Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Ireland Reaching Out

The following is sent courtesy of the Irish Family History Foundation (www.rootsireland.ie):

Ireland Reaching Out

The Ireland Reaching Out (IRO or Ireland XO) Project is an Irish government sponsored initiative established to connect people of Irish heritage abroad with the Irish parish communities from where their ancestors emigrated in Ireland. The national pilot project is being organized within 46 parishes in the South-East Galway region and aims to enable geographical parish communities as they are today to expand to become globally connected online virtual communities.

In June of this year, the parish community of South-East Galway will be part of a Week of Welcomes festival. Activities will include visits to ancestral townlands, talks on local history and tours/leisure activities in the local South East Galway area.

Please visit the website www.irelandxo.com to view the brochure and book online (http://bit.ly/jN7eo5). Throughout this week, participants will be welcomed to the parish, re-introducing them to their communities and place of origin. While it is an opportunity for cultural renewal and discovery, the week also promises to be great fun.

We realize that this may no longer be possible this year but we hope our invitation is of interest for the coming year and that you will want to learn much more. We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely

Dolores O’Shea

Ireland Reaching Out
00 353 91 842013

(With thanks to the IFHF)



Anonymous said...

Thanks, Chris, for posting. Could I ask you to correct the contact email given: info@ireland.com. It should read info@irelandXO.com.


Chris Paton said...

No problem Dolores, sorted!