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From County Mayo to a Wagon Train out West

In this letter we follow the path of one Irish immigrant who journeyed from County Mayo all the way across the prairies of America. What makes his story so special is that it is told in an interview of one of his descendants.  Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. […]

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Are you a Mannion of America?

The Mannions of America

Do you recognise this poster (remember the mini-series)? Guess we’ll have to add “Brosnan” to our list of names in honour of Pierce Brosnan’s first starring role! So where does the surname Mannion/Manion/Manning come from? Way back in the third century, six tribes collectively called the “Sogain” came to Galway from Ulster and occupied an […]

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