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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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An Irish American Story – From County Kerry to Illinois (#306)

In this episode of the Letter from Ireland Show we follow the trail of one Irish Emigrant family all the way from County Kerry to Chicago and Illinois in the USA. Join us as we start in the family homestead just outside Listowel in County Kerry. You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone […]

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Do You Know this Irish American Hero?

In this letter – we have a look at an Irish American hero who got the Hollywood treatment – all the way back to the earliest times of his clan in Ireland. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your own Letter from Ireland for this week. We’re feeling a hint of autumn in the […]

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3 Things to know about your Irish Ancestor Surnames

3 Things to know about your Irish ancestor surnames – and a lot more! In this readers Letter from Ireland, Mike has a conversation with a descendant of a family from County Kerry. In the letter, they touch on some important things to know about the locations, nicknames and pronunciation of surnames in Ireland. Céad […]

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The Ford Motor Car and Confusing Irish Surnames

Lifesize statue of an old Ford car

Do you have a confusing Irish surname in your family tree? It helps to understand the changes the surnames were forced through down the centuries as they were translated/transcribed from Irish into English. Here we explore some examples using a surname you may have heard of before now. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to […]

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