What’s in a Surname?

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What's in a
Surname?

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Quite a lot actually! While some surnames have fallen out of use, others can be traced back centuries, says Dr Paul MacCotter, writing in the final part of our special magazine series, free with today’s Irish Independent.

Samantha Barry – From UCC to CNN

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Bantry’s Barry heading
up CNN bureaus

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Samantha Barry’s ascent through broadcast news has been both incredibly quick and successful, as Patrick Kelleher writes in this extract from part three of our special magazine with the Irish Independent.

Irish emigration today – beyond victimhood?

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Irish emigration today:
Beyond victimhood?

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The reasons for Irish people to emigrate now have changed utterly, writes Piaras Mac Éinrí.

A VISITOR’S STORY – JUDY TIPPLE

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Visitors Stories:
by Judy Tipple

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The adventurous life of Catherine O’Hare, Judy Tipple’s great-grandmother, whose journey took her Co Down to the farmsteads of British Columbia in Canada, with many stops along the way.

NED KELLY AND BILLY THE KID

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NED KELLY AND BILLY THE KID:
FOLK HEROES OR VILLAINS?

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Sometimes the difference between a hero and a villain isn’t as clear cut as people assume. In part two of our special magazine with the Irish Independent, read Jerome Devitt and Antonia Hart’s perspectives on Ned Kelly and Billy The Kid.

The Irish made lives in all parts

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The Irish made
lives in all parts

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Pushed and pulled, emigration from Ireland has been the historic norm, with many seeking fortunes abroad, writes Mike Cronin

A woman ahead of his time

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Margaret Bulkley:
A Woman ahead of his time

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The extraordinary Margaret Bulkley lived most of her life as a male surgeon who rose to the top of the British medical establishment, writes Patrick Kelleher

The ‘Migrant Memories’ Schools Competition

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Migrant Memories
Schools Competition

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Be in with the chance to win an exciting school trip to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and €250 worth of book tokens for your school, with thanks to the Irish Independent.

How do we define the Irish Diaspora?

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How do we define
the Irish Diaspora?

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As many as 70 million people around the world claim a connection to Irish identity, more than 10 times the current population of the island. So how do we define what it is to be Irish?

One island, millions of stories

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One Island,
Millions of stories

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Today in the Irish Independent see’s the release of our special magazine that charts the amazing story of Irish emigration. In this extract from part one, Patrick Fitzgerald and Brian Lambkin write about how the Irish Diaspora were often very well prepared for lives at their final destinations.

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