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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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One Man and 35 Irish Surnames

Many Irish surnames have spread throughout the world over the last number of centuries. Here is just one example of so many surnames (Irish and otherwise) coming from a single husband and wife. I was chatting with my father a few days back—he’s of an age where childhood memories spring up unexpectedly into the conversation. […]

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6 Favourite Irish Names

An example of old Irish names

Do you have a favourite Irish name? Supposing you were looking for an Irish-related first name for your new baby (or wanted to gently hint about one for your grandchild)? What would it be? Seán? Kelly? Colleen? Conor? Patrick? Well, in Ireland we have experienced the highest birth rate of all the European countries over […]

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