In today’s episode of the Letter from Ireland podcast, we take a trip up along the St. Lawrence River in Canada with two stories linked to that part of the world. First, we stop off at Grosse Île just outside Quebec City and then we hear the story of two musical sisters and their Irish-descended…

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A couple of weeks ago, we were on an Irish road-trip around the north-west counties of the island. One of the most striking locations was a place called Strokestown Park House in County Roscommon. And that is the focus of our letter today. The Strokestown Park estate sits in the middle of 11,000 acres in…

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In September, 2017, we decided to pack our bags and head along just one of these trails. The plan was to fly to the city of St. Johns in Newfoundland – travel westward to the City of Toronto. Along the way we would meet up with the descendants of many of the Irish who made…

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