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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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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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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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The Surnames of County Wexford

These are the surnames of our readers whose ancestors came from County Wexford. Is your County Wexford surname here? Like to add your  County Wexford surname to our list? Just  – and we’ll let you know how to join in the fun.

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Did your family live in a castle?

Did your Gaelic/Norman family occupy a castle in Ireland at some stage? Tower castle building was introduced to Ireland by the Normans on their arrival in the 1200s. This type of castle is quite rare in England and Wales – but you will find them in the more “dangerous” parts of the world – Ireland […]

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