County Offaly

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Clonmacnoise round tower, County Offaly, Ireland

A Monastic City, Crystal Helmets and Irish Woods…

Your letter from Ireland shorts from the 19th of September 2023.

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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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Carina standing in front of reclaimed bog land, in Lough Boora, County Offaly, Ireland

Lough Boora Bog, County Offaly

I must admit, we were very surprised just HOW much we enjoyed Lough Boora Discovery park - in the heart of County Offaly and in the heart of Ireland.

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Beautiful Irish greenery

Top 10 Irish Surnames

The Top 10 Irish Surnames. When you embark on your journey of tracing your Irish roots, you most likely have a surname to launch your search from.  Chances are you may even have one of the top 10 Irish surnames somewhere in your tree.

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An Irish Bard – The Story of a Modern Irish Poet and Storyteller (#204)

Carina talks with a very unique individual that we discovered in the wilds of West Cork! Cormac Lally originally comes from Tullamore in County Offaly

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