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What Are the “Approved” Irish Names in Your Family?

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Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. We’re coming closer to mid-summer and you can feel it in the air here in Cork. It’ll soon be bright until 11.00pm at night – and there will always be a little light on the horizon through the night. It’s a […]

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Castles in Ireland – Our Top 22

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  These are our favourite castles in Ireland – but I must admit, we have limited our selection to Irish castles that we have been to, photographed and enjoyed. I’m sure you have your own – some may be on our list and others may only be on yours! Did your Gaelic/Norman family occupy a […]

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Irish Surname Update – June 2014

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One of the things we invite our readers to do when they sign up for the Letter from Ireland is to pass on the Irish Surnames names of their ancestors and the counties they come from (if known). We have been doing this since April 2013 and we now have over 7000 individual entries on […]

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County Tipperary Surnames and Places

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Have you ever heard of County Tipperary? Chances are, you may not have heard of it if it was not for the World War 1 anthem “It’s a long way to Tipperary” OR if you have family that came from this landlocked Irish county originally.

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Kinsale to Clonakilty on the Wild Atlantic Way

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Have you heard about Ireland’s new Wild Atlantic Way? It’s a route that goes all the way from Kinsale in County Cork to Malin Head in Donegal – along the way passing by some of the most gorgeous scenery in the world – and also taking a trip through the Ireland of your ancestors.

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