The Irish diaspora (Irish: DiaspÃ³ra na nGael) consists of Irish emigrants and their descendants in countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Argentina, New Zealand, Mexico, South Africa, Brazil and states of the Caribbean and continental Europe. The diaspora, maximally interpreted, contains more than 80 million people, which is more than thirteen times the population of the island of Ireland itself, which had approximately 6.4 million in 2011 (comprising the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland).
This independent website was founded in 1997 to promote the living culture of County Donegal on the Internet. Since then the site has received visitors and email enquiries from every Continent, including over 90 countries, illustrating the world wide interest in Donegal and the extent of emigration from the County over the centuries. DÃºn na nGall.com receives over a million hits a year. The site promotes the County and and helps the Donegal Diaspora to network around the world.
Your quest to find out where your ancestors really came from may lead you to the land of New Zealand. You may have figured out long ago that your surname is one with an Irish meaning. There are many variations of such names used as well so that could also lead you to begin looking into Irish New Zealand genealogy.
This manuscript is a preliminary list of Irish and Irish-Americans (and others) whose headstones are in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Portsmouth, NH, and other Portsmouth records. St. Mary's Cemetery, now called "Calvary Cemetery" was also known as "the Irish Cemetery" in 19th- and early 20th-century Portsmouth.
The Noble Society of Celts, founded October 1993, is a private hereditary society for persons of Celtic roots and interests, who are of noble title or gentle birth, who have come together in search and celebration of the Celtic Heritage.
September 11, 2001, will rank among the bloodiest days in the history of the Irish people. Nobody knows exactly how many were lost but we do know that thousands of members of the global Irish community will never see their loved ones again.
Now at Irish Life and Lore, over 3,000 voices have been captured as they discuss their own lives and histories, along with personal and family experiences of events in Irish national and social history.
Many people look at the Buffalo Irish Center through the eyes of one of its many organizations that meet there. That is simply seeing Ireland as a green island instead of the '40 shades of green' that weave together the intricate tapestry of different elements that bind and define our culture and heritage.