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Where to Start Searching for Your Irish Ancestor

Have hit a block wall searching for an Irish ancestor? Many people jump over to the Irish records and little too soon – sometimes it is better to gather ALL of the records available in your home country before making the leap “across the pond”. Here is a conversation with one of our readers to […]

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The Skellig Islands, Star Wars and an Irish Lent.

Have seen Ireland’s Skellig Islands feature in the most recent Star Wars movies? But, did you know there is also a strong connection between this place and Lent which precedes Easter. And, it’s not what you may think! Read on to find out more. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. Earlier […]

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The Delightful Butter Roads of Old Ireland

Have you ever heard of The Butter Roads of old Ireland? Maybe you’ve travelled along one or two? It’s likely that a few of your ancestors would have used these important (and scenic!) road networks in Ireland of the early 1800s. See what you think!   Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s […]

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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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Shackleton and St. Brendan – Irish Explorers who Took on The World (#112)

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 12 of the Letter from Ireland Show. In this episode, Carina looks at two stories of Irish explorers who took on the world. They were born centuries apart, but that spirit of adventure comes through in both of these letters.  We are delighted to bring you Episode 12 of The Letter […]

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