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Does your first name have an equivalent Irish name?

Do you know your given name in Irish? Does your first name have an equivalent Irish name? Just last week, I sent out a Letter from Ireland – and in it, I covered many of the more common first names in Irish. Well, the amount of mail I received in turn would would have kept […]

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How The Irish Saved Civilisation

Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland. The weather has broken here in Cork over the last couple of days – we had the first rainfall for a month and it’s back to being cool in the morning and evenings. But, what of it! The heat and sunshine was a nice, unexpected […]

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Tralee to Kilkee on the Wild Atlantic Way

On the last leg of our journey along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, we traveled around the Dingle Peninsula to the town of Tralee. On this leg, we leave Tralee and head into North Kerry, before crossing on the ferry to County Clare, around the Loop Head peninsula and finishing up in the town of Kilkee. I […]

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County Tipperary Surnames and Places

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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The Top 100 Irish Surnames

Do you know the Top 100 Irish Surnames? How about the Top 10? Where do you go to find out? You could check in the census returns – but what we do here at Your Irish Heritage is a little different. Whenever someone signs up for our newsletter, we ask them to provide us with […]

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