,
and needs help from other family historians.
“I’m inviting any family historian who has
anecdotal or other evidence of an ancestor
who survived or died in the tragedy to
contribute to the website. There were also a
number of passengers who refused to get
back on the ship after its first aborted
voyage; some travelled to Quebec on the
Sarah Sands and Jane Glassin; their stories
Archbishop Marsh's Library
What did Daniel O'Connell write from London in this letter to his wife in Dublin on the morning that the Emancipation Act passed in 1829? If we get more than 50 shares on this post, we'll show you (and even transcribe his hand-writing).
This is a letter that, to our knowledge, has never been used by scholars.