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One Last Trip Back to Ireland

Do you have a special reason for wanting to make a trip to Ireland, other than having a holiday? In this letter, we will hear from a reader who needed to make a very special pilgrimage to the land her mother was from. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for […]

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From County Down to the Wuthering Heights of Yorkshire

The words “Wuthering Heights” immediately bring to mind images of gothic romance on the moors of England.  In this letter, we will map the connections that the creation of that timeless story, and a song that celebrates it, have to the counties of Down and Waterford in Ireland. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to […]

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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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Ulster Scots and the First Great Migration

Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland. We’ve just come out the other end of a “soft” week (in Ireland, “soft” is often used as a replacement word for “wet”). Things are brightening up for the morning here in Cork and we might even get out and about a little later […]

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Saint Patricks Day: Looking into Saint Patrick’s Mirror

We’re getting ready for Saint Patricks Day in these parts – here is one of our Letters from Ireland from last year (you can sign up for your very own Letter from Ireland here): Céad Míle Failte from County Cork—and I hope you are keeping well on a lovely mild Sunday morning here in the […]

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