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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 Genealogy – An Irish Family History Research Guide (#404)

Do you know where to start with your Irish Family History Research? Irish Genealogy has it’s quirks as you may have discovered! In this episode we bring you around our new Green Room Research Wheel that we have recently launched for our Green Room members. You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone by […]

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The Convict Irish in Australia – A Trip to Van Diemen’s Land (#401)

Rowan Gillespie Hobart

Were any of your Irish ancestors shipped to Australia as convicts? Join us as we travel around Tasmania off the south coast of Australia – a place known to many of our Irish ancestors as “Van Diemen’s Land”. You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone by clicking on the play button above (the […]

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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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