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  • County Louth

    County Louth

    County Louth is on the east coast of Ireland, on the border with Northern Ireland and is the smallest of all Irish counties. The county town is Dundalk which is also the largest town. Boyne Viaduct at Drogheda was the seventh largest bridge of its kind in the world. Musical family, "The Corrs", were born in Dundalk.


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  • County Longford

    County Longford

    County Longford is one of Ireland's smallest counties. A mainly agricultural economy encompassing cattle and sheep rearing, and the cultivation of oats and potatoes. Although landlocked, much of Longford comprises of lakeland, bogland, pastureland, and wetland in its low-lying landscape. Co. Longford is the birthplace of the writer, Oliver Goldsmith.


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  • County Leitrim

    County Leitrim

    County Leitrim has a short length of coastline but is a mostly inland County with hills, lofty mountains and deep valleys. Divided into North and South Leitrim by the river Shannon and Lough Allen, the county town, Carrick-on-Shannon, is the largest town in Leitrim. The county was very badly affected by the Great Famine of 1845-49.


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  • County Laois

    County Laois

    County Laois was created in 1556 by Mary I of England as Queen's County. Laois received its current Irish language name following the Irish War of Independence although is known historically as a place where a large number of Quakers settled, and is now home to a Quaker museum, as well as Donaghmore Workhouse and Famine Museum, which remembers the great famine. (1853 - 1886)


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  • County Kilkenny

    County Kilkenny

    County Kilkenny is located in the south east of Ireland. Inhabitants of Kilkenny are sometimes known as Kilkenny cats, although the reason for this has various origins. Kilkenny is, in the greater part, countryside - farmland dotted with medieval ruins, stone walls, and many historic monuments and pretty villages.


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  • County Kildare

    County Kildare

    County Kildare is located to the southwest of Dublin. The county town is Naas although the town called Kildare is the oldest town in the county. During World War II, Naas was the site of Ireland's prisoner of war camp.


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  • County Galway

    County Galway

    County Galway is located on the west coast of Ireland and is home to Lough Corrib, the largest lake in the whole of Ireland. Just off the mainland are the Aran Islands, famous for wool, traditionally knitted into cabled garments.


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  • Fingal

    Fingal

    Fingal is a new county in the Republic of Ireland, formed from part of the historic county of Dublin. Mainly a horticultural area with over 30 miles of beaches, Fingal also boasts the beautiful Talbot Botanic Gardens, with plant collections from all corners of the globe.



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  • County Donegal

    County Donegal

    County Donegal is a county in the northwest of Ireland and it is one of three counties in the province of Ulster that does not form part of Northern Ireland. With two mountain ranges and a rugged coastline Donegal also has long sandy beaches and extensive areas of rolling dunes. Traditional Irish folk music is still very much part of the culture.


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  • County Cavan

    County Cavan

    County Cavan is one of three counties situated in the province of Ulster without actually being a part of Northern Ireland. With 365 lakes County Cavan is a mostly rural county with charming villages, historic monuments and beautiful countryside.


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  • The British Isles Index
    by Caroline
    The British Isles are a group of islands situated off the northwest coast of Europe.

    They include Great Britain, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Crown Dependencies of the Isle of Man, as well as 6,000+ smaller islands.

    You will find links to resources for general interest along with links to specific countries. Each country's page has links to pages which contain resources specific...
    07-03-20, 13:37
  • Whitwell
    by Barbara Dodds


    ​Whitwell is a parish in the north east corner of Derbyshire, on the borders with both Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire. It has at various times been classed as being a Nottinghamshire village. It consists of the hamlets of Steetley, Belph and Bakestone Moor and the villages of Hodthorpe and Whitwell. ...
    12-08-10, 18:44
  • Northchurch
    by Elaine ..Spain
    Northchurch, a parish in the Bulbourne valley in Hertfordshire, was once a village in its own right but has now become almost enveloped in Berkhamsted.

    The Parish Church of St. Mary is one of the oldest in Hertfordshire, believed to date from Saxon times. The church holds copies of the parish registers, dating back to the mid 1600s, which can be viewed by appointment. Nowadays people are rarely buried in the churchyard. There is a cemetery in New Road, Northchurch, which has been used since WW1. ...
    10-08-10, 08:36
  • Berkhamsted
    by Elaine ..Spain
    ​​Berkhamsted is a historic market town in west Hertfordshire. The name of the town has been spelt in a variety of ways, including Berkhampstead, Muche Barkhamstede, Berkhamsted Magna, Great Berkhamsted and Berkhamstead.

    Berkhamsted Castle is rich in history - it was there in 1066 that Duke William of Normandy was offered the crown of England. ...
    10-08-10, 08:33
  • Peterborough
    by Caroline
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    Peterborough Places of Worship
    Regional Projects Forum
    Wikipedia - Peterborough
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    01-03-10, 11:37
  • A Case Study: The Simpsons
    by Caroline

    ScotlandsPeople was started in 2005 and took until now as I had to be patient in filling the gaps while I waited for the new records to be added to the site. Now that all the census indexes for Scotland are also available on Ancestry for 1841 through to 1901, the search would be much quicker!! The case study below gives you an idea of my search ... as the site allows you to save your searches and the images you have viewed, I did not have to purchase any extra units to re-creat...
    17-02-10, 09:40
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