Irish Ancestry Trail – Australia – Introduction

In March, 2018, we packed our bags and headed along just one of these trails. The plan was to fly to the city of Sydney in New South Wales – then travel south to the City of Hobart in Tasmania. Finally, we would travel north again to Melbourne to use as a base for the state…

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A Different Sort of Irish Music

Irish music

This week, we are going to have a look at some family names from County Cavan – and one Irish musician in particular. I have put some really nice musical videos in the centre of our letter today and I know that you will enjoy them. The Families of the Kingdom of Breifne. Have you…

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Ernest Shackleton and the Irish Antarctic Connection.

Carina and myself were settling down in front of the TV last night – and up came the story of one Ernest Shackleton, in this case played by Kenneth Branagh. About 30 minutes into the movie, we are introduced to the Irishman who accompanied Shackleton on his South Pole voyage in 1914 – one Tom…

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Irish Surnames That Say Where You Came From

Irish Surnames

Guess what? The subject of today’s letter is “Ireland”. That’s not exactly surprising, but it isn’t what you think! I received the following last week from one of our readers, Nancy Ireland: The surname is Ireland.   It is so hard to research the name Ireland !   My husband has always wanted to know who…

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A Roadtrip Through 16 Counties of Ireland (Part 3)

In March, 2018, we packed our bags and headed along just one of these trails. The plan was to fly to the city of Sydney in New South Wales – then travel south to the City of Hobart in Tasmania. Finally, we would travel north again to Melbourne to use as a base for the state…

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