Wednesday, 18 October 2017

IRELAND GENEALOGY PROJECT ARCHIVES.. 100,000 GRAVESTONE IMAGES NOT ENOUGH...








CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? 


Not satisfied with 100,000 gravestone images, 
IGP volunteers worked tirelessly onwards 
and have now surpassed

120,000 gravestone images!!! 

CONGRATULATIONS
to all involved
and
THANK YOU

 you are giving a great gift to genealogists,
family historians and those who always
wondered where their grandparents and great grandparents rest.

 Latest List..

ARMAGH Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Ballymacnab Old Graveyard- McKee & McParlan


DONEGAL Genealogy Archives - Headstones





DUBLIN Genealogy Archives - Headstones

Deansgrange Cemetery, St. Anne's Section, Pt. 6
Golden Bridge Cemetery, Part 2 (D-G)
Mount Jerome, Dublin - Part 178


LIMERICK Genealogy Archives - Headstones



TYRONE Genealogy Archives - Headstones

Urney Cemetery, Parts - Completed


WATERFORD Genealogy Archives - Headstones



WICKLOW Genealogy Archives - Headstones




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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

GLOBAL IRISH NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2017



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Minister for the Diaspora Ciarán Cannon, T.D.
Welcome to the October Global Irish Newsletter. 

The last few months have a busy period and I have been fortunate to have visited Irish communities in America and Britain. I also have a full schedule of events ahead and it is my goal to meet more Irish communities no matter where they are in the world.

I and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade have also been busy responding to input received from Irish organisations and from the second Global Irish Civic Forum. As such, over the last few weeks, I was pleased to be able to launch the first Diaspora Directory and at the same time approve funding for a record number of applications for the Emigrant Support Programme. There is still much to do in the months ahead and to keep up to date on this work follow us on Twitter or visit the Global Irish Hub. 

Is mise le meas,
Ciarán Cannon
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Global Irish News and Events


Launch of the Global Irish Diaspora Directory
Following on from commitments at the second Global Irish Civic Forum, Irish Abroad Unit have launched the first edition of the Global Irish Diaspora Directory.

In total there are over 360 organisations listed in this Directory, comprising all organisations that have been funded in the last five years by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Emigrant Support Programme. In addition, any organisation that was represented at the 2015 and 2017 Global Irish Civic Forums is also included in the Directory.
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Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad
The annual Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad will take place next month in Áras an Uachtaráin

President Michael D. Higgins will present the Awards in what has become a showcase event of the year where outstanding members of the Irish diaspora are recognised and celebrated. 

There are ten recipients this year representing Irish communities around the world and representing different award categories
FULL ARTICLE ›
Online Passport Renewals for the Irish Abroad
For this first time online passport renewal is accessible no matter where you are in the world – all you need is a connection to the internet. This means Irish diaspora who live around the globe can now expect the same passport service as Irish citizens living in the State.

If you are an Irish citizen (over 18), living outside of Ireland and have held an Irish passport you can apply online for a renewal for a Passport Book or Passport Card. This process is fast and secure and can be completed on a mobile device or desktop.
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SFI St Patrick's Day Medal
The annual Science Foundation Ireland St Patrick's Day Science Medal competition is now open for nominations.

This medal is a national recognition of the achievements of individuals who are of Irish citizenship, descent or those who have a strong and enduring connection to Ireland. The medal is traditionally awarded by the Taoiseach in Washington D.C. as part of the official St. Patrick's Day programme in March. 

The deadline for submissions is October 20th 2017.
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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

6th BLOGIVERSARY!





I wonder how many of you have been with me for all these years, covering over one thousand posts and now, well over 500,000 views, which was reached on September 12, 2017.. In fact at time of writing this is now 506, 151..an extra 6,000+  in just on three weeks.

My aim for this blog has been to cover all things Irish, including the news from Clare Roots Society, which I've been part of since it's inception.

This blog consists of 12 pages.. have you explored all of them? 

There are literally thousands of transcribed BDMs, many generously donated by volunteers.. the same of newspaper clippings, covering BDMs as well as snippets of interest, including a laugh or two... once again, many of these have been donated by generous volunteers... You'll find Obituaries, Biographies, news about gatherings, reunions, meetings.. You can find great stories from the inane to the inspirational...

 The top 5 most popular posts at present are...






Top 5 pages... in no particular order..







You can search the entire blog, or at least those items that have been transcribed and typed, though not .jpgs, by using the search bar at the bottom of the page.

Contributions are gladly accepted ... such as notices re forthcoming events, transcriptions, family reunions, etc. so long as they have an Irish connection. 

If you have photos of gravestones that link back to Ireland, I am happy to post them on another of my blogs, Irish Graves... theywho sleep in foreign lands. 

The left hand column lists all my blogs, as well as links to a number of helpful sites...you can find my email address in About Me. 

Thank you all for your support.. let's wander through Irish history and see what else we can discover.



Muckross Abbey
(courtesy of Pixabay)