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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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Do You Have This Problem Locating your Irish Surname?

Have you ever had problems locating your Irish surname in Ireland? Sometimes it’s down to the fact that some surnames can come from a number of separate locations in Ireland – as it was when we received this letter from one of our readers. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome once again to your very own […]

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The Elementary Truth Behind Some Irish Surnames

Sherlock film poster

Do you enjoy reading (or watching!) Sherlock Holmes novels and TV adaptations? You might be surprised at the Irish connections of the author – Arthur Conan Doyle. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. How are things in your part of the world today? Well, the rain has returned here […]

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Meet The Ulster Scots – The Ulster American Folk Park (#302)

Carina and a character in the folk park

Have you visited the Ulster American Folk park near Omagh in County Tyrone? Why not come along with us now as we take you on a tour of this fascinating place. You may even hear about one of your own ancestors. You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone by clicking on the play […]

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