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Is That Jerry with a J? Is This Biblical Name Irish?

Do you have names like “Jeremiah” or “Cornelius” in your Irish family tree? These names obviously come from the bible – but you may be surprised by the ancient Irish names that lie just under their surface! Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. It’s a great time of […]

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From an Irish Cottage to a Castle – A Journey into one Woman’s Hidden Past (#308)

Carina never knew the surname that her paternal grandmother was born with – she only knew to call her “Granny”! So, we decided to find out a little more. What did we discover? Well, join us in this episode of the Letter from Ireland show as we go on a voyage of discovery – starting […]

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Where Did Kavanaugh Come From?

Here is the unusual story of an Irish surname – Kavanagh (or Kavanaugh) – that never had an “O” or a “Mac” before it. It was born at a very troublesome time in Irish history – when the various chieftains were only looking after their own self-interests and one of them “invited” the Norman English […]

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Do You have an Irish Family History Puzzle Like This?

Do you have an Irish Family History Puzzle? Many of our readers have a problem locating an ancestor’s place of origin in Ireland. In this reader’s letter we illustrate a few ways of breaking through this puzzle in a question and answer mode. I hope you enjoy! Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome once again to […]

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The Beatles – Meet The Liverpool Irish (#307)

Meet the Liverpool Irish! In this episode of the Letter from Ireland Show Carina takes you on a trip around the City of Liverpool Liverpool – through a gate that could tell a million stories, into “Paddy’s Wigwam and then introduces you to four very famous sons of Liverpool – three of whom have direct […]

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