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Irish Civil Records – and the Origins of One Irish Grandmother

Carina and a character in the folk park

Have you used the Irish Civil Records recently? These Irish Civil Records (Births, Marriages and Deaths) are a very useful way to track down the origins of one of your Irish ancestors – and most are both available online and for free! See how we recently used them in this reader’s letter from Ireland. Céad […]

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Beautiful Maureen O’Hara and 3 Irish Surnames

Red Hair

There have been some great Irish Hollywood stars down through the years – but Maureen O’Hara with her red hair, natural beauty and strong personality stands out for most us as one of the greats. In this letter we get Maureen to help us explain all about a number of Irish surnames in her heritage. […]

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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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Many Have Loved Your Moments of Glad Grace

One of the world’s best loved poets is Ireland’s own William Butler Yeats. In this letter, we will meet the Muse behind his works, Maud Gonne, an actress, revolutionary, and supporter to the cause of a Irish National culture. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are welcome to the Letter from Ireland for this week! […]

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One Last Trip Back to Ireland

Do you have a special reason for wanting to make a trip to Ireland, other than having a holiday? In this letter, we will hear from a reader who needed to make a very special pilgrimage to the land her mother was from. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for […]

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