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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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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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Ulster Scots and the First Great Migration

Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland. We’ve just come out the other end of a “soft” week (in Ireland, “soft” is often used as a replacement word for “wet”). Things are brightening up for the morning here in Cork and we might even get out and about a little later […]

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From Milltown to Milltown Cemetery, Belfast.

Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland. It’s a beautiful autumn’s morning here in Cork. Early morning mists that burn off by about 10 – a really unique time of the year. I hope the weather is at least as nice wherever you may be today. I do hope you are […]

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I Was Born in Belfast.

The following is an Irish Story submitted by Karen Jarocki as part of our 2015 Reader Story competition. The winner of the competition will be announced on February 14, 2015. Please do feel free to leave your comments, questions – and encouragement! in the comment section at the end of the story. ~Mike Collins. I Was […]

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