A Letter from Ireland:
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Our Irish Christmas Traditions – What are Yours?

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Every year, we follow many of the same Irish Christmas traditions here in County Cork. In this letter, Carina shares just some of these traditions – and I’m willing to bet you have some similar traditions in your own house! Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. How are […]

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An Irishman and the 99th Regiment of Foot.

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Many Irishmen joined the British military in the 1800s – here we have the story of one Irishman who joined the 99th Regiment of Foot. They started their family life in County Offaly and ended up accompanying a convict ship with the regiment to Australia. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland […]

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Looking for County Donegal Ancestry

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County Donegal Ancestry

In this letter we chat to a reader who is trying to track down her County Donegal Ancestry. It’s a very interesting story – and all set around the most northerly village in Ireland! Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. How are things in your part of the […]

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Using a Simple Irish Ancestry Timeline

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Irish Ancestry Timeline

Sometimes, the best way to break down an ancestry brick wall is to go back to basics. In this letter, we construct a simple Irish Ancestry timeline that throws up many questions that need to answered as we make progress in tracking the Irish family of one of our readers. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome […]

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Letter from Ireland Magazine (November/December, 2019)

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Welcome to the Letter from Ireland Magazine for March/April, 2019. In this issue you will find features on: Saint Patrick and following in his footsteps, County Mayo – a Homelands feature, using Irish Records for your Irish ancestry research and much more.

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