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Anglo Norman Surnames – Following the Norman Trail to Ireland (#402)

Do you have any Anglo Norman surnames in your Irish Family Tree? Then join us now as we talk about some of these Irish surnames and follow the Norman trail all the way back to Ireland. You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone by clicking on the play button above (the triangle with […]

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From an Irish Cottage to a Castle – A Journey into one Woman’s Hidden Past (#308)

Carina never knew the surname that her paternal grandmother was born with – she only knew to call her “Granny”! So, we decided to find out a little more. What did we discover? Well, join us in this episode of the Letter from Ireland show as we go on a voyage of discovery – starting […]

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A Story of Irish Quakers, the Famine and Pennsylvania

Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. Well, the rain is coming down vertically as I write (that’s a change as the rain is often horizontal in these parts!). We were promised an “Indian Summer”, but I guess they did not specify the year. How is the weather in […]

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Just Knock At The Door of Glin Castle.

The following is an Irish Story submitted by Julie Appleton as part of our 2015 Reader Story competition. The winner of the competition will be announced on February 14, 2015. Please do feel free to leave your comments, questions – and encouragement! in the comment section at the end of the story. ~Mike Collins. Just Knock […]

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County Down Genealogy, Pictures and Surnames with Van Morrison

Would you like to join us today on a journey today through the County Down? We might even take in a little County Down Genealogy. We are going to travel in style, in the company of none other than Mr. Van Morrison! We’ll also take in a bit of County Armagh along the way. Susan […]

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