The GRO registers all civil birth, adoption, death, marriage and civil partnerships in the Republic of Ireland.
At its Dublin office, you can search its collection of registers and buy photocopies of records. The library offers a free walk-in advisory service for those looking to trace their family history, as well as genealogy workshops and talks.
Ireland is home to a wealth of Neolithic and megalithic sites ranging from tombs like Newgrange to standing stones, dolmens and fairy forts.
Interest in these ancient places peaks around the Summer Solstice, when the midsummer sun brings their secrets to life. This is the longest day of the year, when the Sun is at its highest point of the year in the northern hemisphere.
Below are just ten of the thousands of sites across Ireland said to be scarred by people on the other side.
Dunluce Castle stands on a rocky outcrop just off the coast of County Antrim in Northern Ireland.
You can learn things about yourself and your family that you never imagined, discover relatives you never knew existed, and find a warm welcome and a home from home in a the land of your ancestors.
If you’re one of the incredible 35 million people in the United States who claim Irish ancestry, the good news is that genealogy in Ireland is pretty straightforward.
It also maintains a wide range of searchable online records including census records of 19.
There have been many fossil finds throughout Ireland, with the most famous been Ballybetagh Bog, Glencullen, Co. It is a giant extinct deer, the largest deer species ever, that stood up to seven feet at the shoulder (2.1 meters), with antlers spanning up to 12 feet (3.65 meters).
The Irish elk evolved during the glacial periods of the last...
Although it stands in considerable ruin today, Dunluce Castle is one of Ireland’s oldest and finest castles.
Built in the 14th century, the castle was besieged and defended by rival Irish & British families for generations, which gives us our first apparition.