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The Man Behind the Atlas of the Irish Revolution

The “Atlas of the Irish Revolution” followed on from “The Atlas of the Irish Famine” as a surprise Irish History and Heritage best-seller. And no wonder! Both are wonderful volumes that bring so much of our recent history to life. In this interview we chat with Mike Collins, Publication Director with Cork University Press about […]

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Modern Slave Labour and The Magdalene Laundries

Magdalene Laundry

Have you ever heard of the Magdalene Laundries in Ireland? Just recently, President Higgins presided over an apology to some of the living survivors of these horrific institutions. Here is just one woman’s story. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. How are things in your part of […]

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Welcome to Jack’s World – An Irish Obituary

An Irish Obituary. When writing a memorial of a loved one’s life, there can be few higher praises then “it was a life well lived”.  How is that measured? In the story of one Irishman that follows, the life lived was one that shared many common values and traits that readers may recognise in their […]

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An Irish Song in London Town

Generations of Irish have crossed the Irish Sea in search of better jobs and opportunities in England. This migration, and separation from home, has inspired some beautiful music to be written by those homesick for Ireland. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are very welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. How are things in […]

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Philomena

A letter from ireland

Do you have any ancestors with the name of Philomena? One painful chapter for Ireland involves the forceful adoption of children whose unmarried mothers were not allowed to keep them. In this letter we meet Philomena Lee, who as a young girl was made to give up her son, and whose story went on to […]

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