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Pride and Prejudice and Three Irish Surnames

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One of the most popular “period” novels of all time is Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Her colourful characters, searching for a perfect match, have charmed readers for generations. In this letter, we will be introduced to the Irish surnames of her best-known heroes and heroines. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are welcome to this […]

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Pride, Prejudice and Jane Eyre – An Irish Connection? (#113)

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Welcome to Season 1, Episode 13 of the Letter from Ireland Show. In this episode we have a literary theme. Carina looks at a famous English writer – and some of her Irish connections, as well as a family of English writers who held their ancestry from County Down.  We are delighted to bring you […]

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An Irish Dracula.

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What do I mean by an Irish Dracula? Well, we’re coming up on the feast of Samhain here in Ireland – also known as Halloween! It’s a time when the space between light and dark gets blurred, the fires go on and stories come out to delight, entertain and frighten children of all ages! One […]

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Planning your Trip to Ireland.

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A couple of weeks ago, we caught up with Naomi Sheehy here in Skibbereen. Naomi runs a company called Ireland Luxury Travel – which is a family concern based here in Skibbereen. She lives on a farm on the outskirts of the town with her husband, John – a growing family – and an undisclosed […]

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The Journey of an Irish Royal Family.

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In this letter – we look at the journey of an ancient Irish Royal family around the north half of Ireland over many centuries. This “journey” was typical of many Irish families following the arrival of the Normans and the later plantations. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this […]

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