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The Skellig Islands, Star Wars and an Irish Lent.

Have seen Ireland’s Skellig Islands feature in the most recent Star Wars movies? But, did you know there is also a strong connection between this place and Lent which precedes Easter. And, it’s not what you may think! Read on to find out more. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. Earlier […]

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A Celtic Festival to Celebrate

Imbolc

Have you heard of the following Celtic Festival that celebrates the arrival of Spring? Maybe you even celebrate it yourself? Our shared Irish ancestors had a lot of traditions around this festival – and the Saint who became associated with this time of year in Christian times. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter […]

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An Irish Halloween – Stories from “Samhain” (#310)

Do you have some Irish Halloween stories in your family? Join us as we share some Irish Halloween memories and tell stories from this time of year known on the Celtic Calendar as “Samhain”. You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone by clicking on the play button above (the triangle with the circle […]

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From the Mouths of Babes – A Wonderful Irish Ancestry Resource (#304)

There is a wonderful Irish Ancestry Resource that many of us overlook when we are “scouring” the records for the smallest hint or connection. It also has the benefit of being very entertaining. See if you have used this resource in the past – or plan to in the future! You can listen to the […]

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Do You Like this Irish Folklore collection?

Have you ever seen the National Irish Folklore schools collection? This is a very special resource that can be used to discover just what life was like for your Irish ancestors – the customs, work habits and more. In this letter we look at the story of just one of our readers – and show […]

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