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Irish Surnames and Their Counties

Do you have Irish surnames in your family tree? If the answer is yes, then read on – and discover more about the surnames of Ireland, where they come from – and see if you can spot some of your Irish surnames. When a new reader signs up for our weekly Letter from Ireland – we […]

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An Irish Placename Travels Abroad to the City of Baltimore.

Did you ever wonder where your town got its name? Does it have a twin city with the same name, in another part of the world? In this letter, we will see how Irish town names often travelled with Irish immigrants to the far off places they settled. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to […]

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From County Down to the Wuthering Heights of Yorkshire

The words “Wuthering Heights” immediately bring to mind images of gothic romance on the moors of England.  In this letter, we will map the connections that the creation of that timeless story, and a song that celebrates it, have to the counties of Down and Waterford in Ireland. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to […]

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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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