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Holland & Brown – 2 Irish Giants of Naval History (#731)

In this episode we look at the story of two men born seventy years apart on the west coast of Ireland – who went on to make a substantial mark on naval history. William Brown was born into poverty in County Mayo but went on to become the father of the Argentinian Navy while John…

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Mount Brandon

Will You Travel With This Irish Saint? (#716)

We start this episode by hitting the high seas in the company of Saint Brendan the Navigator – a man who roamed the known (and unknown) world using the simple boats of his day. We then come back onto dry land and embark on a pilgrim trail towards Mount Brandon (named after the earlier mentioned…

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Holland and the Irish Submarine

Let me start by asking you two questions: Have you ever been to the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland? Have you ever boarded a submarine? Our letter today will tie together this unusual combination of questions with the story of one remarkable man from County Clare. On Christmas day, we traveled to a neighbour’s house…

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Irish Surnames – County Cork Surnames and Places

It’s the largest county in Ireland – as well as being the largest single source for all Irish emigration during the 19th century. Maybe your ancestors came from this Irish county? Each Sunday we send out a Letter from Ireland from a cottage in County Cork – to over 18,000 people of Irish descent all over the…

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Tralee to Kilkee on the Wild Atlantic Way

In this episode we look at the story of two men born seventy years apart on the west coast of Ireland – who went on to make a substantial mark on naval history. William Brown was born into poverty in County Mayo but went on to become the father of the Argentinian Navy while John…

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