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LFI106: Irish Placenames and Townlands.

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 6 of the Letter from Ireland Show. In this episode, Carina and Mike Collins look at Irish placenames – the easy and the difficult! But, don’t worry – we’ll break it down to be easier – and tell a few stories along the way!

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We are delighted to bring you Episode 6 of The Letter from Ireland Show – a weekly podcast that goes out each Thursday from our cottage in County Cork. Tune in to this episode – and dive straight in to a bit of Irish caint, ceóil agus craic (conversation, music and craic!).

Listen to the Audio.

You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone by clicking on the play button (the triangle with the circle around it) below. You can also download the show onto your computer by clicking on the download button. Enjoy!

Read The Letters.

In this episode, Mike and Carina read from two of our letters from Ireland. Click on the titles below to see the full transcript of each letter so you can read along:

Letter 1: Irish Townlands – How They Got Their Names.

In this letter, we look at one of the most frequent questions we get on the Letter from Ireland – how do Irish places get their names – and how do I pronounce them???

Letter 2: Irish Surnames that Say Where you Came from.

In this letter, we chat about a specific group of Irish surnames that say where you came from – maybe you have one of them in your Irish family tree?

Join The Conversation.

Do feel free to leave a comment or question in the section below. We’d love to hear from you!

Slán for now,

Mike and Carina.


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