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Saint Brendan’s Voyage

St. Brendan

Many centuries before the Spanish and Dutch explorers were settling and trading in the New World, a humble Irish monk was making the voyage across the wild Atlantic seas in a tiny currach. In this letter we recount how a modern Irish sailor attempted a similar voyage in the duplicate craft, following the path of […]

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When Did your family COME to Ireland?

Dingle

Let me explain about the names: We are all familiar with the concept of “emigration” and Ireland. We all arrived at some point – some stayed and some passed through after some generations. All left their imprints. Like to add your Irish surname to our list? Just  – and we’ll let you know how to […]

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Mount Brandon and the People of Dingle

Mount Brandon

Mount Brandon on the Dingle Peninsula. Tomorrow we head to Dingle, County Kerry on a fact-finding and walking break. Are any of your people from County Kerry? This is a picture from the slopes of Mount Brandon – used a site of Pilgrimage for thousands of years. As you look down to the right – […]

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