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

The Hedge School Teachers of Ireland

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Do you have any school teachers in your family tree?  Perhaps they have fond memories of the hallowed halls in which they taught, the ordered classrooms, fully stocked with the supplies of a good education. In this letter, we will visit a humbler school setting, that was the only option for many Irish schoolteachers during […]

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An Irish Mentor

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Have you ever had an Irish Mentor in your life? In this letter, we look at the story of one such man – a very special mentor to Carina at a time when it was well needed! Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are very welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. It’s a bring […]

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2 Tales about Religion in Ireland (#105)

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Welcome to Season 1, Episode 5 of the Letter from Ireland Show. In this episode, Carina and Mike Collins look at Religion in Ireland! But, don’t worry – we’ll bring it to life by taking two stories with two remarkable individuals at the heart of each story.   We are delighted to bring you Episode 5 of The Letter […]

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Irish Whiskey – A Drop of the “Water of Life” (#103)

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Welcome to Season 1, Episode 3 of the Letter from Ireland Show. In this episode, Carina and Mike Collins take a wander along the “Story of Irish Whiskey” – but ending up in “The Green Fields of France”.   We are delighted to bring you the third episode of The Letter from Ireland Show – a weekly podcast […]

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Have You Ever Had a Drop of Irish Whiskey?

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Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this weeks’ Letter from Ireland. It’s a lovely crisp, sunny morning here in County Cork as I write. I do hope the weather is treating you kindly wherever you are in the world. I’ve just poured a cup of Barry’s tea for myself – I do hope you’ll […]

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