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Tracking Down a Reader Surname in Ireland.

Have you ever tried to track down a surname in Ireland? Sometimes you may be lucky and that surname may be tied to a very specific region – but sometimes a surname may come from a number of distinct places in Ireland as the following reader discovered. Céad Míle Fáilte – welcome to your Letter from […]

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The Skellig Islands, Star Wars and an Irish Lent.

Have seen Ireland’s Skellig Islands feature in the most recent Star Wars movies? But, did you know there is also a strong connection between this place and Lent which precedes Easter. And, it’s not what you may think! Read on to find out more. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. Earlier […]

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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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Is That Jerry with a J? Is This Biblical Name Irish?

Do you have names like “Jeremiah” or “Cornelius” in your Irish family tree? These names obviously come from the bible – but you may be surprised by the ancient Irish names that lie just under their surface! Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. It’s a great time of […]

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