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From The Vikings to The Normans (#737)

In this episode we look at the journey taken by a branch of Vikings and their establishment of a Dukedom in what became known as “Normandy” in northern France. We…

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All God’s Creatures Have a Place in the Choir – (#701)

In this episode we look at many of the Irish surnames, music and stories that feature the names of many of these animals. We also hear the story of an Irishman who had a special place to play in the protection of animals with the founding of the Royal Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in the UK – as well as lots of Irish music to enjoy along the way!

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The Evolution of Irish Surnames – Where your Irish Surname fits

When we look at Irish surnames today, it’s easy to get confused when we see names that appear to have several different spellings, some look very English or Scottish –…

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A Creative Mind Born of a Pandemic – (#603)

We are (hopefully) at the closing stages of a pandemic as I write. However, our ancestors had to endure many pandemics and famines through the centuries – and all without the same access to medicines we enjoy today. Today’s show is all about one famous Irish author whose mother had to endure a pandemic in her native Sligo town before heading off for a new life in Dublin.

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Letter from Ireland Magazine (September/October, 2019)

Welcome to the Letter from Ireland Magazine for March/April, 2019. In this issue you will find features on: Saint Patrick and following in his footsteps, County Mayo – a Homelands feature, using Irish Records for your Irish ancestry research and much more.

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