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How Many Generations Back to Your First Irish Ancestor?

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How many generations back to your first Irish Ancestor? Ever wonder about the origin of your surname? In this letter we discuss how Irish surnames may not just be about the place where your ancestors came from, but what they may have done for a profession, or even how they appeared as well. Céad Míle […]

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The Tailor and Ansty – An Irish Storyteller

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Do you have a Seanchaí, or Irish storyteller, in your family? Someone that everyone gathers around at family events to be entertained and enlightened? In this letter we’ll visit with an Irish storyteller that people would travel miles to share the hearth with. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to the Letter from Ireland for this […]

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The Journey of an Irish Royal Family.

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In this letter – we look at the journey of an ancient Irish Royal family around the north half of Ireland over many centuries. This “journey” was typical of many Irish families following the arrival of the Normans and the later plantations. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this […]

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The Fighting Irish – Is Your Irish Surname Mentioned Here?

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We’ve often heard the phrase “The Fighting Irish”. Here we have a letter all about how many of the “faction fights” in 1800s Ireland, went on to be subsumed into the modern Irish game of Hurling. Perhaps you can see some of your Irish surnames mentioned as part of this particular faction fight? Céad Míle Fáilte […]

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Born on the 4th of July

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Céad Míle Failte wherever you are – writing to you from Lisdoonvarna in County Clare this morning. Bit of mist about – but should burn off shortly (fingers crossed!). Hope you have a nice cup of tea or coffee at hand (I’m sticking to the water myself this morning). I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy A […]

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