The Most Irish of Towns Outside Ireland? (#745)
This week we look at the fact that there are many, many more people of Irish descent OUTSIDE the island of Ireland than on the island of Ireland. Many Irish immigrants brought their Irish placenames with them when they settled in a new country.
This week we look at the fact that there are many, many more people of Irish descent OUTSIDE the island of Ireland than on the island of Ireland. Many Irish immigrants brought their Irish place names with them when they settled in a new country.
We look at just two cities with an Irish pedigree and chat about their Irish connections and links to specific places in Ireland. All this accompanied by music from one of the best Irish Diaspora bands – The Pogues. I do hope you enjoy!
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The Letter from Ireland Show is a weekly podcast that goes out each Thursday from our cottage in County Cork. Tune in to this episode – and dive straight in to a bit of Irish caint, ceóil agus craic (conversation, music and craic!).
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The following music was played in this show:
- The Irish Rover” performed by The Pogues and The Dubliners.
- “Dirty Old Town” performed by The Pogues.
- “Body of an American” performed by The Pogues.
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Slán for now, Mike and Carina.