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An Irishman and the 99th Regiment of Foot.

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Many Irishmen joined the British military in the 1800s – here we have the story of one Irishman who joined the 99th Regiment of Foot. They started their family life in County Offaly and ended up accompanying a convict ship with the regiment to Australia. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland […]

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Have you Visited the Irish Famine Museum?

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Many of our shared ancestors left Ireland because of the Great Irish Famine. Here is the story of just one of those locations that was severely affected – and it became the site for the Irish Famine Museum today.   Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. If […]

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From Ireland to Scotland – A Tale for Burns Night (#201)

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You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone by clicking on the play button above (the triangle with the circle around it). You can also download the show onto your computer by clicking on the download symbol. Enjoy! Episode Summary: Welcome to Season 2, Episode 1 of the Letter from Ireland Show. In this […]

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An Irish Placename Travels Abroad to the City of Baltimore.

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Did you ever wonder where your town got its name? Does it have a twin city with the same name, in another part of the world? In this letter, we will see how Irish town names often travelled with Irish immigrants to the far off places they settled. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to […]

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Irish Vikings – A Walk on the Viking Meadow

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Do you have any “Irish Vikings” in your family tree? Have you ever taken a walk on “The Viking Meadow”? That is the translation for Wicklow Town on the east coast of Ireland. The town also gives County Wicklow it’s name. So what is all this about Vikings? Do read on…. Céad Míle Fáilte – […]

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