A Letter from Ireland:

Category Archives for Irish Europe

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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A Drop of Irish Cognac – and a Wandering Story or Two.

Did you know that the first Cognac in France was bottled by an Irish family from the north of County Cork? Join us as we take a wander around their story and surname. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. We had a bit of a storm last […]

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How The Irish Saved Civilisation

Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland. The weather has broken here in Cork over the last couple of days – we had the first rainfall for a month and it’s back to being cool in the morning and evenings. But, what of it! The heat and sunshine was a nice, unexpected […]

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Connecting With Your Irish Cousins

Beautiful Irish coast

Céad Míle Fáilte from County Kerry this morning – I’m writing to you from a place known as the “Homestead of the Rocks” – or Ballinskelligs as it is more usually known. The “rocks” in question are the wonderful and unique Skellig Rocks off the coast of County Kerry. Maybe you’ve been here? Looking out […]

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My Irish Ancestry Wishlist

Do you have an Irish Ancestry “Wishlist”? A few weeks back, I sent a Letter from Ireland out to all of our subscribers around the word and asked “Which of these do you want more than anything?” I then gave a list of hopes, wishes and dreams that our readers have been sending to me over the […]

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