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Daniel McDonald – Painting Ireland During the Famine

Art can provide a visual portal to a time in history that has otherwise faded from collective memory.  In this letter we look at the work of a young Irish painter – Daniel McDonald – who provoked his contemporaries with a revolutionary topic, that still stirs the modern viewer. Céad Míle Fáilte – you are […]

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Let us Gaze at the Moon and Stars: Agnes Mary Clerke

Long has mankind been fascinated with the Moon, filling up the night sky like a beacon to the vast unexplored regions beyond our planet. In this letter we will be introduced to a young girl from Skibbereen, Cork, whose fascination with astronomy led to a career that contributed directly to space exploration, and walking on […]

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An Irish Dracula.

What do I mean by an Irish Dracula? Well, we’re coming up on the feast of Samhain here in Ireland – also known as Halloween! It’s a time when the space between light and dark gets blurred, the fires go on and stories come out to delight, entertain and frighten children of all ages! One […]

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The Life, Plays and Wisdom of George Bernard Shaw

Many people have a notable quote that has motivated, or inspired them in life. In this letter, we will visit the work of Irish playwright and social commentator George Bernard Shaw, who created countless memorable quotes to live by. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are very welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. How […]

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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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