Come Down to the Irish Pub

Irish surnames

Most of our  readers have ancestors and relatives who left Ireland. However, let’s not forget that there were many migrants who came into Ireland – usually seeking a fortune or living of some sort. Often to the displeasure and annoyance of the local natives! They were soldiers, adventurers, farmers and so on. Then, there were…

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Would You Like to Hear the Tale of an Irish Knight?

An irish knight in battle

I’m having a cup of Barry’s tea this morning as we chat and I hope you’ll have a drop of whatever you fancy as you join me for today’s Letter. In fact, the Barrys of Cork have a small part to play in today’s letter. Over in The Green Room, I received a note from…

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Tralee to Kilkee on the Wild Atlantic Way

Coming into the town of Tralee – the administrative capital of County Kerry – my mind always goes back to the Rose of Tralee festival. Specifically to the early 1980s and heading down to Tralee for the craic, sleeping only when necessary and wherever possible. Funny how those memories can colour your impressions of a…

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Irish Norman Surnames.

You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone by clicking on the play button above (the triangle with the circle around it). You can also download the show onto your computer by clicking on the download symbol. Enjoy! Episode Summary: Welcome to Season 4, Episode 2 of the Letter from Ireland Show. Join us on…

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