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Irish Surnames and Their Counties

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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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Do You Have an Irish Mammy in Your Life?

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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

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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.

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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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The Tribes of Galway.

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Tribes of Galway

Have you ever heard of “The Tribes of Galway”? Maybe your family came from one of these tribes? When people talk about Irish names, they often use words like ‘clan’ or ‘sept’ or sometimes even ‘tribe’ (one of my favourites) to describe particular groups of families? Well, this morning we are going to have a […]

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