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Irish Sayings, Two Paddys and One Yank

Irish Sayings

Are you familiar with any Irish Sayings? Maybe you have a grandparent, or older family member, who was the keeper of family stories?  In this letter, we will share the importance of the Irish oral tradition of keeping such ancestral histories alive, whether as a teller of tales and sayings, or as a receiver of […]

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The Night of the Big Wind

Have you ever lived through a great storm, perhaps a hurricane or tornado? A storm passed through Ireland in 1839 that was so large people based their birthdays around whether they were born before or after its terrible destruction. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. How are […]

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Have you heard of The Irish Banshee?

The season of Halloween, or Samhain in Ireland, is associated with early darkness, rising wind, falling leaves, and the fear of “spooks” on the prowl . In this letter we discuss the role of the legendary howling voice of Samhain, the Banshee. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland! We’ve […]

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The Tailor and Ansty – An Irish Storyteller

Do you have a Seanchaí, or Irish storyteller, in your family? Someone that everyone gathers around at family events to be entertained and enlightened? In this letter we’ll visit with an Irish storyteller that people would travel miles to share the hearth with. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to the Letter from Ireland for this […]

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A Special Saint Patrick’s Day Message to all of our readers

A very Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to all of our readers and friends! We are delighted to share with you a very special Saint Patrick’s Day message for all the readers of A Letter from Ireland – it comes from the President of the Republic of Ireland – Michael D. Higgins. He has sent on the […]

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