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Hi, we're Mike and Carina. We travel Ireland and the Irish ancestral trails of the world, connect with people of Irish descent and share the resulting stories, photos, videos and podcasts with you.

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Irish Proverbs and Irish Accents (#726)

In today’s episode we chat about all things Irish – the Irish language that is! The first letter looks at Irish sayings and proverbs in their original Irish, how to pronounce them and what they mean in English. We then go on to examine how local Irish accents changed how one Irish surname was anglicised…
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Enjoy the High Spirits of the Irish (#725)

In this episode, Carina and Mike chat about Irish Spirits – Irish Whiskey and other fine Irish concoctions that is! They look at the the story of Irish whiskey – share some Irish drinking songs along the way – and then travel to the Green Fields of France for an unexpected link to a little…
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The Evolution of Irish Music in 12 Tracks (#724)

In todays extended Irish Musical episode – called “The Evolution of Irish Music in 12 Tracks” – we bring you a very personal selection of Irish music from Mike. As he works (enjoys!) his way through a very personal selection of music, he chats about Irish history, culture and just why he selected each track…
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Solving The Mystery of Irish Surnames – Two Examples (#723)

Have you ever wondered how the Irish surnames in your family tree came about? Understanding just HOW your Irish surnames developed is KEY to understanding more about your Irish origins and likely locations in Ireland. In this episode we take two very different Irish surnames and use them to illustrate the sometimes simple – and…
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Did Many of Your Ancestors STAY in Ireland?

Carina here – a bit of a change from Mike. I came downstairs earlier and pulled Mike off the keyboard to sent him back to bed – still stressing about “never missing a Letter from Ireland yet”. So I said, don’t worry, I’ll do it instead.At this stage I read the Letter from Ireland each…
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