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The Life of Riley – A Trip Through County Cavan (#502)

Do you wonder what it takes to really get your Irish Family History research REALLY humming? We interviewed Irish-based genealogist – Jayne McGarvey – and asked her to share 3 signs that you are making progress as an Irish ancestry researcher.

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County Fermanagh Surnames and Families

Do you have County Fermanagh surnames in your Irish family tree? The beautiful county of Fermanagh with it’s dense woodlands, and hilltop vistas has long attracted migrants from other parts of Ireland, and well as England, Scotland, and Wales. This history of settlers has made for a unique mix of surnames and peoples. Céad Míle […]

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Obtaining Irish Citizenship – From Movie Stars to the Rest of us (#202)

Irish Citizenship

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

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Is There Such a thing as Irish DNA?

Is your Irish ancestry in your DNA? What influences make up your cultural identity? Is it the DNA you are born with (your nature), or is it the way in which you were raised (or nurtured)? In this letter, we will cover a common debate about what factors make us Irish. Céad Míle Fáilte – […]

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An Irish Placename Travels Abroad to the City of Baltimore.

Did you ever wonder where your town got its name? Does it have a twin city with the same name, in another part of the world? In this letter, we will see how Irish town names often travelled with Irish immigrants to the far off places they settled. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to […]

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