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One Listener’s Story – A Letter from Australia to Ireland (#208)

So many people left Ireland for Australia in the early to late 1800s. Some were sent for “seven long years transportation” while others went of their own accord to seek a better life. Here we have just one story connecting so many threads between Australia and a County in Ireland. You can listen to the […]

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Irish Vikings – A Walk on the Viking Meadow

Do you have any “Irish Vikings” in your family tree? Have you ever taken a walk on “The Viking Meadow”? That is the translation for Wicklow Town on the east coast of Ireland. The town also gives County Wicklow it’s name. So what is all this about Vikings? Do read on…. Céad Míle Fáilte – […]

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A Letter from Australia to Ireland

While the people of Ireland migrated to the four corners of the world, one destination was picked for many of them, the far-off land of Australia.  In this letter, we meet a reader who shares the story of her family’s journey from Wicklow to Melbourne. Céad Míle Failte and you are very welcome to this […]

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Elvis Presley and the Shillelagh

When the Irish immigrated to the four corners of the earth, they brought a portable piece of home with them, their music. In this letter we will visit how Irish folk music has gone on to influence musical movements the world over, even producing one Elvis Presley in America. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome […]

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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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