I need help with Irish genealogy websites and where to look.
I've joined a couple of sites; the site that looks the most promising is nickel-and-diming me to death just to look at the info that shows up in their searches. Irish records can be spotty, so some of them are totally wrong.
So, askMetafilter, where do I go from here without spending another 34 euros to see five records that are probably incorrect anyway?
The details (What I know 98% for-sure): [more inside]
posted by Tchad
on Jan 27, 2014 -
I'd like to sing some good Irish songs with a bunch of kids (I play the guitar) to have them learn something about Irish culture. Could you point at some meaningful, beautiful, traditional Irish songs ? (Tabs, melody, lyrics and background resources welcomed).
posted by nicolin
on May 5, 2010 -
I'm heading off to Ireland next week, and plan on spending lots of time in pubs. What do I need to know about drinking in and around Ireland to totally not come off as a dolt?
posted by nitsuj
on Aug 30, 2009 -
What are the best -- in terms of compelling writing and in terms of comprehensiveness -- books about the "Troubles" between Ireland and the UK over the past 50 or so years? Bonus points if available on Kindle. [more inside]
posted by proj
on Dec 14, 2008 -
IrishFiction filter: What are some good, fiction novels or short story anthologies set in Ireland? [more inside]
posted by donajo
on Aug 29, 2008 -
I recently learned I am eligible for Irish citizenship because my grandparents were born in Ireland. I need to obviously prove my relation to them, which is where things get sticky. I am related to them by way of my somewhat estranged father. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 15, 2008 -
Ginger Ale ( the soda, not the beer) was supposedly invented in Ireland in the 1850s. However, I can't find anything more specific. Do you know of any history links that have concrete information about the invention of Ginger Ale in Ireland around the 1850s? If it could be pinpointed to a certain person or town or custom, that would be great.
posted by Brandon Blatcher
on Dec 19, 2007 -
Somewhere in my travels I found the album "Alive In Belfast: The Warehouse Sessions." I have the song titles, but not the artists. Help! [more inside]
posted by vagabond
on Aug 29, 2007 -
Is there any way for an American to live in Dublin other than a work permit, marriage, or student visa? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 21, 2007 -
St. Patrick's Day is coming up. Can you recommend books for getting into the mood and for appreciating Irish heritage and culture? [more inside]
posted by cadge
on Feb 21, 2007 -
Irishlorefilter: I once heard a brief reference to a fascinating irish legend/tale/fictionalized episode. This was many years ago, back when ask Metafilter didn't exist, so I don't know if everything I say is true or I made it up. [more inside]
posted by Baldons
on Feb 11, 2007 -
How to woo a Scottish/Irish boy.. are there tricks or sexual customs I should know? What is he used to from the local girls? [more inside]
posted by cior
on Jul 18, 2006 -
Today is St. Patrick's day. Is it only a holiday for catholic Irish? In NYC, the big 5th Avenue parade is run by a Catholic Org. (thereby prohibiting gays), but is labeled as an "Irish Pride" Parade, but we never hear about the protestant side of the Irish? [more inside]
posted by Duck_Lips
on Mar 17, 2006 -
Being 1/2 Irish I really should know the answers to these questions, but I don't. This year I'm taking over the St. Patrick's Day dinner from my mom. 1) How much corned beef and cabbage do I need for 7 adults and three kids? 2) Is there a traditional Irish dessert (besides whiskey) that should be served afterwards? 3) What about appetizers? 4) Are the draft bottles of Guinness as good as the cans? 4b) Are they pint-sized? 5) Any other tips, other than not wearing orange?
posted by bondcliff
on Mar 15, 2004 -