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An Irish Boat to New Brunswick.

Before the arrival of airplanes, our Irish ancestors had to travel rough seas to get to any other location from their isle. Some passages were especially harrowing, and caused premature disembarkments to lands that were not the original destination of the voyage. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this […]

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An Irish Dracula.

What do I mean by an Irish Dracula? Well, we’re coming up on the feast of Samhain here in Ireland – also known as Halloween! It’s a time when the space between light and dark gets blurred, the fires go on and stories come out to delight, entertain and frighten children of all ages! One […]

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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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A Drop of Irish Cognac – and a Wandering Story or Two.

Did you know that the first Cognac in France was bottled by an Irish family from the north of County Cork? Join us as we take a wander around their story and surname. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. We had a bit of a storm last […]

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Wild Atlantic Way Ireland – Join us on a Long, Slow Trip.

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 Join us on a journey around the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland. From April 2014, we are slowly making our way up the west coast of Ireland. Starting in Kinsale in County Cork and finishing in the Inishowen peninsula in Derry City. As we go along, we are looking at the scenery, exploring the music, visiting the […]

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