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An Irish Placename Travels Abroad to the City of Baltimore.

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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A Different Sort of Irish Music

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Are you a fan of Irish music? Today, we have something a bit different as we look at the music of one man who had his roots in the north of Ireland. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. How are you doing in your part of the […]

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Pride and Prejudice and Three Irish Surnames

One of the most popular “period” novels of all time is Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Her colourful characters, searching for a perfect match, have charmed readers for generations. In this letter, we will be introduced to the Irish surnames of her best-known heroes and heroines. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are welcome to this […]

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The Easter Rising, 1916

The Easter Rising, 1916 and the Irish proclamation of the Republic. You have arrived here because you have just received and read this weeks Letter from Ireland. On this page, I want to show you a print of the proclamation of the Irish Republic – read from the steps of the General Post Office in Dublin […]

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Sheeps Head Peninsula and Bantry on the Wild Atlantic Way

We left Mizen Head to travel north on the next leg of our journey around Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way (if you want to see all about our last leg, you can catch up here). This leg takes us from the village of Durrus, out along the south of the Sheep’s Head Peninsula to the lighthouse […]

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