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An Irish Rebel Easter (#715)

As we approach Easter here in Ireland, the thoughts of many Irish people turn to the historic events around the Easter Rising of 1916. In this episode we talk about that time as well as another Irish leader who was killed 100 years ago this year. We also feature Irish rebel songs commemorating many of…

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Letter from Ireland Magazine (January/February, 2019)

Welcome to the Letter from Ireland Magazine for January/February, 2019. In this issue you will find features on: The Norman Surnames and culture in Ireland, planning your next Irish Trip, an interview with the publisher of the Atlas of the Great Irish Famine, all about the Celtic festival of Imbolc and much more.

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Lifesize statue of an old Ford car

The Ford Motor Car and Confusing Irish Surnames

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 Surnames and Their Counties

Do you have Irish surnames in your family tree? If the answer is yes, then read on Рand discover more about the surnames of Ireland, where they come from Рand see if you can spot some of your Irish surnames.

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Irish music

A Different Sort of Irish Music

Are you a fan of Irish music? Today, we have something a bit different as we look at the music of one man who had his roots in the north of Ireland.

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