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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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Molly Brown and The Titanic – An Irish Story.

We often get stories in from readers who recall a member of their family who ALMOST travelled on the Titanic’s ill-fated maiden voyage. Here is the story of one Irish lady who lived to tell the tale – and go on to great things. A lady by the name of Molly Brown.

Irish Homelands – County Westmeath

Welcome to this Irish Homelands feature as we head to County Westmeath for an on-the-ground research into our members ancestry!

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The Journey of an Irish Royal Family.

Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. We’ve just passed the 1st of May – and the weather is finally turning milder around here – and bringing the rain. But, what of it, Ireland has a “Green” reputation for a reason! I’m having a cup of tea made…

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The Fighting Irish – Is Your Irish Surname Mentioned Here?

Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland this week. Well, the early summer is truly underway here in this part of Ireland. The cherry and apple blossoms are coming to an end, to be replaced by that beautiful light shade of green you see in the trees. A great time of…

3 Steps to Tracing Your Irish Ancestry Back to Ireland

Do you ever wonder where your ancestors came from in Ireland? Maybe you already know the county? If you already know the specific house in the specific village or townland, then you’re one of the lucky ones. Many people of Irish ancestry often come across no more than record or gravestone that simply states “Born…