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An Irish American Story – From County Kerry to Illinois (#306)

In this episode of the Letter from Ireland Show we follow the trail of one Irish Emigrant family all the way from County Kerry to Chicago and Illinois in the USA. Join us as we start in the family homestead just outside Listowel in County Kerry. You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone […]

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Thomas Francis Meagher – an Irish Name Spelled Two Ways.

This is the story of Thomas Francis Meagher – who ties the Irish flag, the first governorship of Montana, and a daring escape from Van Diemens Land together. In this letter we find out more about this Waterford man – his connection to all of the above, and much more. Céad Míle Fáilte – and […]

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The Surnames of County Waterford

Named by the Vikings for it’s lovely location on the water, the county of Waterford has long been a centre of trade.  This accounts for the variety of surnames that can be found in both the city of Waterford, and the county. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. Last […]

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County Tipperary Surnames and Places

Have you ever heard of County Tipperary? Chances are, you may not have heard of it if it was not for the World War 1 anthem “It’s a long way to Tipperary” OR if you have family that came from this landlocked Irish county originally.

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The Surnames of County Tipperary

Here are the surnames of County Tipperary! Names supplied by our readers – their ancestors came from County Tipperary originally. Is your County Tipp name here? If not – let me know what you want to add in the comment section below. Names are: Ahern, Aylward, Bannon, Barry, Beary, Blake, Bonney, Browne, Brunnock, Burgess,  Butler, […]

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