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Looking for County Donegal Ancestry

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County Donegal Ancestry

In this letter we chat to a reader who is trying to track down her County Donegal Ancestry. It’s a very interesting story – and all set around the most northerly village in Ireland! Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. How are things in your part of the […]

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An Irish Rebellion in Australia

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Have you heard the story of this Irish Rebellion in Australia? In this letter from Ireland, we follow the path of many Irish immigrants to Australia, a new frontier filled with opportunity. For the recent arrivals, this relatively new country also needed some structuring to help it develop into the great democracy it is today. […]

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Tralee to Kilkee on the Wild Atlantic Way

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On the last leg of our journey along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, we traveled around the Dingle Peninsula to the town of Tralee. On this leg, we leave Tralee and head into North Kerry, before crossing on the ferry to County Clare, around the Loop Head peninsula and finishing up in the town of Kilkee. I […]

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Did your Family Live in an Irish Castle?

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I often get asked – “did my family own Irish Castles?” It’s the ultimate fairy tale – Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses all living in beautiful old castles.

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County Kilkenny Surnames

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We’ve many fans who consider County Kilkenny their ancestral home – names such as Breen, Brennan, Brien, Burns, Butler, Cantwell, Carroll, Delaney, Dowling, Dunne, Earley, Fitzpatrick, Gore, Grace, Holly, Howlin, Marshall, Murphy, Phelan, Plunkett, Power, Purcell, Rochford, Ryan, Shea, Shortall, Sweetman,  and Walsh. This is a picture of Kilkenny Castle built originally by the invading […]

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