A Letter from Ireland:

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An Irish Rebellion in Australia

Have you heard the story of this Irish Rebellion in Australia? In this letter from Ireland, we follow the path of many Irish immigrants to Australia, a new frontier filled with opportunity. For the recent arrivals, this relatively new country also needed some structuring to help it develop into the great democracy it is today. […]

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Born on the 4th of July

Céad Míle Failte wherever you are – writing to you from Lisdoonvarna in County Clare this morning. Bit of mist about – but should burn off shortly (fingers crossed!). Hope you have a nice cup of tea or coffee at hand (I’m sticking to the water myself this morning). I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy A […]

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Os and Macs – where did they go?

Which do you prefer to say: Bergin OR Ó hAimheirgin? That’s the original Irish name for Bergin – but has since become contracted to Ó Beirgin. Thats the sort of thing that happens to names as they travel down through the years. The other thing is that Bergin lost its “O” – these were often […]

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