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The Surnames of County Waterford

Named by the Vikings for it’s lovely location on the water, the county of Waterford has long been a centre of trade.  This accounts for the variety of surnames that can be found in both the city of Waterford, and the county. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. Last […]

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A Trip to Ireland – The Secret to Planning Your Trip (#108)

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 8 of the Letter from Ireland Show. In this episode, Carina and Mike Collins look at an ideal trip to Ireland and a special memory or two – through two different stories and reader letters. We are delighted to bring you Episode 8 of The Letter from Ireland Show – a weekly podcast that […]

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Touring West Cork with Kilcrohane Sue

Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this weeks Letter from Ireland.  I am on some pure, clear water from the well as we chat this morning. So, I do hope you’ll join me now with a cup of whatever you’re having, as we start into today’s Letter. Have you ever considered planning the ideal […]

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Saints, Scholars and Irish Family Surnames

Did any of your Irish family surnames come from an old Irish scholarly family? The “saints and scholars” or early Ireland were an essential part of passing down our traditions and culture – and they are still venerated in Ireland today. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland. I grabbed my cup […]

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Religion in Ireland – A Methodical Approach

Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland on a lovely sunny Sunday morning here in Cork. The weather has taken a turn for the better, the north winds have turned around and we might even get out for a last sea swim of the year today. How’s the weather where you […]

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