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Irish Pioneers In A Far-Away Land (#732)

We look at the stories of two different Irish pioneers in early north America – in what is now the country of Canada. The first is the story of Denis…

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Elvis and The Fighting Irish – (#707)

In this episode of the Letter from Ireland podcast we look at the place the humble Irish club called the “shillelagh” has in Irish history and tradition. Also, did you…

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Two Giants of Irish Literature – (#702)

In this episode of the Letter from Ireland Podcast, we look at the life and works of two of Ireland’s most famous literary giants – George Bernard Shaw and James…

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Tracking Down a Reader Surname in Ireland.

Readers often contact me wondering where a particular ancestor or surname is likely to have originated in Ireland. Sometimes I can give a direct answer – but sometimes the answer…

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Letter from Ireland Magazine (December, 2018)

Welcome to the Letter from Ireland Magazine for December, 2018. In this issue you will find features on: Christmas in Ireland, Irish Placenames, an Interview with John Grenham (Ireland’s foremost genealogist) and our favourite parts of 2018.

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