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An Irishman and the 99th Regiment of Foot.

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Many Irishmen joined the British military in the 1800s – here we have the story of one Irishman who joined the 99th Regiment of Foot. They started their family life in County Offaly and ended up accompanying a convict ship with the regiment to Australia. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland […]

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Irish Surname Evolution.

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Have you ever wondered about Irish Surname Evolution? Irish surnames’ spellings have long been the victim of change when being converted from the spoken Irish to the phonetic English. In this letter, we will use two surnames as examples of how this practice of transcribing changed the look of countless surnames. Céad Míle Fáilte – […]

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A Letter from Australia to Ireland

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While the people of Ireland migrated to the four corners of the world, one destination was picked for many of them, the far-off land of Australia.  In this letter, we meet a reader who shares the story of her family’s journey from Wicklow to Melbourne. Céad Míle Failte and you are very welcome to this […]

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