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Do You Have This Problem Locating your Irish Surname?

Have you ever had problems locating your Irish surname in Ireland? Sometimes it’s down to the fact that some surnames can come from a number of separate locations in Ireland – as it was when we received this letter from one of our readers. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome once again to your very own […]

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Is There Such a thing as Irish DNA?

Is your Irish ancestry in your DNA? What influences make up your cultural identity? Is it the DNA you are born with (your nature), or is it the way in which you were raised (or nurtured)? In this letter, we will cover a common debate about what factors make us Irish. Céad Míle Fáilte – […]

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Irish Sayings – Is there Room for the Irish language in your Life?

Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. The weather here is getting wetter by the day, almost in biblical proportions – a dry day seems rarer than a hens tooth. I hear that many of our friends in North America are “enjoying” the first snowfalls of the year all of […]

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What Are the “Approved” Irish Names in Your Family?

Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. We’re coming closer to mid-summer and you can feel it in the air here in Cork. It’ll soon be bright until 11.00pm at night – and there will always be a little light on the horizon through the night. It’s a […]

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The Two Graces Of County Mayo Ireland

Have you ever been to County Mayo, Ireland? Let me start by asking you to do something. Close your eyes and think of Ireland. Let the images and sounds come wafting into your consciousness. Perhaps you are seeing green fields with stone walls? Or a wild blue sea beating off high cliffs and flowing onto […]

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