Post Tagged with: "Ireland"

Out of Ireland have we come: the arts in a century of change

Out of Ireland have we come: the arts in a century of change

March 18, 2016

Arts, Photography, Updates, Visual arts:

As the State Library celebrates the anniversary of the Easter Rising in Dublin, 1916, it seems appropriate to look at how Irish artists have transformed their culture over the course of a not uneventful century.

New display opens to commemorate Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising

New display opens to commemorate Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising

March 17, 2016

News:

Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising was a pivotal moment in the Irish struggle for independence from Great Britain, that would have far-reaching repercussions here in Australia.

Rubble remains after shelling of Abbey Street and Sackville Street (O’Connell Street), Keogh Brothers, 1916, courtesy National Library of Ireland

Melbourne to commemorate Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising

February 8, 2016

News:

State Library Victoria and the University of Melbourne partner to commemorate the centenary of Ireland’s historic 1916 Easter Rising and its effect on Australia during a time of war.

Pre-1901 Irish census records available on Find my past Ireland

May 7, 2014

Family matters, Uncategorized, Websites:

Last week the The National Archives of Ireland and  Find my past anounced the release of over 600,000 Irish census records. These records cover the period 1821-1851 and have been made available through… Read More ›

Augusta L Dargon and the Melbourne Irish

Augusta L Dargon and the Melbourne Irish

March 14, 2013

People & professions, Such was life:

In honour of St Patrick’s Day, Manuscripts Librarian Kevin Molloy examines a little known Irish-Australian treasure:

‘Death ballots’: Australia’s World War I conscription referendums

‘Death ballots’: Australia’s World War I conscription referendums

December 19, 2012

Such was life, War:

On 28 October 1916 the first of two controversial conscription referendums was held in Australia. Military training for men between 18 and 60 had been compulsory since 1911, but the… Read More ›

New Irish records now available on Ancestry.com

March 22, 2011

Family matters, Websites:

A collection of valuable Irish land records are now available on the Ancestry.com website. You can search nineteenth century tithe applotment books, Griffith’s valuation records and ordnance survey maps that… Read More ›

Who do you think you are? returns to SBS

Who do you think you are? returns to SBS

November 30, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

I found the story of Magda Szubanksi’s family in the first episode of the new Who do you think you are? series quite moving. It focused on the lives of… Read More ›

Irish Ancestry Seminar August 8th 2010

August 23, 2010

Collections, Family history events, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

On Sunday 8th August, at the Celtic Club in Melbourne, the Irish Ancestry Group (Genealogical Society of Victoria) presented the 2010 Irish Ancestry Seminar. The seminar featured 3 speakers, Gregory… Read More ›

1901 Irish census now online

June 9, 2010

Family matters, Websites:

The 1901 Irish census is now available to view on the National Archives of Ireland website. This census is the oldest surviving complete census for Ireland. All counties for 1901… Read More ›