Finding Your Irish Ancestral Homeland in Ireland (#838)

In this special Irish family history episode we take two letters from our Green Room members. We chat about the approach they should take to uncover more about their respective Irish ancestral homelands.

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Finding Your Irish Ancestral Homeland in Ireland (#838)

The first letter comes from one of our members in Australia and shares the story of her Irish ancestors. She wonders how to go about discovering their Irish ancestral homeland. Mike shares his approach – and comes up with a target destination!

In the second letter we chat about how people often jump back to the Irish records too soon – and often jump to incorrect conclusions. Mike takes a letter from a member from the USA. They are sure that their ancestor originated in County Cork – but Mike points out that some of the evidence just does not stack up. He shows how it is worthwhile going back to basics to find the real origin for your Irish ancestry.

We also have Irish songs of emigration to provide some (additional) entertainment along the way.

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Letters Featured in This Episode:

Music Featured in This Episode:

  • “Shores of Botany Bay” performed by The Irish Rovers.
  • “Thousands are Sailing” performed by The Pogues.
  • “Galway Bay” performed by Bing Crosby.

The Letter from Ireland Show is a weekly podcast that goes out each Thursday from our cottage in County Cork. Tune in to this episode – and dive straight in to a bit of Irish caint, ceóil agus craic (conversation, music and craic!).

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This Episode on Irish Ancestral Homelands is Brought to You by:

The Green Room! The Green Room is run by Irish people, out of Ireland – and focused on people of Irish ancestry all over the world. We know Irish culture, history, the language – and many of the issues people have with understanding complex Irish Heritage and Ancestry. While genealogy record sites bring you part of the way – we’ll bring you all the way home! So, break down those Irish Ancestry Brick Walls when you join today – see all about the Green Room here.

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Slán for now, Mike and Carina.

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