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Thomas Francis Meagher Escapes from Tasmania

Have you heard of Thomas Francis Meagher and his amazing achievements during his short life? Here we meet one of our readers in Tasmania – and he tells us all about how his ancestors helped Meagher with one of his most daring escapes. Céad Míle Fáilte – welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. […]

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Anglo Norman Surnames – Following the Norman Trail to Ireland (#402)

Do you have any Anglo Norman surnames in your Irish Family Tree? Then join us now as we talk about some of these Irish surnames and follow the Norman trail all the way back to Ireland. You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone by clicking on the play button above (the triangle with […]

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The Convict Irish in Australia – A Trip to Van Diemen’s Land (#401)

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Were any of your Irish ancestors shipped to Australia as convicts? Join us as we travel around Tasmania off the south coast of Australia – a place known to many of our Irish ancestors as “Van Diemen’s Land”. You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone by clicking on the play button above (the […]

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Do You Have an Irish Saint in Your Family Tree?

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Have you ever wondered if you have an Irish Saint in your family tree? Here is one Irish family that had both a Saint AND a Martyr in their family tree – and I know that many of our readers are descended from this one Irish family. I’m sipping on a glass of water from […]

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Irish Ancestry Trail – Australia – Introduction

Introduction – What is the Irish Ancestry Trail? Welcome! We’re delighted that you could join us as we make our way along the “Irish Ancestry Trail” in Australia – specifically the part to the south-east of the country comprising the states of Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania. So, what is the “Irish Ancestry Trail”? […]

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