Ellis Island, Linking America and Ireland
May31

Ellis Island, Linking America and Ireland

If you’re Irish-American, you should know about Annie Moore. She’s the Irish teenager who came through Ellis Island when it opened in 1892, the very first person to be registered at the new immigration station. According to www.ellisisland.org, Annie was just fifteen when she came to New York from Queenstown (now Cobh) in County Cork with her two younger brothers, Anthony and Phillip. In fact, the day she arrived happened...

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Tell the Story of Irish America with the Little Museum of Dublin
Mar22

Tell the Story of Irish America with the Little Museum of Dublin

The Little Museum of Dublin plans to explore the Irish American experience through a new exhibit called “The Huddled Masses.” The Ireland-based museum is looking to Ireland’s far flung sons and daughters to help tell the story of the unique relationship between Ireland and North America. Your family history can be a part of the exhibit through artifacts, letters, photographs, newspaper clippings, books, clothes, and...

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Finding Your Namesake Pub in Ireland
Sep03

Finding Your Namesake Pub in Ireland

Sometimes it happens by accident, sometimes itineraries are built around it… for many, finding a pub or castle or town with their family name on it offers a very fun photo op. Look how much fun the Smyth’s are having in Dublin in front of the pub that shares their name. Have you found your namesake in Ireland? Let us know. Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite...

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#121 Our Certificate of Irish Heritage Interview – AUDIO
Dec21

#121 Our Certificate of Irish Heritage Interview – AUDIO

Episode Guide – Podcast #121 The Certificate of Irish Heritage Karl Elliston answers all our questions about the new Certificate of Irish Heritage. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. Our Podcasts are availble on iTunes – here’s our link for Techies Show Notes http://www.heritagecertificate.ie/ 00:00 Intro 00:20 Intro: The Devil’s Bit by Theresa Larkin & Noel McQuaid 00:40 Giveaways Michele Erdvig Ireland...

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Ireland Unveils the Certificate of Irish Heritage
Dec11

Ireland Unveils the Certificate of Irish Heritage

Ireland has launched it’s Certificate of Irish Heritage in an effort to engage with individuals of Irish descent and honor their ancestors. The online application is open to persons who were not born on the island of Ireland who provide supporting documentation connecting them to one or more Irish ancestors. The process is easy to use provided you have a digital copy of your ancestor’s birth certificate, death certificate,...

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Returning to Ireland
Sep19

Returning to Ireland

Submitted by Deirdre McNamee Following a recent visit to Ireland I felt compelled to tell the story of my father who, like many men and women in the early 1950’s, left Ireland for British shores for what he perceived as a better life. On arriving in England he made his way to Sheffield where some former school friends and a cousin were already residing. They helped him find accommodation and, most importantly, work. A few years later...

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