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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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From the Banks of the Rhine to the Banks of the Shannon

Were any of your ancestors Irish Palatines? There are many tales of connections between Ireland and Scotland, or Ireland and Spain, or Ireland and France, but what about Germany? In this letter, a special group of migrants will be discussed, those who left the land of the River Rhine to settle the land of the […]

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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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First Irish Meal in a Country Home.

The following is an Irish Story submitted by Chuck Real 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. First Irish […]

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Which Irish County Holds Your Irish Roots?

Which County in Ireland holds your Irish Roots? Everytime someone joins our “Letter from Ireland”, we ask the question: “Which County in Ireland did your Ancestors come from?” So far, we have had thousands of replies – and have built a list of 6470 entries. In the map above I have shown the distribution of […]

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