A Letter from Ireland:
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The Music of Chief O’Neill

Traditional Irish music has a long, rich history of being handed down orally from one generation to the next. In this letter we will introduce the man responsible for making sure it was written down and published for future generations to enjoy. The music of Chief O’Neill. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your […]

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If you took all the Gaelic Surnames out of Ireland – what would be left?

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Today we’re looking at Viking, Norman, Galloglass and Planter (English and Scottish) names. Let’s take a few examples using one of our Readers – Patricia Clarke (thanks, Patricia J ). Patricia gave me six of her family names: Byrnes, Clarke, Halpin, Leonard, Martin and Rafferty.

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