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The Irish Language and a Terrible Story of Injustice

The Irish Language is still freely spoken in the western region of Ireland by many inhabitants, as it was the last region of Ireland to be colonised. However, in the late 1800s this lack of knowledge of the English language came to harm a resident of Galway. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are very welcome […]

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The Last Resident of an Irish Island

Surrounding the shores of the Isle of Ireland are many smaller Irish islands, each with their own unique heritage, surnames and customs. As the need for jobs and opportunities have forced the islanders to the mainland, the smaller islands struggle to remain populated. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. […]

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Many Have Loved Your Moments of Glad Grace

One of the world’s best loved poets is Ireland’s own William Butler Yeats. In this letter, we will meet the Muse behind his works, Maud Gonne, an actress, revolutionary, and supporter to the cause of a Irish National culture. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are welcome to the Letter from Ireland for this week! […]

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Irish Surnames and Their Counties

Do you have Irish surnames in your family tree? If the answer is yes, then read on – and discover more about the surnames of Ireland, where they come from – and see if you can spot some of your Irish surnames. When a new reader signs up for our weekly Letter from Ireland – we […]

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My Irish Surnames and Other Animals

Do you have an Irish Animal Surname in your family tree? The people of Ireland have long had a strong connection with the animals they share their island with. Part of being an agricultural community is living in harmony with the creatures you raise, and depend on for survival. This important relationship has seeped into […]

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