Wild Irish Tales and a Special Father’s Day Gift

Your Letter from Ireland shorts from the 11th of June 2024.

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Wild Irish Tales and a Special Father’s Day Gift

Céad míle fáilte, welcome to your Letter from Ireland “Shorts”.  Each Tuesday we’ll bring you a quick-read of some of our favourite and interesting Irish things for this week.

Three Castle Head, County Cork.
(see it on a map here)

Perched on cliffs facing southwest towards the Atlantic Ocean you will find the dramatic ruins of Dunlough Castle. It was an O’Mahony stronghold in County Cork on the end of the Mizen peninsula. Read more about this ancient castle here and check out our article about our travels along the Mizen Head and this area of Cork.

FEATURED IRISH NAMES County Tipperary Surnames

Do you have Irish ancestors who originated in County Tipperary? Have a look here at some of the most popular surnames from County Tipperary – see if you can spot your own surname among them!


Foster’s Historical Irish Oddities” by Allen Foster. Here’s a book for those who love a good chuckle or as we say here “the craic”! “Foster’s Historical Irish Oddities” is a collection of the strangest, most entertaining, and true stories from Irish history. Click here to see the book on amazon.

fosters irish oddities - Wild Irish Tales and a Special Father's Day Gift


Lá na nAithreacha

Which translates to “Father’s Day”. Here’s your chance to try it out for Father’s Day coming soon!

Click here to listen to how a native Irish speaker would say it


Speaking of Father’s Day – still searching for a special gift? Weavers of Ireland is your one-stop shop for authentic Irish-woven apparel. These men’s waistcoats are the perfect gift for your da or grand-da – or even for yourself!

weavers - Wild Irish Tales and a Special Father's Day Gift

That’s it for this week. Send us an email with any of your own favourites for inclusion in future emails, or if you’re a plus member leave a comment below.

Slán for now,
Mike & Carina.

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