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Remembering St. Brigid of Ireland.

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St. Brigid of Ireland

Have you ever heard of St. Brigid of Ireland? Maybe you have a Brigid/Bridgid – or even a Bridie or Biddy in your Irish family tree? Join us as we look at the story behind this most fascinating of Irish female saints. Céad Míle Fáilte and you are very welcome to your Letter from Ireland […]

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Have You Heard Your Name in an Irish Accent?

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Did you realise the difference a local Irish accent can make to the spelling of your surname? One of the harder parts of tracing the origins of your surname in Ireland are the different regional variations that it may have. In this letter, we will use one surname as an example of the way in […]

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Shackleton and St. Brendan – Irish Explorers who Took on The World (#112)

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Welcome to Season 1, Episode 12 of the Letter from Ireland Show. In this episode, Carina looks at two stories of Irish explorers who took on the world. They were born centuries apart, but that spirit of adventure comes through in both of these letters.  We are delighted to bring you Episode 12 of The Letter […]

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Ernest Shackleton and the Irish Antarctic Connection.

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During the Golden Age of Antarctic Exploration, two men from Ireland achieved nearly impossible feats of bravery and endurance in the race to the South Pole. In this letter we will meet Ernest Shackleton and the Irish explorers who took on the one of the harshest landscapes and survived. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome […]

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Where was Your Family at the time of Henry VIII?

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King Henry and Ireland

Tomorrow, YourIrishHeritage is setting off on a road trip between the cities of Cork and Dublin. The road is now a full motorway and we should be in Dublin within 2.5 hours. But lets roll the clocks back a bit – all the way to the early 1500s – and think about the same journey […]

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