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Letter from Ireland Magazine (December, 2018)

Welcome to the Letter from Ireland Magazine for December, 2018. In this issue you will find features on: Christmas in Ireland, Irish Placenames, an Interview with John Grenham (Ireland’s foremost genealogist) and our favourite parts of 2018.

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Christmas in Ireland – Tales from an Irish Home (#119)

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 19 of the Letter from Ireland Show. In this episode we look at two stories about Christmas in Ireland – the second letter is all about Christmas traditions in Ireland, but before that we look at the unusual tale of an Irish Santa Claus!  We are delighted to bring you […]

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Saint Nicholas of Kilkenny

Children the world over await the arrival of Saint Nicholas at Christmastime, envisioning his arrival by sleigh from some secret homeland at the North Pole. In this letter we will visit Kilkenny, the possible resting place of the actual Saint Nicholas. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are very welcome to your Letter from Ireland […]

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An Irish Christmas

What is an Irish Christmas? I think that it’s an occasion that stands for the same things in many parts of the world. But, back to our own Irish Christmas. It’s really feeling like Christmas around here at the moment! People are smiling more and starting to connect again with old friends and family members […]

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Do You Use an Advent Calendar in Your House?

Each morning for the past number of weeks, our daughter Rosaleen heads downstairs to move the Advent calendar onto a new day. It’s a little ritual of hers at this time of year. When she was small, there was a new treat in there for each day (good training that worked ) – and it’s […]

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