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Do You Have This Problem Locating your Irish Surname?

Have you ever had problems locating your Irish surname in Ireland? Sometimes it’s down to the fact that some surnames can come from a number of separate locations in Ireland – as it was when we received this letter from one of our readers. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome once again to your very own […]

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Do You Like this Irish Folklore collection?

Have you ever seen the National Irish Folklore schools collection? This is a very special resource that can be used to discover just what life was like for your Irish ancestors – the customs, work habits and more. In this letter we look at the story of just one of our readers – and show […]

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Irish Ancestry Trail – Canada – Newfoundland

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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Irish Surnames and Their Counties

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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Do You Have an Irish Mammy in Your Life?

Many people have a family matriarch (or an Irish Mammy!), a strong woman whose opinions and guidance shaped the lives of those around her. In this letter, we will be introduced to one Irish Mammy whose exploits formed a character that came to represent a generation of women. Céad Míle Fáilte – you are very […]

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