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SeventyMillion Irish

A network for people of Irish heritage


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Jeffrey McElwee posted a status
"Doesn't look like anyone on here has anything to say!"
Apr 5
Jane C. (Ruge) Petz commented on Digital Diaspora's group Family History Group
"I recently found out that my great grandparents who were from Ireland did marry in Chicago, Illinois in St. Patrick's Church.  I was told that they were from the Waterford area but nothing I have is proof of this.  Their names were…"
Mar 24
Christine Lydon joined Digital Diaspora's group

Family History Group

We've established this group for people who are interested in finding out about their family history. By working together, we can help each other. Ask questions, exchange ideas, links etc. on genealogy.
Mar 24
Margot B commented on Margot B's blog post Holidays
Dec 24, 2013
Margot B posted a blog post


To all my friends, Best wishes to you and yours for the holidays - and always, MargotSee More
Dec 24, 2013
Jeffrey McElwee posted a status
"Anyone in Ireland curious about relatives that live elsewhere you never hear about someone from Ireland looking relatives"
Nov 3, 2013
Jeffrey McElwee left a comment for Eleanor McElwee
"Hi Eleanor,  Hope you are well how did your DNA thing work out? I found a possible clue for you listed in "History of Franklin County Pennsylvania Illustrated 1887" chapter7&8 war of 1812-15. Absalom McIlwee is listed as a private…"
Oct 29, 2013
Jane C. (Ruge) Petz posted photos
Sep 16, 2013

Happy Paddy's Day

Welcome to SeventyMillion.

Did you know you are one of seventymilion? Yes, that's how many people in the world claim Irish heritage. is a community for people who feel Irish -- no matter where they were born.

No matter where you are in the world, join us and tell us what your Irishness means to you.


NOTE: We have suspended Koya Konan for spamming!! If you have received a message, please ignore.


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A Guide to the Silence of the Irish Other World 1 Reply

Started by Sean McAughey in The Forum. Last reply by Terrance O'Dwyer May 25, 2012.

St Patricks Day 1 Reply

Started by Jeffrey McElwee in The Forum. Last reply by Terrance O'Dwyer Mar 27, 2012.

'Paddy's day' 1 Reply

Started by michael o.sullivan in The Forum. Last reply by Terrance O'Dwyer Mar 20, 2012.

St Patrick's Day 2 Replies

Started by Jeffrey McElwee in The Forum. Last reply by Terrance O'Dwyer Mar 20, 2012.

The Irish's view on Irish-Americans. 31 Replies

Started by Zackary Hollis Dufour in The Forum. Last reply by Jeffrey McElwee Jan 31, 2012.

Blog Posts


Posted by Margot B on December 24, 2013 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

Was St Valentine a true blue Dub?

Posted by Margot B on February 14, 2013 at 5:02pm

Thousands protest in Ireland against bank bailouts

Posted by Margot B on February 10, 2013 at 7:06pm


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Welcome to is a website for people to share thoughts, opinions, stories, music and humour on all things Irish.

1: Join up:
Signing up to the site will enable you to post news, start discussions, add comments, post events etc. Simply click on the 'Sign up' link to get started.

2: Start a discussion
Want to rant? Irish holidays, history, current affairs or anything else, just start a discussion in the Forum.

3: Share news and opinion
SeventyMillion is a website for the Irish Diaspora, so we'd love to hear the thoughts and opinions out there in the wider diaspora. You can do this by posting a blog or, if you find an article or blog or something else of interest, you can add it to the News Share.

4: Add phots, music, videos...
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5: Check out the groups
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