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An Irishman and the 99th Regiment of Foot.

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Many Irishmen joined the British military in the 1800s – here we have the story of one Irishman who joined the 99th Regiment of Foot. They started their family life in County Offaly and ended up accompanying a convict ship with the regiment to Australia. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland […]

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Have you Visited the Irish Famine Museum?

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Many of our shared ancestors left Ireland because of the Great Irish Famine. Here is the story of just one of those locations that was severely affected – and it became the site for the Irish Famine Museum today.   Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. If […]

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Irish Ancestry Trail – Canada – Newfoundland

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Newfoundland. We landed in St. John’s, Newfoundland at 11.00am local time. Just 3.5 hours behind Ireland (Cork, actually) – and the 5 hour plane trip was quite a lot less than our ancestors had to endure. I must say (unlike the photo below – which was taken later in the week) – the environment looked […]

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Saint Valentine of Dublin – His Life and Final Resting Place (#203)

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You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone by clicking on the play button above (the triangle with the circle around it). You can also download the show onto your computer by clicking on the download symbol. Enjoy! Episode Summary: Welcome to Season 2, Episode 3 of the Letter from Ireland Show. In this […]

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An Irish Saint Valentine

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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…… Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. How are things with you? I hope […]

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