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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

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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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Animal Rights and Humanity Dick

Have you ever wondered when the idea of “Animal Rights” first came to people’s minds? Many a home in Ireland is graced with canine and feline residents, and often there is livestock that help provide a family’s living. In this letter, we will read about how the rules for proper treatment of animals originated through […]

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Which part of the Irish Diaspora are you from?

Are you a member of the Irish Diaspora? When the people of a nation are dispersed and settle elsewhere, their descendants often keep a memory of their ancestral homeland. In this letter we will discuss how the diaspora of Ireland went to the four corners of the globe, but never lost their Irish identity. Céad […]

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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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