A Letter from Ireland:
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Where Did The Irish Come From? The Origins of the Irish.

The Origins of the Irish

Have you ever wondered about the origins of the Irish? In this letter, we look at the myths and stories that have endured down through the years – as well as visiting a very particular building in northern Spain associated with the Irish origin story. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are very welcome to this […]

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An Irish Halloween – Stories from “Samhain” (#310)

Do you have some Irish Halloween stories in your family? Join us as we share some Irish Halloween memories and tell stories from this time of year known on the Celtic Calendar as “Samhain”. You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone by clicking on the play button above (the triangle with the circle […]

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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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What’s Your Name in Irish?

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Do you know your name in Irish? Many people have family nicknames, or shortened names, from their more formal forenames. In this letter we will examine Irish first names, to see how they match up with your own forename. Céad Míle Failte from County Cork – and I hope you are keeping well wherever you […]

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Irish Surname Evolution.

Have you ever wondered about Irish Surname Evolution? Irish surnames’ spellings have long been the victim of change when being converted from the spoken Irish to the phonetic English. In this letter, we will use two surnames as examples of how this practice of transcribing changed the look of countless surnames. Céad Míle Fáilte – […]

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