From an Irish Cottage to a Castle – A Journey into one Woman’s Hidden Past (#308)

Carina never knew the surname that her paternal grandmother was born with - she only knew to call her "Granny"! So, we decided to find out a little more. What did we discover? Well, join us in this episode of the Letter from Ireland show as we go on a voyage of discovery - starting in a small shop in the Irish countryside - then on to a cottage on the fringes of Cork City - before finishing up at a grand castle.

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From an Irish Cottage to a Castle – A Journey into one Woman’s Hidden Past (#308)

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Welcome to Season 3, Episode 8 of the Letter from Ireland Show.

Carina never knew the surname that her paternal grandmother was born with – she only knew to call her “Granny”! So, we decided to find out a little more. What did we discover? Well, join us in this episode of the Letter from Ireland show as we go on a voyage of discovery – starting in a small shop in the Irish countryside – then on to a cottage on the fringes of Cork City – before finishing up at a grand castle.

There are lots of surprises along the way – and lots of mysteries solved also! This is a story that is both personal and universal, one that reaches from the present into the ancient past – maybe you have a story (or mystery) just like this one in your Irish family tree? Want to find out? Well, join us now as we start by asking Carina just what she knows – and does not know – about her “Granny Cronin”.

Then, we hit the road and the records to find out more. We know you’ll enjoy this journey!

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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