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Have you Visited the Irish Famine Museum?

Many of our shared ancestors left Ireland because of the Great Irish Famine. Here is the story of just one of those locations that was severely affected – and it became the site for the Irish Famine Museum today.   Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. If […]

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Four Irish-Canadian Stories

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The Irish Canadians. When the Irish were forced to embark from their homeland, many think of America, England, or Australia as the ports where they landed. In this letter, we will visit the land of Canada, which was the migratory destination of 5 million people of Irish descent. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are […]

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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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Do you have an Irish Viking Surname?

Do you have an Irish Viking Surname? Sharing the Atlantic Ocean with the wandering Viking race, means there is sure to be many interactions. Throughout history the Norse visited and settled the coasts of Ireland, and even built inland cities. The surnames of Ireland reflect this history. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are very […]

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Are You a Descendant of the Queen of Connaught?

Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome once again to your Letter from Ireland. The weather is mild enough and there is even a “stretch in the evenings”. How are things in your part of the world? I’m back on a glass of water from the well as we chat – but I do hope you’ll have […]

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