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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)

In this episode, we look at the time of the Brehon laws of Ireland and take an example of just some of these Gaelic common laws that held our society together. We also chat about the Brehon families and some of the Irish surnames associated with these families. We then go on to chat about…

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Ulster Musical Map - Danny Boy and the Music and Songs of Ulster (#734)

Danny Boy and the Music and Songs of Ulster (#734)

Céad míle fáilte, welcome to your Letter from Ireland “Shorts”.  Each Tuesday we’ll bring you a quick-read of some of our favourite and interesting Irish things for this week. FAVOURITE PLACES IN IRELAND Derry City, County Derry. Have you ever been to the city of Derry/Londonderry in Northern Ireland? It’s a wonderful place to ramble about of a day. We recorded this…

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