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Tracing Your Family’s Roots
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Tracing Your Family’s Roots

We’re motivated to discover our family history and origins for many reasons. We want to carve out a place for our family in the large picture of history. Some of us may have lost family members and feel adrift. We may feel a sense of responsibility to preserve our family’s past for future...

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The Haunting History of Kilmainham Gaol
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The Haunting History of Kilmainham Gaol

Ireland is a fiercely independent country and rightly so.  It had to fight long and hard for its independence.  One of the most infamous sites associated with Irish independence is Kilmainham Gaol.  It is where the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising were executed (among many, many others).  And...

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Historical Castles of Dublin
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Historical Castles of Dublin

It may be famously known as the home of Bono, Guinness and a great night out, but venture off Dublin’s Temple Bar tourist trail, and you’ll find a whole new hidden Dublin, one that is dotted with medieval castles brimming with history, mystery and legend. From the walled gardens of picturesque...

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The Five Ghosts of Malahide Castle
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The Five Ghosts of Malahide Castle

Malahide Castle is one of the most haunted castles in Ireland, with no fewer than five identifiable ghosts gracing its halls.  Though most haunted places tend to be haunted by the many who have fought and died over them, Malahide Castle was owned by a single family, the Talbots, for nearly 800...

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Guide to Ireland’s Game of Thrones Filming Locations
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Guide to Ireland’s Game of Thrones Filming Locations

Tollymore Forest Park, County Down. Tollymore Forest Park made its appearance way back in the first season of Game of Thrones as the woods where Ned Stark discovered a litter of abandoned direwolves, the symbol of House Stark, which he subsequently allowed his children to adopt. The park,...

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The White Lady of Kinsale
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The White Lady of Kinsale

It was a wedding that resulted in three funerals (the bride, the groom and the bride’s father) and all four events took place on the same day.  It was a tragedy worthy of Shakespeare.  And it is one of Ireland’s best-known ghost stories, the White Lady of Kinsale. On the southern...

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5 Notorious Haunts of Ireland
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5 Notorious Haunts of Ireland

It may be known as the Island of Saints and Scholars, due to its literary tradition and high -quality learning institutions, but Ireland is also a land of myths and legends, a place where superstition runs deep and the ‘Banshee’ wails in the dead of night. From haunted castles where ghosts...

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Haunted Castles of Ireland
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Haunted Castles of Ireland

A stunning coastline, spectacular views and…a whole lot of ghosts! When you think of Ireland, ghosts and ghouls may not immediately spring to mind, but rest assured, this island in ‘forty shades of green’ is a hive of paranormal activity. If you are an avid ghost hunter or even if you are...

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