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Having Irish ancestry means different things to different people: what does it mean to you?

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Welcome to the “What does it mean to be Irish?” message board. Know any stereotypes back in the 13th century? Have the Irish ch...

23 August 2011 16:38
by findmypast Ireland

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Irish = ???

This is something I thought about a lot while travelling. I think we have a good reputation as a people, but do we deserve it? ...

16 June 2016 03:58
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Irish rugby team with Viking ancestry?

Ireland have recently beaten the no.2 favourites Australia in the rugby World Cup tournament and are looking good (fingers cros...

14 May 2016 03:29
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Placing the Great Famine in your family history

I have just finished reading 'The graves are walking' by John Kelly, which is an amazingly detailed description of the t...

03 January 2017 22:06
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Being irish

I have not yet had the opportunity to see ireland, but on being Irish it just makes me smile, my Mom was 100% Irish and she felt...

14 May 2016 03:51
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An Irish Christmas

We're blogging about Christmas in Ireland today. Do you have memories of an Irish Christmas, or do you practice Irish Chris...

08 January 2018 16:41
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James and Mary Dwyer

Any help in finding information on James Dwyer born abt 1780 in Tipperary married to Mary Whymus. Surname could have been spelt...

21 March 2012 10:55
by findmypast Ireland

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Power family from kilmacthomas

Can anyone help me. I have found my ancestors going back too the 1901 cencus. How can. I research further back. Looking for pare...

31 December 2013 17:48
by Shane

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Irish directories

How can I find out which directories are on this site ?

26 July 2014 05:46
by Valerie

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The Famine and Soup kitchens in Barony of Coolavin

I understand G.A. Holmes built a presbyterian colony in Coolavin in the time of the Famine. He opened a Soup Kitchen and distr...

06 July 2017 00:37
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Back to my roots !

Hi I was born in Northern Ireland in 1961 left there when I was 10years old and have been back many times for family reunions ...

20 December 2015 23:05
by gail

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John and Anastasia OSullivan

Hello everyone new here and looking for any information. John OSullivan he married Anastasia Vaughn. 1920s Limerick area.

05 July 2017 01:15
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