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Navan Fort, County Armagh, Ireland

Ancient Ireland and Irish Wool

Your Letter from Ireland shorts from the 20th of February 2024.

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Blog 17 - Are Your Irish Surnames On This Saintly List?

Are Your Irish Surnames On This Saintly List?

Have you ever had something in your possession that you are minding for future generations? Perhaps a ring, a piece of jewellery a book or a piece of furniture? Here, in Ireland, we often tend to pass down baby christening robes through several generations. Our grandson was recently christened in a robe that was also used by his father and his grandmother – both standing proudly beside him!

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Ulster Musical Map - Danny Boy and the Music and Songs of Ulster (#734)

Danny Boy and the Music and Songs of Ulster (#734)

In this episode we take a musical trip around the nine counties of Ulster: Derry (Londonderry), Antrim, Down, Armagh, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan. Alongside the immortal “Danny Boy”, we feature at least one tune or song from each of the counties. I refer to a map while talking – and you can see…

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Carina and a character in the folk park

Ulster Scots and the Orange Order (#727)

The 12th of July is a holiday across the 6 counties of Northern Ireland. It is the day that many celebrate by participating in marching bands, having barbecues and enjoying the holiday with their families in different ways. In this episode we look at the arrival of the Scots in the counties of Ulster –…

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A Celtic Spring – (#704)

Céad míle fáilte, welcome to your Letter from Ireland “Shorts”.  Each Tuesday we’ll bring you a quick-read of some of our favourite and interesting Irish things for this week. FAVOURITE PLACES IN IRELAND Navan Fort, County Armagh. Photo Credit: Go here and you will be transported 2,000 years back to ancient Ireland. This was home to the myths and…

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