Croghan Kinsella

Counties

photo credit: Philip Casey some rights reserved. Counties of Ireland The Republic of Ireland is divided into 26 (traditional) counties. Administrative Divisions of Countries (Statoids) Irish Counties an interesting site devised by St Cronan’s School giving the Irish counties, and also their names and meaning in Irish Freisk!-Ireland – All the Irish Counties in photos […]

The Wishing Hand, by Linda Brunker, fronting the Department of Education and Science, Dublin

Education

photo credit: Philip Casey some rights reserved. Adult and Community EducationAONTAS is the National Adult Learning Organisation, a voluntary membership organisation. It exists to promote the development of a learning society through the provision of a quality and comprehensive system of adult learning and education which is accessible to and inclusive to all. – Adult […]

The Wishing Hand, by Linda Brunker, fronting the Department of Education and Science, Dublin

Education 2

photo credit: Philip Casey some rights reserved. Trinity College, Dublin Trinity College’s history can be divided into four epochs – a century or so during which the foundations were laid, a period of colourful expansion extending over the eighteenth century, a consolidation and advancement in the nineteenth century, and a century of strenuous adaptation to […]

Ruins of Kilmanman Church and graveyard

Genealogy

photo credit: Philip Casey some rights reserved. Leitrim Roscommon Genealogy Website contains much more than the title suggests, including Leitrim-Roscommon Townland Database, Griffith’s, 1890 Surname Distribution in Ireland, 1901 census material (see below) etc. –Leitrim-Roscommon Genealogy Web Site 1901 Census returns The 1901 census file now has almost 300,000 individuals for seven different counties: Galway, […]

Ruins of Kilmanman Church and graveyard

Genealogy 2

photo credit: Philip Casey some rights reserved. Irish Passenger Lists A comprenshive list of ships with their passenger lists from Ireland and Britain to the United States. Search by Ship, Year. Origin, and Destination. The Irish Times Irish Ancestors Meanings of Irish Placenames Many of the place names in Ireland are anglicised versions of the […]

Industry & Commerce

photo credit: Tony Brady some rights reserved. The Convention Centre Dublin The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) is Ireland’s new world class purpose-built international conference and event venue, which can host events for up to 8,000 people. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Irish-born architect Kevin Roche, the CCD has quickly become a landmark building. Its design […]

Industry & Commerce 2

photo credit: Tony Brady some rights reserved. History of the Irish Financial Services CentreDublin’s IFSC, which was set up by the Irish Government with EU approval in 1987, is globally recognised as a leading location for a range of internationally traded financial services, including banking, asset financing, fund management, corporate treasury management, investment management, custody […]

Election Results

Media

photo credit: Cian Ginty some rights reserved. Beo Iris mhíosúil é Beo! a fhoilsítear ar an Idirlíon ó mhí Bealtaine 2001. Beo! is a monthly magazine in Irish published on the Web since May 2001. – Beo Digital Media Centre The Digital Media Centre (DMC) is a multidisciplinary group which focuses on research and commercial […]

Annie Moore and her brothers

Migration

photo credit: Nicola Corboy some rights reserved. The Refugee Information Service The Refugee Information Service (RIS) exists to counter social exclusion through the provision of a specialist information, advice, advocacy and referral service for asylum seekers and refugees.The RIS works to promote a society where people seeking the protection of Ireland are welcomed and safe, […]

Annie Moore and her brothers

Migration 2

photo credit: Nicola Corboy some rights reserved. The Virtual Jewish History Tour Ireland Jews have lived in Ireland for centuries. The earliest reference is in the Annals of Innisfallen, a chronicle of medieval Irish history, in the year 1079, that states, ‘five Jews came from over the sea with gifts to Tairdelbach [king of Munster] […]

Recreation & Sport

photo credit: Noirin Shirley some rights reserved. History of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) * 1. Michael Cusack and the promotion of Irish games. * 2. The Foundation of the Gaelic Athletic Association. * 3. Controversy with the Irish Amateur Athletic Union. * 4. The Expansion of the GAA. * 5. The GAA’s first Annual […]

Recreation & Sport 2

photo credit: Noirin Shirley some rights reserved. Women’s Gaelic Football Organisations were on the look out for novel ideas to raise finance. Ladies’ Football fell into this category. In little pockets around the country such as Clonmel and Ballycommon, in Offaly, games were organized. It was the Ireland of the traditional cross-roads, young people looking […]

Brigid's cross, Brighid's cross, or Brigit's cross

Religions

photo credit: Amanda Slater some rights reserved. St Brigid’s Cross Brigid’s cross, Brighid’s cross, or Brigit’s cross, often with the “Saint” prefix, or (in the Irish language) Cros Bríde, Crosóg Bríde or Bogha Bríde, though not recorded before the seventeenth century, is an Irish symbol. Though a Christian symbol, it possibly derives from the pagan […]

Brigid's cross, Brighid's cross, or Brigit's cross

Religions 2

Life of St Senan, Patron of West Clare This account of the life of St. Senan, Bishop and Abbot of Iniscathaigh (now mis-named ‘Scattery Island’), is a redaction of ancient manuscripts which were used by the Franciscan hagiographer, Fr. John Colgan in his great work Acta Sanctorum Hiberniae. – Clare Library The Coming of Christianity […]

Brigid's cross, Brighid's cross, or Brigit's cross

Religions 3

photo credit: Amanda Slater some rights reserved. The Celtic Cross The Celtic Rite The Columbans The Gleann Community The Irish Theological Association Islam in IrelandThe first Islamic Society in Ireland was established in 1959. It was formed by students studying in Ireland and was called the Dublin Islamic Society (later called the Islamic Foundation of […]