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A Special Saint Patrick’s Day Message to all of our readers

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A very Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to all of our readers and friends! We are delighted to share with you a very special Saint Patrick’s Day message for all the readers of A Letter from Ireland – it comes from the President of the Republic of Ireland – Michael D. Higgins. He has sent on the […]

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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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Which Part of the Irish Diaspora do you come from?

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Céad Míle Fáilte – and I hope you are keeping well on what is a lovely summer morning here in County Cork. Everyone seems to be heading away on their “holliers” (as we say in Cork) in these parts – and we are due to head off ourselves this week to the wonderful Dingle Peninsula […]

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The Two Graces Of County Mayo Ireland

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Have you ever been to County Mayo, Ireland? Let me start by asking you to do something. Close your eyes and think of Ireland. Let the images and sounds come wafting into your consciousness. Perhaps you are seeing green fields with stone walls? Or a wild blue sea beating off high cliffs and flowing onto […]

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The Top 100 Irish Surnames

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Do you know the Top 100 Irish Surnames? How about the Top 10? Where do you go to find out? You could check in the census returns – but what we do here at Your Irish Heritage is a little different. Whenever someone signs up for our newsletter, we ask them to provide us with […]

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