Reverse genealogy – Ireland Reaching Out

At a time where our immigration is at an all time high, it’s encouraging to see initiatives like the “Ireland Reaching Out” or “Ireland XO” project proactively seeking the Irish Diaspora. This interesting concept of “Reverse Genealogy” involves actively seeking out the diaspora through local research and of course the use of the internet.

At present, Ireland Reaching Out is running as a national pilot project in South-East Galway – the potential for similar initiatives across Ireland would be an exciting development – particularly with the wealth of heritage and culture our great island has to offer.

For more on this project see:

http://www.irelandxo.org/ – Official web site of Ireland Reaching Out

http://nyti.ms/qi3VH1 – New York Times article

3 Responses to Reverse genealogy – Ireland Reaching Out

  1. Noel O'Regan January 31, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

    Hi, When I was a young fella my parents would bring my grandfather to kilmichael for the commemoration of the ambush most every year as far as I recall. My grandfather was one of the volunteers involved in the ambush as far as I know. My grandfather was from Coppeen but lived in Donnybrook, Douglas for all of his married life and he worked as a rigger/scaffolder for Sisk Construction for 40/50 years. His name was Michael O’Regan and I’ve heard people say he had nicknames (rigger Regan/Sinn Fein Mick). I wonder do you have any info on the men who were involved in the ambush. I can remember going on to Barretts pub in Coppeen after the ambush services and my grandfather would meet old friends but thats about all I can remember. I would be obliged if your site had any info or could direct me to somebody who has.

    • admin January 31, 2014 at 10:38 pm #

      Hi Noel, thanks for the post. I will look into this & get back to you.
      Regards,
      Colum C. (CAHCS Chairman)

  2. William Dillon February 27, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    I would love to recieve your email newsletter as my Grandfather came from Bandon and my Grandmother from Coppeen.

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