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An Irish Song in London Town

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Generations of Irish have crossed the Irish Sea in search of better jobs and opportunities in England. This migration, and separation from home, has inspired some beautiful music to be written by those homesick for Ireland. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are very welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. How are things in […]

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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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What’s Your Name in Irish?

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Do you know your name in Irish? Many people have family nicknames, or shortened names, from their more formal forenames. In this letter we will examine Irish first names, to see how they match up with your own forename. Céad Míle Failte from County Cork – and I hope you are keeping well wherever you […]

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Is your Surname Buried in an Irish Placename?

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It’s amazing just how many placenames in Ireland come from the surnames of the leading family of the area. Often, this name is “buried” in the placename as it evolved from the original Irish language. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. We’re just back from a great trip to […]

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An Irish Placename Travels Abroad to the City of Baltimore.

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Did you ever wonder where your town got its name? Does it have a twin city with the same name, in another part of the world? In this letter, we will see how Irish town names often travelled with Irish immigrants to the far off places they settled. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to […]

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