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Podcasts: What Industrial Heritage

Rob Goodbody

What Industrial Heritage

On Heritage Week, renowned historical geographer, Rob Goodbody, discussed Ireland’s industrial heritage.
It’s a truism that Ireland never had much industry to speak of, so does Ireland have an industrial heritage?
Rob Goodbody takes us beyond manufacturing industry, and looks at the infrastructure set in place for a much larger Irish population in the past. He looks at the evidence in the Irish landscape of mining and quarrying, which challenges the idea that Ireland lacks natural resources.
The evidence of our industrial past is visible in the landscape. Listen in to find out more.

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Podcasts: The Irish DNA Atlas

Gianpiero Cavalleri

The Irish DNA Atlas:

We all carry a record of our origins in our genes. Genetic genealogy uses DNA testing with documentary evidence, to prove family connections.

Our first speaker, Dr. Gianpiero Cavalleri outlined how genetic genealogy works, and described one of the projects he’s involved in – the Irish DNA Atlas. [4th August 2015]

The Irish DNA Atlas is an ongoing genetic study of the Irish population. The project aims to describe patterns in Irish DNA, in the context of European and global genetic diversity.

The work informs on the history of the Irish population. It can be used to aid efforts to better understand the role of DNA in disease.

The Irish DNA Atlas is a collaboration between the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the Genealogical Society of Ireland.

Enjoy :)

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Podcasts: The house on Bunion Hill: an Irish census project

Ray Gillespie

The house on Bunion Hill: an Irish census project

How do you write local history?  In the past people worked within a world of family and community. For that reason, genealogy is a very important resource for the local historian but is often forgotten about, as local historians tend to concentrate on place rather than people.

The Prof. looked at one household in north Armagh in the 1901 census to see what the history of one family might tell us about the world in which they lived.

He concluded that genealogists need to become more historically minded, and historians need to pay more attention to genealogy.

Enjoy :)

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