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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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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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The Tribes of Galway.

Tribes of Galway

Have you ever heard of “The Tribes of Galway”? Maybe your family came from one of these tribes? When people talk about Irish names, they often use words like ‘clan’ or ‘sept’ or sometimes even ‘tribe’ (one of my favourites) to describe particular groups of families? Well, this morning we are going to have a […]

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