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Where Did The Irish Come From? The Origins of the Irish.

The Origins of the Irish

Have you ever wondered about the origins of the Irish? In this letter, we look at the myths and stories that have endured down through the years – as well as visiting a very particular building in northern Spain associated with the Irish origin story. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are very welcome to this […]

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From the Banks of the Rhine to the Banks of the Shannon

Were any of your ancestors Irish Palatines? There are many tales of connections between Ireland and Scotland, or Ireland and Spain, or Ireland and France, but what about Germany? In this letter, a special group of migrants will be discussed, those who left the land of the River Rhine to settle the land of the […]

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Which part of the Irish Diaspora are you from?

Are you a member of the Irish Diaspora? When the people of a nation are dispersed and settle elsewhere, their descendants often keep a memory of their ancestral homeland. In this letter we will discuss how the diaspora of Ireland went to the four corners of the globe, but never lost their Irish identity. Céad […]

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A Drop of Irish Cognac – and a Wandering Story or Two.

Did you know that the first Cognac in France was bottled by an Irish family from the north of County Cork? Join us as we take a wander around their story and surname. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. We had a bit of a storm last […]

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