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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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Niall of the Nine Hostages

Do You Carry Niall of the Nine Hostages DNA?

Today we look at a very old Irish boy’s name. It’s one that has worked its way around the world as both a given name and a surname. The name is “Niall” (pronounced “Nile” in Ireland). Do you have a relative with the name Niall (or maybe Neil or Neal)? Did you know that the name Niall means “champion” in old Irish? It’s a name with an important place in Irish culture. Let’s take a closer look.

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Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, County Tyrone

Join us at the Ulster American Folk Park just outside the town of Omagh in County Tyrone and see what life was like in 1800s Ireland. 

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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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The Pogues & More – A Different Sort of Irish Music (#735)

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 Ulster American Folk Park, County Tyrone. The picture above may look like straight out of the American frontier, but it’s actually a recreation of a homestead of some…

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