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The Skellig Islands, Star Wars and an Irish Lent.

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?

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

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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When Laurel & Hardy came to Ireland.

Something quite magical happened when Laurel & Hardy came to Ireland in September, 1953 – as they pulled into the port of Cobh in County Cork, the following happened…. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are most welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. Well, Christmas is well and truly in the rear view […]

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Do You Have a Rare Irish Surname in your family Tree?

Do you have a rare Irish surname in your Irish family tree? The good news is that these rare names can make it a little easier to pinpoint locations and additional family members in Ireland – as the following reader discovered. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland – the very […]

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