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Category Archives for Irish Ancestry Trail

The Elementary Truth Behind Some Irish Surnames

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Do you enjoy reading (or watching!) Sherlock Holmes novels and TV adaptations? You might be surprised at the Irish connections of the author – Arthur Conan Doyle. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. How are things in your part of the world today? Well, the rain has returned here […]

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Irish Ancestry Trail – Australia – Introduction

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Introduction – What is the Irish Ancestry Trail? Welcome! We’re delighted that you could join us as we make our way along the “Irish Ancestry Trail” in Australia – specifically the part to the south-east of the country comprising the states of Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania. So, what is the “Irish Ancestry Trail”? […]

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Irish Ancestry Trail – Canada – Nova Scotia

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The following shares our adventures on the Nova Scotia leg of our trip along the Irish Ancestry Trail in North America. If you would like to see all of the places we visit on this trip – please have a look back at the overview for the series here. Leaving Newfoundland for Nova Scotia. We […]

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Voices from Australia – A Trip Along the Irish Ancestral Trail (#212)

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Would you like to hear some Irish Voices from Australia? Last March we headed to Australia on the Irish Ancestry Trail – and this podcast features just some of the people we met along the way.   You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone by clicking on the play button above (the triangle […]

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From the High King of Ireland to South Australia

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Did any of your Irish ancestors descend from a High King of Ireland? Many Irish surnames have an association with the family groupings around Ireland’s ancient High Kings – here is the story of just one of them in a reader’s letter. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are very welcome to this week’s Letter […]

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