An Irish Saint Valentine

___TVE_SHORTCODE_RAW__<p><em>Did you know that Saint Valentine has a very special connection to Ireland? In fact, if you visit a special church in Dublin City, you may come across a surprising reminder of this connection……</em></p><p><a href=”https://3evv3wj7bj13jicmmkwrvh18-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/7408459_m.jpg”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-12036 size-full” src=”https://3evv3wj7bj13jicmmkwrvh18-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/7408459_m.jpg” alt=”” width=”848″ height=”565″ /></a></p><p><strong><i>Céad Míle Fáilte</i></strong><span style=”font-weight: 400;”> – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland…

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Irish Surnames and Their Counties

When a new reader signs up for our weekly  Letter from Ireland – we ask them to supply the Irish surnames in their family tree AND the county their ancestor emigrated from. So far we have collected over 21,000 Irish entries in our database of Irish surnames representing over 3,750 different surnames. If you’d like to…

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A Different Sort of Irish Music

Irish music

This week, we are going to have a look at some family names from County Cavan – and one Irish musician in particular. I have put some really nice musical videos in the centre of our letter today and I know that you will enjoy them. The Families of the Kingdom of Breifne. Have you…

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Animal Rights and Humanity Dick

Let me start with a question – do you have a pet? Maybe you live on a farm and keep livestock? We had a Springer Spaniel and two cats up to quite recently – they lived long and happy lives in a loving family home. Well, one of our readers, Rob Hepburn from Northern California…

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Do You Have an Irish Mammy in Your Life?

If you’re interested in how your Irish surnames came about – and the strands of Irish story and heritage wrapped up in them, well then – you’ve come to the right place. I’m having a cup of Barry’s tea as we start today’s letter – I do hope you’ll join me now with a cup…

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