All Blog Posts Tagged 'Heritage' (18)

'Would You Ever Think of Coming Home?'

I am surely not the first Irish emigrant to have heard these words from their heartbroken mother. Guilt at the impact of my decision to leave Ireland and grief at the loss of my beloved mother are central themes in my poetry collection…


Added by Anne Casey on July 25, 2017 at 4:00am — 6 Comments

Introducing: The Irish Workshop

Hello everyone! 

Please allow us to introduce ourselves: we are The Irish Workshop, an online marketplace for authentic Irish gifts made by craftspeople and artists from all over Ireland. …


Added by The Irish Workshop on July 14, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Wild West of Ireland

Why in the world would I want to go to Ireland? There are so many reasons why I can barely focus to write a coherent response.

Ireland has always been a place of great intrigue to me for as long as I can remember. I was born with red hair. No one else in my classes in elementary school had red hair. I felt like a pariah. I didn't fit in at school, and even though my father had red hair as well, I didn't fit in there either.

For most of the people in my small class, matters of…


Added by Jackie Gutschenritter on May 28, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Finding Traces of My Irish Heritage with Wild West Irish Tours

Ken and Antonette Kaufman came on a Wild West Irish Tours special "Emigrant Trail Ancestry Tour" to find his family roots. Here is his story:

As long as I can remember, I have had a desire…


Added by Wild West Irish Tours on November 6, 2014 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

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Researching Your Irish Family History: Census Search Forms

Those of us who are involved in long term genealogical research note that ages recorded on census returns and, indeed, on death records are frequently found to be quite inaccurate. There may be many reasons for such inaccuracies, not least because some individuals may not have known…


Added by Helen Kelly Genealogy on September 5, 2014 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

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Searching for Your Irish Ancestors, Part 4 – Records for Other Religious Denominations

This is part four in a series of articles on "Searching for Your Irish Ancestors" written by Ireland-based professional genealogist Nicola Morris of Timeline Genealogy. You can find the other installments of this series…


Added by Timeline Genealogy on August 19, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

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Census Substitutes in Irish Genealogical Research

The scarcity of 19th century census returns for Ireland means that we genealogists place a huge emphasis on census substitutes. What is a census substitute ? My colleague, John Grenham explains it very well when he states, "Almost any document which records more than a single name can…


Added by Helen Kelly Genealogy on August 6, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

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Carlow County Museum - A Snapshot of Ireland's Heritage & History

From ancient archeological treasures and industrial history to notable personalities, transportation and sporting memorabilia; Carlow County Museum is a treasure trove for the history buff, genealogical researcher and tourist alike. Read…


Added by Celtic Tours World Vacations on July 7, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

'The Real McCoy'

In our genealogy classes, we often investigate the origin of the surname.  In one case, this led to an interesting historical fact about the phrase “The Real McCoy.”

McCoy: “A common surname of Scottish origin in…


Added by Dee Notaro on June 15, 2014 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

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Griffith's 'Primary Valuation of Tenements'

The mention of Irish land and property records causes many people to switch off and say that their people never owned property in Ireland. Indeed, it is true to say that very few people in 18th and 19th century Ireland owned their own property!

However, a wonderful…


Added by Helen Kelly Genealogy on June 3, 2014 at 3:30am — 3 Comments

The Wild Geese’s Latest Initiative: Relentlessly Uncovering Our Irish Ancestry

We in The Wild Geese social network, now 13 months old, are experiencing a swell of interest and passion in exploring Irish ancestry among our growing membership. No surprise, considering that we as a community have already produced thousands of pages of content -- articles,…


Added by The Wild Geese on April 21, 2014 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Introducing The Wild Geese Irish Ancestry Group

We are pleased to announce the debut of the latest members' group here in The Wild Geese community.  The "Irish Ancestry" group is open to all members of The Wild Geese, and will become the hub for all things relating to ancestry and genealogical research.  Within this…


Added by The Wild Geese on February 28, 2014 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

The Irish Store: Our Story

The Inspiration

Without doubt, it was my grandmother who first inspired me to set up shop. Her name was Kitty O Shea (not the Kitty O Shea I hasten to add but just as memorable!) and she was born in Macroom, County Cork in 1900. The…


Added by The Irish Store on February 5, 2014 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Certifiably Irish: A Community Chat with Kay Woods from The Certificate of Irish Heritage

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.  The focus for the discussion was The Certificate of Irish Heritage.  We were joined by…


Added by The Wild Geese on December 12, 2013 at 11:23am — 4 Comments

Certificates of Irish Heritage Heading to 3 Lucky Wild Geese Members

Congratulations to the winners of the three gift vouchers each redeemable for a Certificate of Irish Heritage:



Added by The Wild Geese on December 11, 2013 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

The Sweet Taste of an Ancient Celtic Festival

Beltane (“Bealtaine” in Irish) is a festival with ancient origins traditionally celebrated on May 1st, a spring time festival of optimism.  Most commonly it is held on the first day of May, or about halfway…


Added by The Wild Geese on April 29, 2013 at 3:00am — 5 Comments

97 Years After The Rising, The Ascent of Irish America

By Gerry Regan / The Wild Geese

Mineola, N.Y. -- Fifty years after JFK’s visit to Ireland and his…


Added by The Wild Geese on April 1, 2013 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

'Celebrating 250 Years' Brings Parade to Life



Added by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2013 at 10:57pm — No Comments

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