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The Surnames of County Waterford

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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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An Irish Mentor

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Have you ever had an Irish Mentor in your life? In this letter, we look at the story of one such man – a very special mentor to Carina at a time when it was well needed! Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are very welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. It’s a bring […]

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Saints, Scholars and Irish Family Surnames

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Did any of your Irish family surnames come from an old Irish scholarly family? The “saints and scholars” or early Ireland were an essential part of passing down our traditions and culture – and they are still venerated in Ireland today. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland. I grabbed my cup […]

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What Are the “Approved” Irish Names in Your Family?

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Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. We’re coming closer to mid-summer and you can feel it in the air here in Cork. It’ll soon be bright until 11.00pm at night – and there will always be a little light on the horizon through the night. It’s a […]

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Just Knock At The Door of Glin Castle.

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The following is an Irish Story submitted by Julie Appleton as part of our 2015 Reader Story competition. The winner of the competition will be announced on February 14, 2015. Please do feel free to leave your comments, questions – and encouragement! in the comment section at the end of the story. ~Mike Collins. Just Knock […]

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