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Shep the Drone – farmer herds sheep by remote control

Could the loveable sheepdog soon be the latest victims of advancing technology? A video from a Co Carlow farmer has shown his sheep being herded from one field to another through a narrow gate, but with no dog in sight. That is because the job was being done by a …

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Trace your Irish family all the way back to 1595!

Niall Cullen, Findmypast Two exciting new Irish family history resources have just been made available on Findmypast. These fascinating new collections are a fantastic addition to the largest collection of Irish family history records anywhere online and include indexes of your ancestors’ wills and marriages, right back into the 16th …

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5 books for tracing your Irish ancestors

Niall Cullen, Findmypast Discovering your Irish family history has been made more accessible and affordable than ever over the past decade, with millions of Irish records now available online. However, if you are a traditionalist who still likes to use a book for research, here’s a list of 5 titles …

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Discover what your ancestors were doing in 1901

Abigail Rieley, Findmypast You’ll now find the 1901 Irish Census on Findmypast. For the first time, you can search these fascinating records using all variations of a name and narrow the results you get by birth date. Not only that, but you can also search for two members of a …

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Co Antrim Castle on sale for €1m

Craigdun Castle living room

Take a look around the stunning castle in Co Antrim that was once owned by Unionist MP Ronald McNeill. McNeill is famous for having ‘thrown the book’ at Winston Churchill in 1912. He was said to be unhappy at the attitude of the future British Prime Minister during a Home …

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