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Anglo Norman Surnames – Following the Norman Trail to Ireland (#402)

Do you have any Anglo Norman surnames in your Irish Family Tree? Then join us now as we talk about some of these Irish surnames and follow the Norman trail all the way back to Ireland. You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone by clicking on the play button above (the triangle with […]

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Do You Have an Irish Saint in Your Family Tree?

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Have you ever wondered if you have an Irish Saint in your family tree? Here is one Irish family that had both a Saint AND a Martyr in their family tree – and I know that many of our readers are descended from this one Irish family. I’m sipping on a glass of water from […]

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Irish Ancestry Trail – Canada – Newfoundland

Newfoundland. We landed in St. John’s, Newfoundland at 11.00am local time. Just 3.5 hours behind Ireland (Cork, actually) – and the 5 hour plane trip was quite a lot less than our ancestors had to endure. I must say (unlike the photo below – which was taken later in the week) – the environment looked […]

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The Irish Bard of the Hooley

Are there any storytellers in your family tree – maybe even an Irish Bard? In this letter, we will visit with a modern day Bard, or storyteller, whose role in society is similar to the role Bards played in the history of Ireland for hundreds of years, that of keeper of the stories and poems, […]

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An Irish Boat to New Brunswick.

Before the arrival of airplanes, our Irish ancestors had to travel rough seas to get to any other location from their isle. Some passages were especially harrowing, and caused premature disembarkments to lands that were not the original destination of the voyage. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this […]

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