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Have you Visited the Irish Famine Museum?

Many of our shared ancestors left Ireland because of the Great Irish Famine. Here is the story of just one of those locations that was severely affected – and it became the site for the Irish Famine Museum today.   Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. If […]

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Meet the Irish-Canadians – Following The Irish Ancestral Trail in Canada (#206)

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You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone by clicking on the play button above (the triangle with the circle around it). You can also download the show onto your computer by clicking on the download symbol. Enjoy! Episode Summary: Welcome to Season 2, Episode 6 of the Letter from Ireland Show. In this […]

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Irish Ancestry Trail – Canada – Introduction

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Introduction – What is the Irish Ancestry Trail? Welcome! We’re delighted that you could join us as we make our way along the “Irish Ancestry Trail” in North America – specifically the part that now comprises much of Canada east of Toronto. So, what is the “Irish Ancestry Trail”? Well, that’s the name that 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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Grosse Ile – The Original Isle of Tears

Grosse Ile: The migration of the Irish people covered many different trails, some of the most travelled being the voyages to the different provinces of Canada.  To Newfoundland or Quebec, Nova Scotia or Toronto, the Irish arrived in waves, hopeful to start a new life in a very different terrain. Céad Míle Fáilte – and […]

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