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The Streets of a Small Town in County Tipperary

In this letter we look at the usefulness of Commercial Directories in Ireland of the 1800s. These directories listed the owners of various establishments in given years across the towns and cities of Ireland. I hope you enjoy this example using the ancestral links of just one of our readers. Céad Míle Fáilte – welcome to […]

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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 – Australia – Introduction

Introduction – What is the Irish Ancestry Trail? Welcome! We’re delighted that you could join us as we make our way along the “Irish Ancestry Trail” in Australia – specifically the part to the south-east of the country comprising the states of Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania. So, what is the “Irish Ancestry Trail”? […]

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From the High King of Ireland to South Australia

Did any of your Irish ancestors descend from a High King of Ireland? Many Irish surnames have an association with the family groupings around Ireland’s ancient High Kings – here is the story of just one of them in a reader’s letter. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are very welcome to this week’s Letter […]

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An Irish Rebellion in Australia

Have you heard the story of this Irish Rebellion in Australia? In this letter from Ireland, we follow the path of many Irish immigrants to Australia, a new frontier filled with opportunity. For the recent arrivals, this relatively new country also needed some structuring to help it develop into the great democracy it is today. […]

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