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The One-Armed Wonderboy of Oriel

From the region of Ireland once known as “Airgialla” – later know as “Oriel”, there emerged a soccer player whose skill and prowess at the game was not diminished by the fact that he had only one arm. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. How are things in your […]

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Saint Brigid and The Story of a Remembered Soldier

Imbolc

In Ireland and Scotland, there are many surnames that are derived from the names of Saints. Coming up on February 1st – Saint Brigid’s Day – it seems a good time to tell the story of one man who held a surname after the saint. In this letter, will go back in time to when […]

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The Story of Two Irish Immigrants.

Statue of Annie Moore

Does this Story of an Irish Immigrant sound familiar to you? In this letter we will start a new feature of introducing a “Letter of the Month”, where a member gets to share their Irish Journey with the Letter from Ireland community. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this […]

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Green, White and the Orange Order

Do you have a favourite colour that you like to wear? In this letter, we look at the Orange Order – and visit a part of Ireland where the colour your choose to wear, symbolises your family’s history and heritage. Imagine green being republican, orange being unionist, and white to signify the peace between the […]

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3 Steps to Tracing Your Irish Ancestry Back to Ireland

Tracing your Irish Ancestry back to Ireland can feel like quite a daunting task. Here, we see a 3 -Step process that you can use to structure your search. Do you ever wonder where your ancestors came from in Ireland? Maybe you already know the county? If you already know the specific house in the […]

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