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Do You Have Irish Famine Orphans in Your Family Tree?

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Famine Memorial Sydney

Do you have any Irish Famine Orphans in your family tree? In this letter, we share a reader letter recalling the story of two of her Irish ancestors who arrived in Australia as part of the Earl Grey Irish orphan emigration scheme. Céad Míle Fáilte and you are very welcome to your Letter from Ireland […]

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Where Did Kavanaugh Come From?

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Here is the unusual story of an Irish surname – Kavanagh (or Kavanaugh) – that never had an “O” or a “Mac” before it. It was born at a very troublesome time in Irish history – when the various chieftains were only looking after their own self-interests and one of them “invited” the Norman English […]

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Irish Ancestry Trail – Canada – Nova Scotia

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The following shares our adventures on the Nova Scotia leg of our trip along the Irish Ancestry Trail in North America. If you would like to see all of the places we visit on this trip – please have a look back at the overview for the series here. Leaving Newfoundland for Nova Scotia. We […]

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A Letter to my Irish Ancestor

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Irish ruin

Would a letter to your Irish Ancestor look like this? The following letter, from one of our readers – Jack Coffey from Canada – won our readers competition in 2014. In the letter, Jack imagines what a letter would have looked like from his ancestor who emigrated from County Cork – Padrick Coffey – and […]

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