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Is That Jerry with a J? Is This Biblical Name Irish?

Do you have names like “Jeremiah” or “Cornelius” in your Irish family tree? These names obviously come from the bible – but you may be surprised by the ancient Irish names that lie just under their surface! Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. It’s a great time of […]

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Have an Ancestry Brickwall? Here’s a new way to look at it.

Do you have a Brickwall in your Irish Family Tree? Here is a new fun way to look at it – and we might even get you talking about brickwalls as “badgers” in the future. What? Read on and find out just what we mean. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland […]

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Have You Walked one of the Pilgrim paths of Ireland?

Have you ever had the time to walk along one of the Pilgrim Paths of Ireland? These special places lie just beyond our main tourist routes and stops – but offer you a timeless world of beautiful scenery and a way to walk in the footsteps of your Irish Ancestors. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you […]

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The Elementary Truth Behind Some Irish Surnames

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Do you enjoy reading (or watching!) Sherlock Holmes novels and TV adaptations? You might be surprised at the Irish connections of the author – Arthur Conan Doyle. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. How are things in your part of the world today? Well, the rain has returned here […]

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Modern Slave Labour and The Magdalene Laundries

Magdalene Laundry

Have you ever heard of the Magdalene Laundries in Ireland? Just recently, President Higgins presided over an apology to some of the living survivors of these horrific institutions. Here is just one woman’s story. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. How are things in your part of […]

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