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The Yew Tree of Ireland

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Do you have a favourite tree? Maybe the majestic oak, or graceful willow? In Ireland, the most ancient and revered is the mighty Yew tree, used to guard entrances to homes and cemeteries.  In this letter we talk about how a tree came to name both the sons and townlands of Ireland. Céad Míle Fáilte […]

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Planning your Trip to Ireland.

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A couple of weeks ago, we caught up with Naomi Sheehy here in Skibbereen. Naomi runs a company called Ireland Luxury Travel – which is a family concern based here in Skibbereen. She lives on a farm on the outskirts of the town with her husband, John – a growing family – and an undisclosed […]

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Admiral William Brown of County Mayo

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We love to tell stories of people who left Ireland, and then went on to achieve amazing things during their lives. In County Mayo, you will find the village of Foxford. Out of that village came one Admiral William Brown. This is his story. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. […]

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The Journey of an Irish Royal Family.

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In this letter – we look at the journey of an ancient Irish Royal family around the north half of Ireland over many centuries. This “journey” was typical of many Irish families following the arrival of the Normans and the later plantations. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this […]

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4 Irish Women – Tales of Adversity and Triumph (#107)

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Welcome to Season 1, Episode 7 of the Letter from Ireland Show. In this episode, Carina and Mike Collins tell the story of four strong Irish women! – through two different stories and reader letters. We are delighted to bring you Episode 7 of The Letter from Ireland Show – a weekly podcast that goes out each Thursday from our cottage in […]

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