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Where to Start Searching for Your Irish Ancestor

Have hit a block wall searching for an Irish ancestor? Many people jump over to the Irish records and little too soon – sometimes it is better to gather ALL of the records available in your home country before making the leap “across the pond”. Here is a conversation with one of our readers to […]

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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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The Ring of Kerry on the Wild Atlantic Way

Irish countryside

We hit the famous “Ring of Kerry” on the next leg of our trip along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way (you can see details of our last leg around the Ring of Beara here). I must say, we chose two of the worst days to photograph scenery of any class! Visibility was down to a few […]

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Why are there so many English Surnames in Ireland?

Irish countryside landscape

One of our readers – Joan – decided to “roadtest” some of our recommendations and came back with the following comment:

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Mount Brandon and the People of Dingle

Mount Brandon

Mount Brandon on the Dingle Peninsula. Tomorrow we head to Dingle, County Kerry on a fact-finding and walking break. Are any of your people from County Kerry? This is a picture from the slopes of Mount Brandon – used a site of Pilgrimage for thousands of years. As you look down to the right – […]

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