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The Stone Circles and Druids of Ireland

Ancient stone circle

Have you heard of the Druids of Ireland? Long before Christianity reached Ireland’s shores, there was a complex culture of beliefs involving the practices of law, medicine, and the oral tradition. In this letter we discuss the Druids, the ancient intellectual class of ancient Ireland. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from […]

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The Surnames of County Waterford

Named by the Vikings for it’s lovely location on the water, the county of Waterford has long been a centre of trade.  This accounts for the variety of surnames that can be found in both the city of Waterford, and the county. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. Last […]

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The Wine Geese of France

All about the Irish “Wine Geese of France”. When you think of the beverages of Ireland maybe a spot of tea comes to mind, a drop of whiskey, or a pint of Guinness…but how about a glass of wine? Ireland has a long history of trading wine that starts with a friendship with France. In […]

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An Irish Mentor

Have you ever had an Irish Mentor in your life? In this letter, we look at the story of one such man – a very special mentor to Carina at a time when it was well needed! Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are very welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. It’s a bring […]

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Saints, Scholars and Irish Family Surnames

Did any of your Irish family surnames come from an old Irish scholarly family? The “saints and scholars” or early Ireland were an essential part of passing down our traditions and culture – and they are still venerated in Ireland today. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland. I grabbed my cup […]

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