Tales of our ancestors

Many of you who have added yourself to our map have left intriguing snippets of tales of your ancestors. Indeed, in many ways our little bubbles on the map are rather like short tweets of Irishness. However, these stories are fascinating and it’s something we’d think would be great to expand.

What’s your story
Your ancestor is the person who has probably bestowed you with that strange affliction called ‘Irishness.’ Their story has been handed down to you from parent to child. Or maybe you knew the Irish ancestor who first arrived in your country. Whatever it is, we’d like to hear your story. And so would lots of other Irish descendants people too!

Share their story

We’d like to offer you a place to share your family story with others who would be interested to hear it. At our sister site SeventyMillion.com we are attempting to create an online storybook of Irish emigration tales. Why not write a little something about your Irish ancestor. When did they leave Ireland? Why? Where did they land or settle? What did they get up to in their new home? What did they pass on to you? You can add photos or videos. It’s your ancestor so you decide how to tell their story. Here are a few examples we’ve been lucky enough to collect already:

The Killing of Major Mahon” and Patrick Hunt
Famine Casualties
‘Survivors’ by Trish Giles
Black 47 – emigration to Argentina

How to participate

If you’d like to share your yarn then simply go to our sister website at www.seventymillion.com, sign up and then simply post your tale.  You can find out how to do everything here.

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