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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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Is This The Best Irish Memorial Ever?

How would you like to be remembered? In this letter, we have an example of what may be the best type of Irish Memorial – the type where a song or poem is recorded about your character and exploits. Although, the end result may not always accurately reflect how you lived! Céad Míle Fáilte – and […]

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The Shopkeeper and the Irish Saint – My Grandfather’s Hidden History (#309)

Carina always wanted to find out more about the place where her paternal grandfather grew up – so she did – and discovered a lot more about her Irish grandfather’s “Hidden History”. You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone by clicking on the play button above (the triangle with the circle around it). […]

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