Editor’s note: Paula Kennedy is among locals in Galway working on the Mountbellew Workhouse Project to trace the descendants of the Irish emigrants who traveled on board the Palestine ship to Australia in 1853. On board were 33 Mountbellew workhouse orphan girls. The project is trying to connect with as many of the orphan workhouse girls' descendants in Australia in the hope of telling the girls' stories, establishing where they came from in Galway and, hopefully, connecting with their Irish cousins.

With a lot of cutting-edge science, researchers in December 2015 published a study telling the world where that Irish heritage first originated.

By studying the 5,000-year-old remains of a female farmer buried near Belfast, and the remains of three men buried 3,000 and 4,000 years ago on Rathlin Island in County Antrim, archaeologists and geneticists now say they now know where the modern Irish people originally came from.

With a lot of cutting-edge science, researchers in December 2015 published a study telling the world where that Irish heritage first originated.

By studying the 5,000-year-old remains of a female farmer buried near Belfast, and the remains of three men buried 3,000 and 4,000 years ago on Rathlin Island in County Antrim, archaeologists and geneticists now say they now know where the modern Irish people originally came from.

En talsmand for efterforskerne, der har gennemsøgt et sted i den polske by Walbrzych i jagten på tog og tunnel, siger nu, at intet er fundet.

Efterforskningsholdet har brugt tungt graveudstyr og har gravet dybt på stedet, hvor beboerne siger, at toget og guldet skulle være gemt. Der er brugt jordgennemtrængende radarudstyr, men foreløbig har udgravningen været forgæves.

What’s in a name?

Turns out, it’s a demonstrably better user experience.

At least that was the case for the savvy consumer targeters at Ancestry.com, when they decided to make the shift from obligatory forms of programmatic retargeting -- you know, the kind that leads to banner blindness and, how shall we say, less-than-desirable user experiences.

Happy Birthday Gene Kelly! Today (Aug 23) in 1912 Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly was born in Pittsburgh to an Irish Canadian father and an Irish German mother. It wasn’t’ until much later in life that he was issued an Irish passport, which made him extremely proud, according to his wife.

The American dancer, actor, singer, film director, producer, and choreographer, best known for his performances in movies such as An American in Paris and Singing in the Rain is credited with making his ballet form commercially acceptable to movie audiences.

Happy Birthday Gene Kelly! Today (Aug 23) in 1912 Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly was born in Pittsburgh to an Irish Canadian father and an Irish German mother. It wasn’t’ until much later in life that he was issued an Irish passport, which made him extremely proud, according to his wife.

The American dancer, actor, singer, film director, producer, and choreographer, best known for his performances in movies such as An American in Paris and Singing in the Rain is credited with making his ballet form commercially acceptable to movie audiences.

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