Celebrate Your Irish Heritage

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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Recent Articles

The Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland

The rock of Cashel, the Irish Race and Laziness…

Your letter from Ireland shorts from the 3rd of October 2023.

The Ceide Fields, County Mayo

Older than the pyramids, Eternal Hope and Ashford castle…

Your letter from Ireland shorts from the 26th of September 2023.

Irish Ancestral Homeland

Finding Your Irish Ancestral Homeland in Ireland (#838)

In this special Irish family history episode we take two letters from our Green Room members. We chat about the approach they should take to uncover more about their respective Irish ancestral homelands.

Clonmacnoise round tower, County Offaly, Ireland

A Monastic City, Crystal Helmets and Irish Woods…

Your letter from Ireland shorts from the 19th of September 2023.

Unusual Irish Name - Carina walking through a field in the Irish countryside.

Is this Unusual Irish Name in your family tree?

One of our readers was puzzled by an unusual Irish name in her family tree, especially among traditional names in her family. We discover the name’s unique origins tied to ancient Irish traditions. The evolution of this name over time, especially through anglicisation in Wexford, reveals a rich tapestry of cultural and linguistic blending.