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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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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…

Irish Homelands – County Monaghan

Welcome to this Irish Homelands feature as we are head to the north-east of Ireland – to County Monaghan!

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The Easter Rising, 1916

The following are the words contained in the proclamation: IRISHMEN AND IRISHWOMEN: In the name of God and of the dead generations from which she receives her old tradition of nationhood, Ireland, through us, summons her children to her flag and strikes for her freedom. Having organised and trained her manhood through her secret revolutionary…

Tribes of Galway

Irish Homelands – County Galway

Welcome to this Irish Homelands feature  - where we are travel to the west of Ireland – to County Galway!

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