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  • Will Ireland become the first country to pass a gay marriage amendment by referendum ?

http://time.com/3890583/ireland-gay-marriage-referendum/

  • The search for an ancestor brings two Irish American families together:

http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/ancestry/The-search-for-an-ancestor-brings-two-Irish-Americans-together-PHOTOS.html

  • A Bleak History: New Dublin workhouse records allow you to find the voices of the voiceless

http://blog.findmypast.ie/2015/05/15/a-bleak-history-new-dublin-workhouse-records-allows-you-to-find-the-voices-of-the-voiceless/

  • WONDERFUL RESOURCE: The Immigrant Ship Transcribers Guide passenger now has 16,000 lists online:

http://immigrantships.net/index2.html

  • On the 8th of July, the National Library of Ireland will make 400,000 parish register microfilms available online:

These records… are considered the single most important source of information on Irish family history prior to the 1901 census.

http://www.nli.ie/en/list/latest-news.aspx?article=6b4b12e5-298d-4b0f-aeb5-f832af6c571b

  • Photos of US army tanks and shipwrecks off the coast of Ireland:

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/irish-government-publish-photos-of-us-army-tanks-and-shipwrecks-off-the-coast-of-ireland-180177021-237539711.html

  • Prince Charles visits Ireland:

http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0519/702115-royal-visit/

  • DNA evidence links polar bears to Irish brown bears:

This story dates back to 2011 but is so interesting we thought we would refresh your memory.

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/archaeological-evidence-links-polar-bears-to-irish-brown-bears-125180369-237397981.html

  • A group called “Genealogy” set to sing in Eurovision song contest 2015:

http://www.eurovision.tv/page/history/year/participant-profile/?song=32973

 


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