Lifesize statue of an old Ford car

Now, if you were ever to take the south-westerly road out of Cork City, you would pass through the village of Ballinascarthy after an hour or so. On your left you might notice the surprising life-size sculpture of the original Ford Model T motor car. You see, William Ford left this area at the age…

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Irish music

This week, we are going to have a look at some family names from County Cavan – and one Irish musician in particular. I have put some really nice musical videos in the centre of our letter today and I know that you will enjoy them. The Families of the Kingdom of Breifne. Have you…

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Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. I hope you are keeping well? I hear that many of our friends on the east coast of America are experiencing powerful snowstorms at the moment – I hope you are keeping safe and warm if you are being affected. And then…

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Last week I asked you to share some stories from your family history, and I got a lot of very interesting replies. One of the stories came my way from Heather and Tom Reynolds. Their letter contained many fascinating ancestral anecdotes, but one in particular caught my eye – it was a story about their ancestor,…

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