Other records which are incredibly useful are the Ireland Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920 which are available on

This website is a great source of information generally, and the calendar of wills can give insight into estates and to whom they were passed after an ancestors death.

The records can also contain names of godparents or those present who witnessed a baptism or marriage which can also help with research.

Posted by Bill Margeson on 1-01-16 in Featured, Music, News The live Ireland Music Awards 2016 (2016 Livies) Here they all are!!

This is the 2016 Livies list of our 10 winners in the various areas of traditional music. Posted by Niamh Lyons on 7-31-17 in News, Tourism, Travel Via Sonder Ireland: WHATEVER YOU’RE DOING RIGHT NOW, STOP!

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The live Ireland Music Awards 2018 Musician of the Year-Kevin Crawford Female Musician of the Year-Ailie Robertson Male Singer of the Year-Joe Gibney Female Singer of the Year–Eilis Kennedy Album of the Year-The Femme Fatale of Maine by The Jeremiahs Concert of the Year–Connla Emerging Artist of the Year–Aoife Scott We’re live today Jan 7th at UTC on live Ireland Radio one with Bill Margeson and the “Livvies...

Catholic parish records can be interesting in that they can contain the names of both parents in some cases.

Be aware that some records are in Latin which can make things confusing!

Irish Silver Stack is our famous Irish silver coin collector down there in Cork.

Here’s his latest foray into a full on, full fat Irish Breakfast.

For example, once a record of death is obtained you may find a death notice in one of the newspapers at the time.