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One Last Trip Back to Ireland

Do you have a special reason for wanting to make a trip to Ireland, other than having a holiday? In this letter, we will hear from a reader who needed to make a very special pilgrimage to the land her mother was from. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for […]

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Irish Surnames That Say Where You Came From

Irish Surnames

Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. Spring has really sprung in this part of Ireland – the birds are singing wonderfully at dawn. I guess we’ll be getting used to it soon – and calling it “a terrible racket”!  I hope the weather isn’t treating you too […]

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Ulster Scots and the First Great Migration

Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland. We’ve just come out the other end of a “soft” week (in Ireland, “soft” is often used as a replacement word for “wet”). Things are brightening up for the morning here in Cork and we might even get out and about a little later […]

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From Milltown to Milltown Cemetery, Belfast.

Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland. It’s a beautiful autumn’s morning here in Cork. Early morning mists that burn off by about 10 – a really unique time of the year. I hope the weather is at least as nice wherever you may be today. I do hope you are […]

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An Ideal Trip to Ireland

Signposts in Ireland

Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland on another lovely sunny Sunday morning here in Cork (it’s beginning to feel like a record!). However, the evenings are closing in and it’s dark by about 8.30pm. The heating will need to come on soon. I’m back on the Barry’s tea this morning […]

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