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Celebrate International Women's Day with findmypast

To celebrate International Women’s Day, at 3pm GMT on Sunday 8th March, Findmypast will be hosting a webinar on searching for women in their historical records. As, historically, women’s names changed or were not recorded, finding female ancestors can be tricky. This webinar will help users trace maternal lines and …

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How much do Irish couples spend on their wedding?

How much do Irish couples spend on their wedding?

Romantic Irish couples are spending more on their wedding day than they have in previous years, according to a new survey. The survey from website mrs2be.ie also revealed other information about Irish weddings such as the most popular month, the least expensive county and the average spent on wedding dresses.

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Walt Disney’s Irish Roots

Niall Cullen, Findmypast The surname “Disney” doesn’t sound very Irish. It derives from the Normandy French name D’Isigny, which is probably why Walt Disney’s Irish family history can be easily overlooked. Records on Findmypast, including the exclusive Landed Estates Court Rentals 1850-1885 reveal a little more about cartoon mogul’s past. …

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Discovering Irish Patriots in prison records

Niall Cullen, Findmypast The Irish Prison Registers 1790-1924 on Findmypast are an excellent source for tracing your Irish family history and provide a wealth of information about the prisoner including their name, address, place of birth, occupation, religion, education, age and even physical descriptions. The records have also become a …

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Discover your 1798 Rebellion ancestors

Niall Cullen, Findmypast The 1798 Irish Rebellion is famous for being a key early revolt against British rule in Ireland and involved well-known figures like Theobald Wolfe Tone and Henry Joy McCracken. The rebellion lasted 5 months and affected most of the country with crucial battles fought locally in the …

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English media says Ireland can win the World Cup

Ireland World Cup hopes depend on Jonathan Sexton say English media

The Ireland rugby team put in a great effort on Sunday to beat England in their third match of this year’s 6 Nations tournament – making it three wins out of three. Ireland’s performance has earned them plenty of praise across the Irish Sea, with some sections of the English …

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