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A Journey into Irish DNA

Have you taken a trip into discovering more about your Irish DNA? The DNA phenomenon that has swept the globe has resulted in a new tool for genealogy research, and a potential key for unlocking ancestry mysteries. However, this new craze may have mixed results and findings. Céad Míle Fáilte– and welcome to this week’s […]

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Four Irish-Canadian Stories

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The Irish Canadians. When the Irish were forced to embark from their homeland, many think of America, England, or Australia as the ports where they landed. In this letter, we will visit the land of Canada, which was the migratory destination of 5 million people of Irish descent. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are […]

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Is There Such a thing as Irish DNA?

Is your Irish ancestry in your DNA? What influences make up your cultural identity? Is it the DNA you are born with (your nature), or is it the way in which you were raised (or nurtured)? In this letter, we will cover a common debate about what factors make us Irish. Céad Míle Fáilte – […]

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Holland and the Irish Submarine

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Have you ever heard of an “Irish Submarine”? Anyone who grew up by the seaside knows the “pull of the ocean”,  and often can operate a boat before they can drive a car. In this letter we will meet a man whose childhood on the coast of Clare, led him to explore under the sea, […]

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Animal Rights and Humanity Dick

Have you ever wondered when the idea of “Animal Rights” first came to people’s minds? Many a home in Ireland is graced with canine and feline residents, and often there is livestock that help provide a family’s living. In this letter, we will read about how the rules for proper treatment of animals originated through […]

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