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3 Things to know about your Irish Ancestor Surnames

3 Things to know about your Irish ancestor surnames – and a lot more! In this readers Letter from Ireland, Mike has a conversation with a descendant of a family from County Kerry. In the letter, they touch on some important things to know about the locations, nicknames and pronunciation of surnames in Ireland. Céad […]

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From the Mouths of Babes – A Wonderful Irish Ancestry Resource (#304)

There is a wonderful Irish Ancestry Resource that many of us overlook when we are “scouring” the records for the smallest hint or connection. It also has the benefit of being very entertaining. See if you have used this resource in the past – or plan to in the future! You can listen to the […]

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The Elementary Truth Behind Some Irish Surnames

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Do you enjoy reading (or watching!) Sherlock Holmes novels and TV adaptations? You might be surprised at the Irish connections of the author – Arthur Conan Doyle. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. How are things in your part of the world today? Well, the rain has returned here […]

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Do You Like this Irish Folklore collection?

Have you ever seen the National Irish Folklore schools collection? This is a very special resource that can be used to discover just what life was like for your Irish ancestors – the customs, work habits and more. In this letter we look at the story of just one of our readers – and show […]

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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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