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Thomas Francis Meagher Escapes from Tasmania

Have you heard of Thomas Francis Meagher and his amazing achievements during his short life? Here we meet one of our readers in Tasmania – and he tells us all about how his ancestors helped Meagher with one of his most daring escapes. Céad Míle Fáilte – welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. […]

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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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The Surnames of County Waterford

Named by the Vikings for it’s lovely location on the water, the county of Waterford has long been a centre of trade.  This accounts for the variety of surnames that can be found in both the city of Waterford, and the county. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. Last […]

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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 Story of Irish Quakers, the Famine and Pennsylvania

Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. Well, the rain is coming down vertically as I write (that’s a change as the rain is often horizontal in these parts!). We were promised an “Indian Summer”, but I guess they did not specify the year. How is the weather in […]

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