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Have you Unpacked Your Irish Family Tree?

Irish road signs

Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this very fine Autumn week (at least here in County Cork!). We’re seeing our first mentions of “Halloween” – a sure sign that the summer is in the rear-view mirror. I hope you are doing well wherever this letter finds you in the world […]

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When Did your family COME to Ireland?

Dingle

Let me explain about the names: We are all familiar with the concept of “emigration” and Ireland. We all arrived at some point – some stayed and some passed through after some generations. All left their imprints. Like to add your Irish surname to our list? Just  – and we’ll let you know how to […]

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Dun na Sead Castle

Dun na Sead Castle in Baltimore, West Cork – home of the O’Driscolls! Yesterday I asked “what was the connection between this castle and the US TV series “The Wire”. Answer: They were both shot in Baltimore! Just different Baltimores (although both come from the Irish “Baile an Ti Mor” – town of the big […]

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