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The Skellig Islands, Star Wars and an Irish Lent.

Have seen Ireland’s Skellig Islands feature in the most recent Star Wars movies? But, did you know there is also a strong connection between this place and Lent which precedes Easter. And, it’s not what you may think! Read on to find out more. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. Earlier […]

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Irish Nicknames and your Irish Surname

Irish nicknames often make their way into surnames. Many people have a “nickname” that may be based on a personality trait, their appearance, or just a term of family endearment. In this letter we will see how nicknames in Ireland included one’s surname, and evolved into whole new surnames over time. Céad Míle Fáilte – […]

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Did your Family Live in an Irish Castle?

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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