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There was more to the Guinness Family than just Arthur!

There was more to the Guinness Family than just Arthur!

Niall Cullen, Findmypast Guinness is a name that is as associated with Ireland as Murphy, O’Connell or Kelly. Therefore, it’s unsurprising that Guinnesses can be found throughout the records on Findmypast. However, not only do entries in the records relate to the famous brewing family but the lesser known branches …

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Historic manuscript returns to Dublin after 400 years

A historic manuscript from the 14th century has been acquired by Trinity College Dublin and has now been returned to Ireland. The medieval text was produced at St Mary’s Abbey in Dublin and contains a vast array of historical records from Ireland prior to the 14th century. St Mary’s Abbey …

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Irish orphans ‘painted black for entertainment’

Irish orphans painted black for entertainment

Irish orphans who were shipped to Australia in the 1950s were often painted black for the amusement of other passengers. An inquiry into the historic institutional abuse in Northern Ireland has heard that children were transported to care homes in Australia without their consent. They often suffered abuse in both …

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