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 Durham Irish Association of Canada 



We invite anyone with Irish ancestry, whether a recent immigrant or a fifth generation Canadian of Irish descent, and anyone with an abiding interest in preserving Irish culture, to become a member of this vibrant group dedicated to the promotion and preservation of all things Irish. To find out more, please go to our Contact Us page and any listed member will be pleased to help you.


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Our President 

We welcome our re-elected president for 2022-2023, Ms. Marian Sheridan.



Durham Irish Association of Canada

We are starting off 2018-2019 on a great note, which is that our own Jonathan O'Mara is remaining as the official DIA Webmaster and will continue to put together a website that we can all browse and is easy to follow.
Please check below for the details on this and feel free to add things that you think would be of interest to the members from time to time. Thanks,

I thought perhaps the DIA members might be interested in knowing that the National Archives of Ireland (in partnership with the Canadian government) has digitised the Irish 1911 census for all 32 Counties in Ireland. It is FREE for anyone to view. 


Ireland is unusual among English-speaking census-taking countries in that the original household manuscript returns survived. These are the forms filled out and signed by the head of each household on census night.



I think the DIA members will find it very exciting to look up their ancestors in the 1911 Irish Census and see their grandparent's, or great grandparent's handwriting and signature. Here's the link:  http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/


Dear Irish Friend,

As Founder/Publisher of Irish America Magazine and Irish Voice newspaper, I wanted to let you know that IrishCentral.com was launched on St.Patrick‚Äôs Day and is now the largest and fastest growing Irish community portal on the web. We had well over 250,000 readers on our first day. It was an extraordinary performance from a standing start. Among those who picked up IrishCentral stories were The New York Times, Washington Post, People, Huffington Post, ABC News and Yahoo News

 Please visit IrishCentral.com. Tell your friends and pass this email onto them. 

Niall O'Dowd, Founder, IrishCentral.com


  Note to DIA members:

 Any submissions you may have can be sent to me through my email address or through this site on our Contact Us page. I hope you find the site easy to navigate.

While we strive to maintain accuracy and respect for the people portrayed either in print or image, sometimes errors or omissions can occur. If you have any concerns, questions or complaints about this site, please contact  J. O'Mara, website administrator jon.omara@sympatico.ca  or go through our "Contact Us" page on this site.   


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