Do you know your given name in Irish? Does your first name have an equivalent Irish name? Just last week, I sent out a Letter from Ireland – and in it, I covered many of the more common first names in Irish. Well, the amount of mail I received in turn would would have kept […]
A Collection of Letters from Ireland
Here we have a collection of Letters from Ireland from the last two years. All about your Irish Surnames, Ancestry and heritage. Feel free to browse on the letters below - click on the ones you like to see more - and be sure to sign up for your own weekly Letter from Ireland where you will get the latest letter delivered to your inbox for free each and every Sunday morning. See the signup box on this page. Mike.
Have you ever had an Irish Mentor in your life? In this letter, we look at the story of one such man – a very special mentor to Carina at a time when it was well needed! Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are very welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. It’s a bring […]
Are researching your Irish Ancestry? One of the “brick walls” I see people coming up against is understanding Irish placenames – especially when the spelling seems to vary so widely. In this letter – we’ll look at the 7 main component parts of Irish placenames. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are welcome to this […]
We love to tell stories of people who left Ireland, and then went on to achieve amazing things during their lives. In County Mayo, you will find the village of Foxford. Out of that village came one Admiral William Brown. This is his story. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. […]
We often get stories in from readers who recall a member of their family who ALMOST travelled on the Titanic’s ill-fated maiden voyage. Here is the story of one Irish lady who lived to tell the tale – and go on to great things. A lady by the name of Molly Brown. Céad Míle Fáilte […]