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Anglo Norman Surnames – Following the Norman Trail to Ireland (#402)

Do you have any Anglo Norman surnames in your Irish Family Tree? Then join us now as we talk about some of these Irish surnames and follow the Norman trail all the way back to Ireland. You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone by clicking on the play button above (the triangle with […]

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Do You Have an Irish Saint in Your Family Tree?

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Have you ever wondered if you have an Irish Saint in your family tree? Here is one Irish family that had both a Saint AND a Martyr in their family tree – and I know that many of our readers are descended from this one Irish family. I’m sipping on a glass of water from […]

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The Easter Rising, 1916

The Easter Rising, 1916 and the Irish proclamation of the Republic. You have arrived here because you have just received and read this weeks Letter from Ireland. On this page, I want to show you a print of the proclamation of the Irish Republic – read from the steps of the General Post Office in Dublin […]

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From Milltown to Milltown Cemetery, Belfast.

Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland. It’s a beautiful autumn’s morning here in Cork. Early morning mists that burn off by about 10 – a really unique time of the year. I hope the weather is at least as nice wherever you may be today. I do hope you are […]

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Irish Norman Surnames

Do You Have Irish Norman Surnames in Your Family Tree? When we hear the word “Norman” in Ireland today, we often think of the “Anglo-Norman” invasion of Ireland in 1170 that we learned about in school. Many of my own friends today have Norman surnames – Roche, Barry, Fitzgerald and so on. We attended the […]

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