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A Letter from Ireland:
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Category Archives for Irish Culture & Customs

The Holy Wells of Ireland – Saints, Cures and Tradition (#501)

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Do you wonder what it takes to really get your Irish Family History research REALLY humming? We interviewed Irish-based genealogist – Jayne McGarvey – and asked her to share 3 signs that you are making progress as an Irish ancestry researcher.

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The Skellig Islands, Star Wars and an Irish Lent.

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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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The Irish Festival at the start of a Celtic Spring (#403)

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Do you know that there are 4 main Irish festivals to mark the turning of the year? In this episode we cover just one of those festivals that marks the start of a Celtic Spring. You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone by clicking on the play button above (the triangle with the […]

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A Celtic Festival to Celebrate

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St. Brigid of Ireland

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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When Laurel & Hardy came to Ireland.

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Something quite magical happened when Laurel & Hardy came to Ireland in September, 1953 – as they pulled into the port of Cobh in County Cork, the following happened…. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are most welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. Well, Christmas is well and truly in the rear view […]

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