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Four Irish-Canadian Stories

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The Irish Canadians. When the Irish were forced to embark from their homeland, many think of America, England, or Australia as the ports where they landed. In this letter, we will visit the land of Canada, which was the migratory destination of 5 million people of Irish descent. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are […]

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Irish Surnames and Their Counties

Do you have Irish surnames in your family tree? If the answer is yes, then read on – and discover more about the surnames of Ireland, where they come from – and see if you can spot some of your Irish surnames. When a new reader signs up for our weekly Letter from Ireland – we […]

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Is your Surname Buried in an Irish Placename?

It’s amazing just how many placenames in Ireland come from the surnames of the leading family of the area. Often, this name is “buried” in the placename as it evolved from the original Irish language. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. We’re just back from a great trip to […]

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From Fairy-Gaul to the Irish in Montreal

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The Irish in Montreal. The Irish Ancestry Trail stretches around the globe. One popular migration was to follow the timber ships of Canada back to their ports of call, after they made shipments to Ireland. One of Canada’s larger cities, Montreal, was to become the new home of many an Irish wanderer. Céad Míle Fáilte […]

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Irish Hounds and Irish Surnames

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What do Irish Hounds and Irish surnames have to do with each other? Did you ever wonder about the origin of your Irish surname? Maybe it had to do with a particular place, or a personality trait of a long distant ancestor? Perhaps it might even have to do with an important animal in the […]

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