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The Stone Circles and Druids of Ireland

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Have you heard of the Druids of Ireland? Long before Christianity reached Ireland’s shores, there was a complex culture of beliefs involving the practices of law, medicine, and the oral tradition. In this letter we discuss the Druids, the ancient intellectual class of ancient Ireland. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from […]

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The Brehon Families of Ireland – Is Your Surname Here?

Céad Míle Failte wherever you are – from County Cork. The weather has broken a bit today – lots of cloud around, but still nice and warm. Hope it’s good wherever you are. Have you ever had a “run-in” with the law where you live? Just last week we got our first 2 “penalty points” […]

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Irish Surname Update – June 2014

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One of the things we invite our readers to do when they sign up for the Letter from Ireland is to pass on the Irish Surnames names of their ancestors and the counties they come from (if known). We have been doing this since April 2013 and we now have over 7000 individual entries on […]

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Did your Family Live in an Irish Castle?

I often get asked – “did my family own Irish Castles?” It’s the ultimate fairy tale – Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses all living in beautiful old castles.

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