A Letter from Ireland:
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An Irish Saint Valentine

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Did you know that Saint Valentine has a very special connection to Ireland? In fact, if you visit a special church in Dublin City, you may come across a surprising reminder of this connection…… Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. How are things with you? I hope […]

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A Letter from Australia to Ireland

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While the people of Ireland migrated to the four corners of the world, one destination was picked for many of them, the far-off land of Australia.  In this letter, we meet a reader who shares the story of her family’s journey from Wicklow to Melbourne. Céad Míle Failte and you are very welcome to this […]

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Do you have an Irish Viking Surname?

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Do you have an Irish Viking Surname? Sharing the Atlantic Ocean with the wandering Viking race, means there is sure to be many interactions. Throughout history the Norse visited and settled the coasts of Ireland, and even built inland cities. The surnames of Ireland reflect this history. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are very […]

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Elvis Presley and the Shillelagh

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When the Irish immigrated to the four corners of the earth, they brought a portable piece of home with them, their music. In this letter we will visit how Irish folk music has gone on to influence musical movements the world over, even producing one Elvis Presley in America. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome […]

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One Readers Search for her Irish Ancestry.

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With tens of millions of people around the globe claiming Irish heritage, there is a ever growing number of descendants wanting to trace their ancestors back to Ireland. In this letter we will follow one reader’s path to discovery. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are very welcome to this weeks Letter from Ireland. We’re […]

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