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A Tale of Two Cities – The Tenement Museums of Dublin and New York (#408)

In the late 1800s, hundreds of thousands of Irish people moved into the Tenement Buildings of Dublin and New York. In this Podcast, we travel to the Tenement Museums of both Dublin and New York to get an insight into what life was like in these buildings for our Irish ancestors.

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

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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Meet The Ulster Scots – The Ulster American Folk Park (#302)

Carina and a character in the folk park

Have you visited the Ulster American Folk park near Omagh in County Tyrone? Why not come along with us now as we take you on a tour of this fascinating place. You may even hear about one of your own ancestors. You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone by clicking on the play […]

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Modern Slave Labour and The Magdalene Laundries

Magdalene Laundry

Have you ever heard of the Magdalene Laundries in Ireland? Just recently, President Higgins presided over an apology to some of the living survivors of these horrific institutions. Here is just one woman’s story. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. How are things in your part of […]

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The Stone Circles and Druids of Ireland

Ancient stone circle

Have you heard of the Druids of Ireland? Long before Christianity reached Ireland’s shores, there was a complex culture of beliefs involving the practices of law, medicine, and the oral tradition. In this letter we discuss the Druids, the ancient intellectual class of ancient Ireland. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from […]

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