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

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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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Where Did The Irish Come From? The Origins of the Irish.

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The Origins of the Irish

Have you ever wondered about the origins of the Irish? In this letter, we look at the myths and stories that have endured down through the years – as well as visiting a very particular building in northern Spain associated with the Irish origin story. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are very welcome to this […]

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The Beatles – Meet The Liverpool Irish (#307)

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Meet the Liverpool Irish! In this episode of the Letter from Ireland Show Carina takes you on a trip around the City of Liverpool Liverpool – through a gate that could tell a million stories, into “Paddy’s Wigwam and then introduces you to four very famous sons of Liverpool – three of whom have direct […]

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

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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?

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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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