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The Skellig Islands, Star Wars and an Irish Lent.

Have seen Ireland’s Skellig Islands feature in the most recent Star Wars movies? But, did you know there is also a strong connection between this place and Lent which precedes Easter. And, it’s not what you may think! Read on to find out more. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. Earlier […]

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Letter from Ireland Magazine (March/April, 2019)

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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12 Surprises – 90,000 Irish Genealogy Questions and Answers over 5 years (#405)

The Letter from Ireland is 6 years old this year – and the Green Room is 5 years of age! Here are 12 things that surprised us over the last 5 years as we answered thousands of Irish genealogy questions in the Green Room and with the Letter from Ireland. You can listen to the […]

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Irish Civil Records – and the Origins of One Irish Grandmother

Carina and a character in the folk park

Have you used the Irish Civil Records recently? These Irish Civil Records (Births, Marriages and Deaths) are a very useful way to track down the origins of one of your Irish ancestors – and most are both available online and for free! See how we recently used them in this reader’s letter from Ireland. Céad […]

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A Guide to Irish Family History Research

Are you engaged in Irish Family History Research? Maybe you have an Irish family tree that you only “dust down” from time to time? Irish family history research can be tricky in places – but sometimes all you need is the right guide to help you along the way! Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to […]

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