County Monaghan

Irish Townland

Clearing the Confusion – The Origins of the Irish term “Townland”!

Explore the concept of the Irish townland, a key to unlocking personal ancestry. Each townland is not just a part of the landscape but a vital link to familial histories.

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derry girls mural

The Derry Walls, The Derry Girls and a Beautiful Castle…

Your Letter from Ireland shorts from the 16th of January 2024.

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US homestead Ulster Folk Park

Ulster Americans, Irish Lace and Holistic Gardening…

Your letter from Ireland shorts from the 29th of August 2023.

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Blog 17 - Are Your Irish Surnames On This Saintly List?

Are Your Irish Surnames On This Saintly List?

Have you ever had something in your possession that you are minding for future generations? Perhaps a ring, a piece of jewellery a book or a piece of furniture? Here, in Ireland, we often tend to pass down baby christening robes through several generations. Our grandson was recently christened in a robe that was also used by his father and his grandmother – both standing proudly beside him!

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Celtic cross in Irish church graveyard

How The Irish Saved Civilisation (#742)

Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your weekly Letter from Ireland. The weather is all over the place this week – unable to decide whether to head towards winter or summer! How are things in your part of the world today? It’s Barrys Tea for me this morning, and I hope you’ll have a cup of…

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