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An Irish Halloween – Stories from “Samhain” (#310)

Do you have some Irish Halloween stories in your family? Join us as we share some Irish Halloween memories and tell stories from this time of year known on the Celtic Calendar as “Samhain”. You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone by clicking on the play button above (the triangle with the circle […]

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From the Mouths of Babes – A Wonderful Irish Ancestry Resource (#304)

There is a wonderful Irish Ancestry Resource that many of us overlook when we are “scouring” the records for the smallest hint or connection. It also has the benefit of being very entertaining. See if you have used this resource in the past – or plan to in the future! You can listen to the […]

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Irish Sayings, Two Paddys and One Yank

Irish Sayings

Are you familiar with any Irish Sayings? Maybe you have a grandparent, or older family member, who was the keeper of family stories?  In this letter, we will share the importance of the Irish oral tradition of keeping such ancestral histories alive, whether as a teller of tales and sayings, or as a receiver of […]

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The Night of the Big Wind

Have you ever lived through a great storm, perhaps a hurricane or tornado? A storm passed through Ireland in 1839 that was so large people based their birthdays around whether they were born before or after its terrible destruction. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. How are […]

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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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