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Have You Had Your Riverdance Moment?

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Many have seen the wonderful Irish music and dance production Riverdance.  In this letter, we will address the feeling that watching a such a cultural extravaganza has on the audience that shares in the heritage presented. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. How are things going with […]

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The Irish Traffic Lights of Syracuse

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The Irish Traffic Lights of Syracuse, New York. With a long history of immigration behind it, there is no surprise that more people claim Irish descent outside of Ireland, than the actual residents. In this letter we will visit an American city where even the traffic lights are Irish. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome […]

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The Surnames of County Waterford

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Named by the Vikings for it’s lovely location on the water, the county of Waterford has long been a centre of trade.  This accounts for the variety of surnames that can be found in both the city of Waterford, and the county. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. Last […]

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An Irish Mentor

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Have you ever had an Irish Mentor in your life? In this letter, we look at the story of one such man – a very special mentor to Carina at a time when it was well needed! Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are very welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. It’s a bring […]

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Saints, Scholars and Irish Family Surnames

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Did any of your Irish family surnames come from an old Irish scholarly family? The “saints and scholars” or early Ireland were an essential part of passing down our traditions and culture – and they are still venerated in Ireland today. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland. I grabbed my cup […]

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