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When Laurel & Hardy came to Ireland.

Something quite magical happened when Laurel & Hardy came to Ireland in September, 1953 – as they pulled into the port of Cobh in County Cork, the following happened…. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are most welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. Well, Christmas is well and truly in the rear view […]

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Do You Have a Rare Irish Surname in your family Tree?

Do you have a rare Irish surname in your Irish family tree? The good news is that these rare names can make it a little easier to pinpoint locations and additional family members in Ireland – as the following reader discovered. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland – the very […]

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Find the places of your Irish Ancestors – An Irish Historical Map.

This is an Irish Historical Map that will show you just what the environment, and life, was like for your Irish ancestor up to the late 1800s. The map was also the result of a country-wide survey that sucsessfully preserved the names of many of our townlands across Ireland. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are […]

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Is This The Best Irish Memorial Ever?

How would you like to be remembered? In this letter, we have an example of what may be the best type of Irish Memorial – the type where a song or poem is recorded about your character and exploits. Although, the end result may not always accurately reflect how you lived! Céad Míle Fáilte – and […]

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Where Did The Irish Come From? The Origins of the Irish.

The Origins of the Irish

Have you ever wondered about the origins of the Irish? In this letter, we look at the myths and stories that have endured down through the years – as well as visiting a very particular building in northern Spain associated with the Irish origin story. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are very welcome to this […]

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