THE GATHERING: A SPECIAL YEAR FOR GENEALOGY IN IRELAND!
Beginning with a huge public New Year's Eve celebration in Dublin tonight, Ireland will launch a special 2013 for Irish family historians. THE GATHERING will welcome those of Irish descent--and their friends and family, plus anyone of any nationality who wants to discover Ireland--to a year of locally organized gatherings throughout the country. Many of the gatherings will feature local and family history. Family and clan reunions are planned. Story and song and culture will also be celebrated. What better time to visit Ireland than in a year dedicated to Irish descendants and family/local history? You will find a warm welcome from Irish towns and parishes eager to aid and entertain family historians. Check the web site to find activities and festivals that might help you to find your ancestors:
DEBORAH LARGE FOX......I am a former prosecutor and legal writer. I have published pieces in criminal law, Holocaust studies, genealogy, and travel. My story "A Fearless Parade" won the 2nd place prize in the 2010 So.California Genealogical Society Writing Contest. My blog "Help! The Faerie Folk Hid My Ancestors!" was voted, by readers, a Family Tree Magazine Top 40 Blog 2011.