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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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The Ring of Kerry on the Wild Atlantic Way

Irish countryside

We hit the famous “Ring of Kerry” on the next leg of our trip along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way (you can see details of our last leg around the Ring of Beara here). I must say, we chose two of the worst days to photograph scenery of any class! Visibility was down to a few […]

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Castles in Ireland – Our Top 22

Irish castle

  These are our favourite castles in Ireland – but I must admit, we have limited our selection to Irish castles that we have been to, photographed and enjoyed. I’m sure you have your own – some may be on our list and others may only be on yours! Did your Gaelic/Norman family occupy a […]

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One Irish Castle and Many Irish Names

Have you ever visited an Irish Castle? Nowadays, some are mountains of ivy-covered rubble – while others are beautifully restored houses and museums. But, all of these castles and tower-houses have a history – and that history is usually intertwined with the history and genealogy of different Irish families. Just this morning, I took the […]

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