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Category Archives for County Kilkenny

Irish Ancestry Trail – Canada – Newfoundland

Newfoundland. We landed in St. John’s, Newfoundland at 11.00am local time. Just 3.5 hours behind Ireland (Cork, actually) – and the 5 hour plane trip was quite a lot less than our ancestors had to endure. I must say (unlike the photo below – which was taken later in the week) – the environment looked […]

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Saint Nicholas of Kilkenny

Children the world over await the arrival of Saint Nicholas at Christmastime, envisioning his arrival by sleigh from some secret homeland at the North Pole. In this letter we will visit Kilkenny, the possible resting place of the actual Saint Nicholas. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are very welcome to your Letter from Ireland […]

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The Life, Plays and Wisdom of George Bernard Shaw

Many people have a notable quote that has motivated, or inspired them in life. In this letter, we will visit the work of Irish playwright and social commentator George Bernard Shaw, who created countless memorable quotes to live by. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are very welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. How […]

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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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Two Irish Women

The following is an Irish Story submitted by Mary Tarrant 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. Two Irish […]

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