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Hi, we're Mike and Carina. We travel Ireland and the Irish ancestral trails of the world, connect with people of Irish descent and share the resulting stories, photos, videos and podcasts with you.

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Syracuse Traffic Lights - The Irish Traffic Lights of Syracuse

The Irish Traffic Lights of Syracuse

It’s Easter Sunday morning as I write this letter and as we say in Ireland on such a day: “The sun in dancing in the sky!” Happy Easter to you and your family! We’re still on our Irish/UK roadtrip at the moment – travelling between the cities of Liverpool and Bristol. Over the next two…

Irish Flag Tricolour Flag jpg - Thomas Francis Meagher - an Irish Name Spelled Two Ways.

Thomas Francis Meagher – an Irish Name Spelled Two Ways.

Have you ever been frustrated when you see an Irish surname spelled many different ways? I’m sure you have one or two of these in your Irish family tree. One of our readers, Chris Grissom, asked the following: “I have found there are several convergences of “Meagher” and “Maher” in researching my family. This is…

Statue of Annie Moore

The Story of Two Irish Immigrants.

How are things in your part of the world today? I’m delighted to introduce another reader’s “Letter of the Month”. We get so many stories each week, it seems a pity not to share some of the best.  So, congratulations to Kevin Nolan who shared the following letter. “Hi Mike, I’m the product of a…

Simon OFlynn - Irish Naming Patterns

Irish Naming Patterns

Do Irish naming patterns work for you? Have you ever reached a stumbling block in your ancestry research? In this letter will will discuss a built in set of clues left by many of our Irish ancestors, hidden in the pattern of how they named their children.

Happy Christmas - Christmas in Ireland - Tales from an Irish Home (#119)

Christmas in Ireland – Tales from an Irish Home (#119)

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 19 of the Letter from Ireland Show. In this episode we look at two stories about Christmas in Ireland – the second letter is all about Christmas traditions in Ireland, but before that we look at the unusual tale of an Irish Santa Claus!