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Have You Heard of The Irish Patriot called Michael Collins?

We take a look into the tribal background – and home – of an Irish Patriot called Michael Collins who was made famous by his deeds in the history books and movies. Céad Míle Fáilte – welcome to the Letter from Ireland for this week. How are things in your part of the world? The […]

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Have a close look at this photo …….

People often wonder about their families “castles”! But as we discover, the stone castles we see all over Ireland today are a relatively modern phenomenon – most built from the 1400s to the 1600s.

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Castledonovan of the O’Donovans

Here we have the imposing ruins of Castledonovan in West Cork – once home of the mighty O’Donovans! Anyone have the surnames Donovan, Collins, O’Connell, McEniry, Kenneally, Flannery, Tracey, Clerkin or Ring? Would you like to add your Surname to our list? Just  – and we’ll let you know how to join in the fun. […]

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