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The Letter from Ireland Podcast. Join us as we travel in the footsteps of your Irish Ancestors - visiting their homelands and telling their stories as they put down roots in so many places around the world.

The Letter from Ireland Podcast - with Carina & Mike Collins Mike Collins

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 24 Ratings

The Letter from Ireland Podcast. Join us as we travel in the footsteps of your Irish Ancestors - visiting their homelands and telling their stories as they put down roots in so many places around the world.

    Ireland, Scotland & Robbie Burns (#703)

    Ireland, Scotland & Robbie Burns (#703)

    In this episode of the Letter from Ireland Podcast we look at the overlap culturally between Ireland and Scotland. This is especially relevant as we approach the annual Robbie Burns night - what has effectively turned into Scotland's national day. Join us for plenty of chat, music, entertainment and a bit of education along the way!

    • 34 min
    Two Irish Literary Giants (#702)

    Two Irish Literary Giants (#702)

    In this episode of the Letter from Ireland Podcast, we look at the life and works of two of Ireland's most famous literary giants - George Bernard Shaw and James Joyce. We take an unusual angle on the stories of both and throw in some music to help set the mood for the time through which these iconic authors lived.

    • 38 min
    All Gods Creatures Have a Place in the Choir (#701)

    All Gods Creatures Have a Place in the Choir (#701)

    In this first episode of the Letter from Ireland Show for 2022 we share stories and music that highlight the esteemed place that animals have in Irish mythology and folklore, music and family surnames.

    • 34 min
    What Drives Genealogists Crazy About Ancestry.com

    What Drives Genealogists Crazy About Ancestry.com

    In this episode, Mike Collins chats with Jayne McGarvey (our Green Room genealogist) about what drives a genealogist crazy about how some people use ancestry.com. We talk through the strengths and weaknesses of ancestry.com, problems specific to Irish ancestry research and how people can improve the way they use ancestry.com. Lots of nuggets from a practising Irish ancestry genealogist.

    • 47 min
    One Story From The Irish Land Wars

    One Story From The Irish Land Wars

    Join Mike and Carina as they chat about just one reader story from the Irish Land Wars of the late 1800s. Our reader shares an amazing story of immigration and now understands the reasons why her family were so reticent about talking of their Irish family history.

    • 15 min
    The Tithe Applotment Books - 7 Questions and 7 Answers

    The Tithe Applotment Books - 7 Questions and 7 Answers

    Join Mike and our head genealogist in The Green Room, Jayne McGarvey, as we chat about the usefulness of the Irish "Tithe Applotment Books" when discovering more about the location and lives of your Irish ancestors during the early 1800s.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

lakeham4 ,

I Love these podcasts

I've been a long time fan of the website, but I really like hearing it spoken even better. The information is great as always, but hearing the Irish accent makes you feel like you are actually there. Even though many of the stories are not about my specific ancestors, I feel like it brings them to life for me. I can understand what their lives could have been like and it connects me with all the people and the Irish culture. Thank you so much for helping me discover so much of my Irish heritage.

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