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Win a signed print by Jim Fitzpatrick

Trad for Trócaire are offering a signed print 'THE CHILDREN OF LIR - THE ENCHANTMENT' by Jim Fitzpatrick, an Irish artist famous for his celtic art and his iconic portrait of Che Guevara.

One of the three great 'Sorrowful Tales' of Irish storytelling, the Fate of the Children of Lir is probably the best-known of all our legends.

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Get tuned up for 'Trad for Trócaire' on St. Patrick's day

Across the country musicians are brushing off their bodhráns, fine-tuning their fiddles and polishing their uilleann pipes in the lead up to Trad for Trócaire which takes place this year from the 14th of March - 17th March 2015...just in time for St. Patrick’s day!

pancakesSeafood chowder with potato and spring onions
By Paul and Jeanne Rankin

The influence for this chowder comes from the San Francisco cioppino, so it’s almost like a fish stew. It is very easy, and if you prefer your soups chunky, don’t bother to purée it.

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Colosseum and the Sacré-Cœur to go Green for Global Greenings 2015
This year will see the Colosseum in Rome and the Sacré-Cœur Basilica in the fabled district of Montmartre going green for the first time thanks to the efforts of the Embassies of Ireland in Rome and Paris in securing the 'greening'. Other sites going green for the first time include the Ada Bridge in Belgrade, Serbia and the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.

Graham Norton surprises Michael Flately with some Irish dancing from the audience
Michael Flately joined fellow guests Julianne Moore, Bill Bailey and Cuba Gooding Jr. on The Graham Norton show recently and Norton decided to get the audience involved in some Irish dancing.

Stunning ballet interpretation of Hozier's 'Take me to the Church' by Sergei Polunin
Sergei Polunin, a Ukrainian ballter dancer, gives a dynamic ballet performance to the song 'Take me to the Church' by County Wicklow singer/songwriter Hozier. This amazing video, directed by David LaChapelle, has gone viral with over 6 million views already.

People of Dublin
This interesting video 'People of Dublin', directed by Tara Morgan, follows different people around the city talking about Dublin, the characters of Dublin and and some of their stories.

Irish Myths and Legends explained by Irish people
Do you know the stories of these Irish myths and legends? Well some Irish people attempt to give their interpretation of these legendary stories.

Irish Accents by Niall Tóibin
Niall Tóibin is an Irish actor and comedian and actor and has appeared in many well-known films including Ryan's Daughter, Far and Away, and Veronica Guerin. Here you can hear him give a sample of the varying regional accents around Ireland.

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Register your Irish Family name or Surname >>
or share information if your name is already listed
This family register is where people can find and share information about their family name or ancestors.

Some surnames added/requested this week:
Culkin, Pigeon, Donohoe, Herndon

Let us know if you've added a query or need your name added and we'll list it here. Email

Irish Citizenship by Descent
Did you know that if one of your grandparents was born in Ireland, you may be able to obtain Irish citizenship? The Republic of Ireland does grant citizenship to applicants who can prove their descent from a grandparent born in Ireland.

Making a Research Trip To Ireland
If you plan to visit Ireland, I would encourage you to consider making a genealogical odyssey part of your experience of this beautiful and historical island.

More expert Irish Genealogy Advice

Winner of the January-December 2014 FlyAway competition

Orla Dempsey, user orlasay has won the FlyAway competition for 2 round-trip flights to Ireland from select cities, sponsored by Aer Lingus.

Unfortunately, the FlyAway competition is closed for the moment while we look for a new sponsor.


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