Thursday, September 08, 2011 Preparing A New Flight Path!

The history of those whose ancestors left Ireland and carried their culture worldwide is getting new scrutiny, and breadth of coverage, thanks to the online publishing group at GAR Media.  We are pleased to announce some changes to our flagship product,, where we have been chronicling the history of the Irish . . . worldwide, since 1997. Our site will be undergoing a facelift within a few months time, with expanded offerings and functionality.

Meanwhile, we will be using this blog to herald the new content offerings and features. One of the first of our offerings will be a Family History Channel, managed by producer Alannah Ryane, which will include guest experts offering insights into and tips for the best resources and techniques available for constructing their family’s Irish histories.

Please keep abreast of these exciting changes with our Twitter account. We invite you to follow us there, and follow others passionate about the Irish experience whose Tweets we follow. As well, we now have more than 1,200 fans on our Irish History Facebook Page,  so connect with ‘family’ there as well, by "liking" us!

Our newsletter has undergone a major update, and now includes a new Irish History quiz, with a prize each week for the first to e-mail us the correct answer. In addition, the newsletter now offers the “Irish Minute,” news and features designed to be consumed in about a minute. This includes History News Briefly, upcoming events, and a weekly Q&A with individuals promoting the heritage of the Irish worldwide!

By the way, those of you who visit and sign up for our newsletter will have a chance to win a $10 gift card for use in Shops and other fine stores in the network.

We are also very excited to announce that our multimedia team is creating content for a new channel on YouTube, so stay tuned for more news about that launch.

This blog will be updated on a regular basis to keep you informed of all the exciting changes, so follow us on come back often.  Remember to hop on over to, and sign up for our newsletter for a chance to win that gift card!

1 comment: said...

Look forward to seeing new site - have enjoyed your work for over the last decade, and thank you very much for it. This is a broad and inclusive approach to Irish diasporic history, alas, that many of us didn't really get in school. One request for your consideration, please: if you could add RSS/Atom feeds to your new functionality, this Irish-culture-and-history buff would really appreciate it (both for personal updates, and also to spread the word on blogs etc). Go raibh maith agaibh!