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When Laurel & Hardy came to Ireland.

Something quite magical happened when Laurel & Hardy came to Ireland in September, 1953 – as they pulled into the port of Cobh in County Cork, the following happened…. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are most welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. Well, Christmas is well and truly in the rear view […]

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Do You Have a Rare Irish Surname in your family Tree?

Do you have a rare Irish surname in your Irish family tree? The good news is that these rare names can make it a little easier to pinpoint locations and additional family members in Ireland – as the following reader discovered. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland – the very […]

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The Convict Irish in Australia – A Trip to Van Diemen’s Land (#401)

Rowan Gillespie Hobart

Were any of your Irish ancestors shipped to Australia as convicts? Join us as we travel around Tasmania off the south coast of Australia – a place known to many of our Irish ancestors as “Van Diemen’s Land”. You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone by clicking on the play button above (the […]

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Find the places of your Irish Ancestors – An Irish Historical Map.

This is an Irish Historical Map that will show you just what the environment, and life, was like for your Irish ancestor up to the late 1800s. The map was also the result of a country-wide survey that sucsessfully preserved the names of many of our townlands across Ireland. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are […]

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Is This The Best Irish Memorial Ever?

How would you like to be remembered? In this letter, we have an example of what may be the best type of Irish Memorial – the type where a song or poem is recorded about your character and exploits. Although, the end result may not always accurately reflect how you lived! Céad Míle Fáilte – and […]

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