This Irish Genealogy site offers the Irish descendant (from New York, Canada, UK, Australia...) the chance to trace their Irish family tree and search for their surname origins and the records of their Irish ancestor's birth, marriage or death.
The Kings of
The tiny, Caribbean island of Redonda is situated some fifteen miles
from Montserrat. It had never been regarded as important enough
to be claimed by any state. In 1865 the sovereignty of Redonda was
claimed by Matthew Dowdy Shiel, an Irish trader living on Montserrat.
of the Canaries The thousands of Irish who visit the Canary Islands every year
on holiday may be so intent on sun, sand and sangria that they will
probably overlook a most interesting aspect of the islands history
their links with Ireland. more...
The Vikings had a bad press in Ireland because they were seen as
invaders and destroyers of our monasteries and priests. In more
recent times historians have tended to concede that they were not
always the bad guys. more...
Ireland's Longest Serving Political Dynasty
At least five well-known Irish political families, namely the Dillons,
the Esmondes, the Redmonds, the Sullivans and the Sweetmans made
the successful transition from the old Irish Parliamentary party
which sat at Westminster to those elected after 1918 who took their
seats in Dáil Éireann.
Day in Vienna, 1766
Without a party to attend, March 17 can be a lonesome occasion for
Irish exiles far from home. To ensure that did not happen, the Spanish
Ambassador to the Court of Vienna invited residents of Irish descent
to a grand entertainment on the feast day of St Patrick in 1766.
to Irish Pioneers in Texas
Under a burning Texas sun, before a gathering of several thousand
people, a memorial to the Wexford emigrants who took part in the
colonisation of southern Texas in 1834, was unveiled with fitting
ceremony in Refugio on St Patrick's Day 1995.
At Saratoga, in New York's Hudson River valley, rebellious Americans
dealt a humiliating defeat to the British Army in October 1777.
The American hero was Timothy Murphy, the sharp shooting son of
Irish immigrants who picked off two key British officers during
the battle. more...
Titles in the Republic
First of all, the Constitution of the Republic forbids the grant
of any title of nobility. Period. It also requires any Irish citizen
who receives a title of nobility or knighthood from any foreign
state to apply for permission to accept/use it.
T. E. Lawrence's
I have the fancy, if money ever comes my way, to buy some square
yards of Ireland for myself and dig myself in there.So wrote the
legendary Lawrence of Arabia in 1927, after discussing his father's
ancestral home South Hill, near Killua, County Westmeath.
Day in Peru
As Irish emigrants have scattered across the globe, St Patrick has
been honoured in unexpected ways and places. But a Peruvian celebration
of 1824 was unique. Indeed, it is doubtful that Ireland's patron
saint was feted before or since in the Andean mountain village of
Emigrants' letters, which are held in various educational institutes,
archives and libraries throughout Ireland, provide us with an insight
into the lives of Irish emigrants in their country of adoption.
-The Irishmen who died for Mexico
An Irish Batallion unique in military history. Anyone who is Irish
or of Irish descent and who has lived or travelled in Mexico will
no doubt be familiar with one of the best kept secrets in the colourful
world of Irish emigrants. more...
from the Beara Peninsula
The following history of his family, written in the USA by Daniel
E. Harrington over a three years period from 1930 to 1933, gives
an insight into the sad times and terrible hardships of emigrants
in the nineteenth century.
Casey and the
one-eyed deer (Argentina)
Soon after its independence, Argentina became a paradise for immigrant
families from different parts of the world, including Ireland. These
families, with hard work, could establish themselves as merchants
or farmers in the new country and most of them amassed large fortunes.