News Digest: Jun 2017.

Fingal County Council has released a new interactive guide, Buried in Fingal  The free database includes searchable details of more than 65,000 people interred between 1905 and 2005 in 33 of the burial grounds in the council’s care in North County Dublin. The site is searchable by name and graveyard. Search returns provide date of interment, area of last residence, and precise grave plot identifiers plus, in most cases, a link to a clear image of the register entry. The oldest burial record dates to 1877 and the most recent to 2013. Additionally, the online guide includes an overview of the history, notable burials and epitaphs of each graveyard, location maps, photographs, and where they exist, plus historical plot maps and drawings.


Society of Genealogists, Family history getaway

Irish Ancestors & Irish Lives 5-9 June 2017

Featuring Fiona Fitzsimons (Eneclann/ the Irish Family History Centre) all day Wednesday.


Children to get free access to heritage sites in Ireland


Protests on plans to open up Dublin’s Hell Fire Club, as a major new tourist attraction for cruise ships.

A little piece of ancient Irish history: Four newly restored early Irish illuminated manuscripts go on display today in Trinity College

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A little piece of modern history


Ireland is famous for its thoroughbred horses, and now we’ve opened a new high-spec museum of horses


Irish photographer Richard Mosse wins major international photographic award. Mosse’s work explores the ongoing tragedy of migrants attempting to cross European borders.


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