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Irish Surname Evolution.

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Have you ever wondered about Irish Surname Evolution? Irish surnames’ spellings have long been the victim of change when being converted from the spoken Irish to the phonetic English. In this letter, we will use two surnames as examples of how this practice of transcribing changed the look of countless surnames. Céad Míle Fáilte – […]

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A Journey from Ireland to Scotland

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Bagpipes

Side by side with only a bit of sea between, the countries of Ireland and Scotland have many shared histories. In this letter we will celebrate one of Scotland’s finest treasures, the gifted poet Robert Burns, for whom the holiday Burns Night is celebrated. Céad Míle Failte and you are very welcome to your Letter […]

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A Different Sort of Irish Music

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Irish music

Are you a fan of Irish music? Today, we have something a bit different as we look at the music of one man who had his roots in the north of Ireland. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. How are you doing in your part of the […]

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The Story of Two Irish Immigrants.

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Statue of Annie Moore

Does this Story of an Irish Immigrant sound familiar to you? In this letter we will start a new feature of introducing a “Letter of the Month”, where a member gets to share their Irish Journey with the Letter from Ireland community. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this […]

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An Irish Boat to New Brunswick.

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Before the arrival of airplanes, our Irish ancestors had to travel rough seas to get to any other location from their isle. Some passages were especially harrowing, and caused premature disembarkments to lands that were not the original destination of the voyage. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this […]

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