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Top 10 Irish Surnames

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The Top 10 Irish Surnames. When you embark on your journey of tracing your Irish roots, you most likely have a surname to launch your search from.  Chances are you may even have one of the top 10 Irish surnames somewhere in your tree. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from […]

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One Last Trip Back to Ireland

Do you have a special reason for wanting to make a trip to Ireland, other than having a holiday? In this letter, we will hear from a reader who needed to make a very special pilgrimage to the land her mother was from. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for […]

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From County Down to the Wuthering Heights of Yorkshire

The words “Wuthering Heights” immediately bring to mind images of gothic romance on the moors of England.  In this letter, we will map the connections that the creation of that timeless story, and a song that celebrates it, have to the counties of Down and Waterford in Ireland. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to […]

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

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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The Tailor and Ansty – An Irish Storyteller

Do you have a Seanchaí, or Irish storyteller, in your family? Someone that everyone gathers around at family events to be entertained and enlightened? In this letter we’ll visit with an Irish storyteller that people would travel miles to share the hearth with. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to the Letter from Ireland for this […]

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