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Irish Surnames and Their Counties

Do you have Irish surnames in your family tree? If the answer is yes, then read on – and discover more about the surnames of Ireland, where they come from – and see if you can spot some of your Irish surnames. When a new reader signs up for our weekly Letter from Ireland – we […]

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Which part of the Irish Diaspora are you from?

Are you a member of the Irish Diaspora? When the people of a nation are dispersed and settle elsewhere, their descendants often keep a memory of their ancestral homeland. In this letter we will discuss how the diaspora of Ireland went to the four corners of the globe, but never lost their Irish identity. Céad […]

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Do You Have an Irish Mammy in Your Life?

Many people have a family matriarch (or an Irish Mammy!), a strong woman whose opinions and guidance shaped the lives of those around her. In this letter, we will be introduced to one Irish Mammy whose exploits formed a character that came to represent a generation of women. Céad Míle Fáilte – you are very […]

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Admiral William Brown of County Mayo

We love to tell stories of people who left Ireland, and then went on to achieve amazing things during their lives. In County Mayo, you will find the village of Foxford. Out of that village came one Admiral William Brown. This is his story. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. […]

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Molly Brown and The Titanic – An Irish Story.

We often get stories in from readers who recall a member of their family who ALMOST travelled on the Titanic’s ill-fated maiden voyage. Here is the story of one Irish lady who lived to tell the tale – and go on to great things. A lady by the name of Molly Brown. Céad Míle Fáilte […]

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