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Tales of West Cork – Will You Come to an Irish Hooley? (#303)

Beautiful Irish House by the sea

In 2017 we held the first gathering of our Green Room members in Ireland – which we called “The Green Room Hooley”. It was a tremendous success and we are now planning our next gathering, based around the town of Bantry in County Cork. In this Podcast episode we share some special memories – and […]

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Come Down to the Irish Pub

Irish surnames

Here is a Family History revolving around an Irish Pub. There is a lot of literature on the plight of the people who had to leave Ireland for various reasons, and not as much on the peoples who migrated to Ireland. In this letter, we will focus on one town in Cork, and look at […]

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Shackleton and St. Brendan – Irish Explorers who Took on The World (#112)

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 12 of the Letter from Ireland Show. In this episode, Carina looks at two stories of Irish explorers who took on the world. They were born centuries apart, but that spirit of adventure comes through in both of these letters.  We are delighted to bring you Episode 12 of The Letter […]

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A Remarkable Story at the Back of an Irish Pub.

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Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland! It’s an August weekend morning here in County Cork – and the middle of a public holiday weekend, so there is a relaxed feeling on the roads and all about. In times gone by, it used to be the start of the “builder’s holiday”. Our […]

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Pete MacCarthy – Always Visit a Pub with Your Name over the Door (#104)

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Welcome to Season 1, Episode 4 of the Letter from Ireland Show. In this episode, Carina and Mike Collins follow the journey of a man who “always went into an Irish Pub” with his name over the door. We then go to back of one of these pubs – and find a remarkable story.   We are […]

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