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Our Irish Christmas Traditions – What are Yours?

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Every year, we follow many of the same Irish Christmas traditions here in County Cork. In this letter, Carina shares just some of these traditions – and I’m willing to bet you have some similar traditions in your own house! Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. How are […]

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Do you Know your Irish Ancestral Origins?

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Do you know your Irish ancestral origins? Sometimes it can be a little tricky locating the correct origin of your ancestors in Ireland. Here is the story of one of our readers who was sure her Irish ancestors came from one area – but what was the truth of it? Céad Míle Fáilte – and […]

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The Skellig Islands, Star Wars and an Irish Lent.

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Have seen Ireland’s Skellig Islands feature in the most recent Star Wars movies? But, did you know there is also a strong connection between this place and Lent which precedes Easter. And, it’s not what you may think! Read on to find out more. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. Earlier […]

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Have You Heard of The Irish Patriot called Michael Collins?

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We take a look into the tribal background – and home – of an Irish Patriot called Michael Collins who was made famous by his deeds in the history books and movies. Céad Míle Fáilte – welcome to the Letter from Ireland for this week. How are things in your part of the world? The […]

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The Man Behind the Atlas of the Irish Revolution

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The “Atlas of the Irish Revolution” followed on from “The Atlas of the Irish Famine” as a surprise Irish History and Heritage best-seller. And no wonder! Both are wonderful volumes that bring so much of our recent history to life. In this interview we chat with Mike Collins, Publication Director with Cork University Press about […]

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