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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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Irish Ancestry Trail – Canada – Newfoundland

Newfoundland. We landed in St. John’s, Newfoundland at 11.00am local time. Just 3.5 hours behind Ireland (Cork, actually) – and the 5 hour plane trip was quite a lot less than our ancestors had to endure. I must say (unlike the photo below – which was taken later in the week) – the environment looked […]

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Have You Had Your Riverdance Moment?

Many have seen the wonderful Irish music and dance production Riverdance.  In this letter, we will address the feeling that watching a such a cultural extravaganza has on the audience that shares in the heritage presented. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. How are things going with […]

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The Surnames of County Waterford

Named by the Vikings for it’s lovely location on the water, the county of Waterford has long been a centre of trade.  This accounts for the variety of surnames that can be found in both the city of Waterford, and the county. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. Last […]

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The Arrival and Leaving of Liverpool

Across the sea from Ireland lies the city of Liverpool, a busy port that has long been a departure point for the Irish immigrant.  In this letter we will meet some Irish that did not leave from Liverpool, but rather settled and raised descendants that you may know well. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you […]

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