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Saving Civilisation, O’Connors, The Aran Islands and much more…

Your letter from Ireland shorts from the 27th of June 2023.

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The Quiet Man, Country Girls and Restoring Castles

Your letter from Ireland shorts from the 13th of June 2023.

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The Story of One Italian Genius and His Irish Mother

Do you ever marvel at the miracle of modern communication? Our ability to make calls and send emails almost instantly and at such little cost? Today I would like to introduce you to a fascinating man (and his Irish mother) who played a crucial part in the making of that modern miracle.

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Are Your Irish Surnames On This Saintly List?

Have you ever had something in your possession that you are minding for future generations? Perhaps a ring, a piece of jewellery a book or a piece of furniture? Here, in Ireland, we often tend to pass down baby christening robes through several generations. Our grandson was recently christened in a robe that was also used by his father and his grandmother – both standing proudly beside him!

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Did Your Family Run an Irish Castle? (#814)

Céad míle fáilte, welcome to your Letter from Ireland “Shorts”.  Each Tuesday we’ll bring you a quick-read of some of our favourite and interesting Irish things for this week. FAVOURITE PLACES IN IRELAND The Aran Islands, County Galway. There’s not a more beautiful place when the sun is shining (the sun came out later in the picture above)! We stayed on Inishmore…

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