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Irish Civil Records – and the Origins of One Irish Grandmother

Carina and a character in the folk park

Have you used the Irish Civil Records recently? These Irish Civil Records (Births, Marriages and Deaths) are a very useful way to track down the origins of one of your Irish ancestors – and most are both available online and for free! See how we recently used them in this reader’s letter from Ireland. Céad […]

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Find the places of your Irish Ancestors – An Irish Historical Map.

This is an Irish Historical Map that will show you just what the environment, and life, was like for your Irish ancestor up to the late 1800s. The map was also the result of a country-wide survey that sucsessfully preserved the names of many of our townlands across Ireland. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are […]

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A Journey from Ireland to Scotland

Bagpipes

Side by side with only a bit of sea between, the countries of Ireland and Scotland have many shared histories. In this letter we will celebrate one of Scotland’s finest treasures, the gifted poet Robert Burns, for whom the holiday Burns Night is celebrated. Céad Míle Failte and you are very welcome to your Letter […]

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A Different Sort of Irish Music

Irish music

Are you a fan of Irish music? Today, we have something a bit different as we look at the music of one man who had his roots in the north of Ireland. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. How are you doing in your part of the […]

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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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