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Do You Have This Problem Locating your Irish Surname?

Have you ever had problems locating your Irish surname in Ireland? Sometimes it’s down to the fact that some surnames can come from a number of separate locations in Ireland – as it was when we received this letter from one of our readers. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome once again to your very own […]

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Meet the Irish-Canadians – Following The Irish Ancestral Trail in Canada (#206)

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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 2, Episode 6 of the Letter from Ireland Show. In this […]

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Irish Ancestry Trail – Canada – Introduction

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Introduction – What is the Irish Ancestry Trail? Welcome! We’re delighted that you could join us as we make our way along the “Irish Ancestry Trail” in North America – specifically the part that now comprises much of Canada east of Toronto. So, what is the “Irish Ancestry Trail”? Well, that’s the name that we […]

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Partridge Island, Saint John.

Of the many routes of migration the Irish took while immigrating, one of the most popular was to the Atlantic and Maritime Provinces of Canada. The route was harrowing, and the ships were full of fever, but the Irish who survived the voyage thrived as their descendants can attest today. Céad Míle Fáilte – and […]

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The Hedge School Teachers of Ireland

Do you have any school teachers in your family tree?  Perhaps they have fond memories of the hallowed halls in which they taught, the ordered classrooms, fully stocked with the supplies of a good education. In this letter, we will visit a humbler school setting, that was the only option for many Irish schoolteachers during […]

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