A Letter from Ireland:
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Letter to the People of Ireland – Care of – President Michael D. Higgins

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A few weeks back – we asked you if you would like to join us. Join us in sending a letter to the People of Ireland – care of the President of Ireland – Michael D. Higgins. It would be a letter from the readers of Your Irish Heritage – the vast majority of who […]

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Did your Irish Ancestor leave Ireland between 1848 and 1950?

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Statue of Annie Moore

When did your Irish Ancestor leave Ireland? In my own case, 5 of my uncles left for a better life – but when I look at our extended family starting in 1874 – over 75% moved or are currently living outside Ireland! We visited Cobh (pronounced Cove) in Cork today – a lovely spring day […]

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Saint Brendans Voyage

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How would you like to sail across the atlantic in this little boateen? When I was a young fellow, I went to school in Crosshaven in County Cork – and one day we visited the local boatyard where Tim Severin was building this exact boat – a replica of the boat that Saint Brendan is thought […]

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How Irish is Your Irish Ancestry?

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Do you have Irish Ancestry? Just how Irish are you? Lets put things into perspective: Around about the 1700s – 1900s: The ancestors of many of the readers of this page headed towards the colonies, the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand.

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A Timeline of Irish Settlers

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Dingle

A history of Irish settlers – and names – in 11 lines (read to the end to see the relevance of the picture above!): 10,000 BC – End of Ice Age – first settlers on island of Ireland arrive. Up until 500BC – Stone and Bronze ages – People like the “Fir Bolg” and the […]

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