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Reporting The Great Irish Famine (#733)

In this episode we look at the many ways the Great Irish Famine was reported outside of Ireland – and the reaction from some of the groups that were exposed to that reporting. In one case, Mike’s own ancestors were included in a report that went out in English newspapers in the 1840s. One of…

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Laurel & Hardy and An Irish American Hero (#721)

This episode of the Letter from Ireland podcast has a Hollywood theme! Not just Hollywood however, we tell two stories behind recently released movies with a strong connection to Ireland. So, what do Laurel & Hardy, Steven Spielburg, Tom Hanks, Mary Black and Carina Collins all have in common? They all feature in this week’s…

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Do You Know this Irish American Hero?

We have just arrived back from a very successful visit to Chicago and Milwaukee – and took full advantage of the movies on offer in the airplane. One in particular caught my attention – it was a new film by Steven Spielberg. The director of Jaws and Schindler’s list always offers some great entertainment. In…

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From the High King of Ireland to South Australia

If we go back in time in Ireland – all the way back to about 1,000 years ago – we come to a period when the island of Ireland was occupied by a number of Gaelic “tribes”. These tribes occupied specific areas and their boundaries shifted backwards and forwards as the power of one tribe…

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Have you Unpacked Your Irish Family Tree?

In this episode we look at the many ways the Great Irish Famine was reported outside of Ireland – and the reaction from some of the groups that were exposed to that reporting. In one case, Mike’s own ancestors were included in a report that went out in English newspapers in the 1840s. One of…

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