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# ancestors - Sunday 6 November, 2016

New documentary uncovers the Irish links to America's Tipperary Hill

The radio documentary visits the town and meets with people who have Irish ancestry.

# ancestors - Friday 10 July, 2015

Want to trace your Irish family tree? It just got easier...

Catholic parish registers – rich resources for those tracing tracing Irish ancestors – are now available for free online.

# ancestors - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

It’s Wednesday and here’s all the news you need to know.

# ancestors - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Ben Affleck apologises after asking programme not to mention his slave-owner ancestor

Affleck asked the programme not to mention his dodgy ancestor – but now an investigation into the programme is under way.

# ancestors - Friday 12 September, 2014

President Higgins has spoken directly to the Irish Diaspora: "We owe them a debt of gratitude."

The story of Irish emigration is one to be proud of he argued.

# ancestors - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Why did so many Wexford people choose Georgia as their new home in the 1800s?

A new research project is aiming to find out just that…

# ancestors - Monday 27 January, 2014

Ol' Blue Eyes: 7,000-year-old caveman surprises scientists with his looks

Good hair for a hunter-gatherer, too.

# ancestors - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Two Irish American men fight it out to become Boston’s next mayor

Two Irish American white Catholic left to centre progressive men are the front runners in the Boston mayoral election which takes place today.

# ancestors - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Scientists discover new reason why humans began walking on two feet

And it seems it’s NOT because our ancestors were forced out of trees and onto their feet.

# ancestors - Friday 21 October, 2011

What jail birds were nesting on your family tree?

The Irish prison registers from 1790 – 1920 are now online – and reveal that every household in Ireland had a convict in it during that period. The most common offence? Drunkenness.