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Catholic parish registers in Ireland dating from the 1740s now available online
The National Library of Ireland have just launched the collection from their most ambitious digitisation programme to date. Over 390,000 digital images from the entire collection of Catholic parish register microfilms are now available online for free.

Cork Grandparents meet their 11-week old grandson in surprise homecoming
John O'Regan, a Cork expat living in Australia for the last ten years, surprised his parents when he arrived home with his fiancee Claire and their first child, Niall.

My genealogy website URL
by Robert Ward
Irish ancestral surnames: Ward, Keating and O'Brien.

Corrigan Benefit and Dance
by Richard Archer
Benefit dance and auction at the Irish Social Club on July 11 to benefit the Corrigan Family. Sean Corrigan had a fatal accident when he was inspecting a roof in February.

Fundraisers for Berkeley collapse survivors
A concert is being held for those affected by the Berkeley tragedy and GoFundMe campaigns have been set up. A terrible tragedy happened within the Irish community in San Francisco on the 16th June 2015 when a balcony collapsed resulting in the deaths of 5 young Irish students and 1 Irish-American student. It also left 7 Irish students with serious injuries, including some that are life-threatening.

Ireland 2016 Global & Diaspora Programme Launch
The Ireland 2016 Global and Diaspora Programme was launched this week by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Charlie Flanagan and the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ms Heather Humphreys.

The Irish-Born Signatories of the American Declaration of Independence
Fifty-six men signed the Declaration of July 4, 1776. Forty-eight were born in the American 'Colonies'. Of the eight foreign-born, three were born in Ireland. These men have been neglected in our history books.

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