Four New Irish Genealogy Online Workshops

Ancestor Network, Ireland’s most trusted genealogy research, advisory and publishing firm, is offering online workshops by authoritative speakers in June and July 2021. With the Covid virus situation thankfully drawing to a close, are you planning on visiting Ireland in 2021 to find out more about your Irish ancestors and to perhaps meet living relatives? … Read more

“Straight pride” posters spark anger amongst Irish LGBT communities

Several homophobic “straight pride” posters were recently placed throughout Waterford City, sparking outrage among the local LGBT community.  Images of the posters first circulated on social media at the beginning of the week and feature an image of a heterosexual couple alongside a “straight pride” caption, which claims that “it’s natural, it’s worked for thousands … Read more

Widows of 3 Irish-American firefighters honor their husbands on 20th anniversary

The widows of three Irish-American firefighters who tragically died in a five-alarm fire in Queens in 2001 have gathered to mark the 20th anniversary of their deaths.  Lieutenant John Downing, Firefighter Brian Fahey, and Firefighter Harry Ford perished in the blaze at a hardware store in Astoria, Queens, on June 17, 2001.  Known as the … Read more

Irish reveal their favorite staycation locations for 2021

According to a new survey, many Irish people will avoid leaving home this summer even when international travel restrictions are lifted next month. While people plan staycations for another year, a new Lottoland survey has revealed how the Irish compare their local tourist spots with their favorite destinations abroad. For Irish travelers who prefer vacationing … Read more