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# ancestors - Sunday 6 November, 2016

New documentary uncovers the Irish links to America's Tipperary Hill
# Tipperary Hill
# Tipperary Hill

New documentary uncovers the Irish links to America's Tipperary Hill

Nov 6th 2016, 12:30 PM 19,190 Views 9 Comments

The radio documentary visits the town and meets with people who have Irish ancestry.

# ancestors - Friday 10 July, 2015

Want to trace your Irish family tree? It just got easier...
# Column
# Column

Want to trace your Irish family tree? It just got easier...

Jul 10th 2015, 8:00 AM 6,299 Views 23 Comments

Catholic parish registers – rich resources for those tracing tracing Irish ancestors – are now available for free online.

# ancestors - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

# ancestors - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Ben Affleck apologises after asking programme not to mention his slave-owner ancestor
# Dodgy Relatives
# Dodgy Relatives

Ben Affleck apologises after asking programme not to mention his slave-owner ancestor

Apr 22nd 2015, 2:52 PM 19,744 Views 55 Comments

Affleck asked the programme not to mention his dodgy ancestor – but now an investigation into the programme is under way.

# ancestors - Friday 12 September, 2014

President Higgins has spoken directly to the Irish Diaspora: "We owe them a debt of gratitude."
# Ancestors
# Ancestors

President Higgins has spoken directly to the Irish Diaspora: "We owe them a debt of gratitude."

Sep 12th 2014, 8:30 PM 8,309 Views 60 Comments

The story of Irish emigration is one to be proud of he argued.

# ancestors - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Why did so many Wexford people choose Georgia as their new home in the 1800s?
# Emigration
# Emigration

Why did so many Wexford people choose Georgia as their new home in the 1800s?

Mar 20th 2014, 7:00 AM 16,292 Views 25 Comments

A new research project is aiming to find out just that…

# ancestors - Monday 27 January, 2014

Ol' Blue Eyes: 7,000-year-old caveman surprises scientists with his looks
# Looking Good Granddad
# Looking Good Granddad

Ol' Blue Eyes: 7,000-year-old caveman surprises scientists with his looks

Jan 27th 2014, 3:15 PM 24,829 Views 39 Comments

Good hair for a hunter-gatherer, too.

# ancestors - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Two Irish American men fight it out to become Boston’s next mayor
# Boston Mayoral Elections
# Boston Mayoral Elections

Two Irish American men fight it out to become Boston’s next mayor

Nov 5th 2013, 7:30 AM 10,868 Views 26 Comments

Two Irish American white Catholic left to centre progressive men are the front runners in the Boston mayoral election which takes place today.

# ancestors - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Scientists discover new reason why humans began walking on two feet
# On Their Own Two Feet
# On Their Own Two Feet

Scientists discover new reason why humans began walking on two feet

May 25th 2013, 7:45 AM 12,669 Views 49 Comments

And it seems it’s NOT because our ancestors were forced out of trees and onto their feet.

# ancestors - Friday 21 October, 2011

What jail birds were nesting on your family tree?
# Jailbirds
# Jailbirds

What jail birds were nesting on your family tree?

Oct 21st 2011, 10:17 AM 5,228 Views 6 Comments

The Irish prison registers from 1790 – 1920 are now online – and reveal that every household in Ireland had a convict in it during that period. The most common offence? Drunkenness.