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Come Down to the Irish Pub

Irish surnames

Here is a Family History revolving around an Irish Pub. There is a lot of literature on the plight of the people who had to leave Ireland for various reasons, and not as much on the peoples who migrated to Ireland. In this letter, we will focus on one town in Cork, and look at […]

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Irish Surnames and Their Counties

Do you have Irish surnames in your family tree? If the answer is yes, then read on – and discover more about the surnames of Ireland, where they come from – and see if you can spot some of your Irish surnames. When a new reader signs up for our weekly Letter from Ireland – we […]

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Would You Like to Hear the Tale of an Irish Knight?

An irish knight in battle

Did you ever wonder if you might have an Irish knight in your family tree? In this letter, we go back in time to the Ireland of the 1100s, where Norman knights were invading, settling, and passing their names down to future generations of Irish. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your very own […]

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The Irish Traffic Lights of Syracuse

The Irish Traffic Lights of Syracuse, New York. With a long history of immigration behind it, there is no surprise that more people claim Irish descent outside of Ireland, than the actual residents. In this letter we will visit an American city where even the traffic lights are Irish. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome […]

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The Surnames of County Waterford

Named by the Vikings for it’s lovely location on the water, the county of Waterford has long been a centre of trade.  This accounts for the variety of surnames that can be found in both the city of Waterford, and the county. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. Last […]

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