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Do You Have These Saintly Names in Your Irish Family Tree? (#806)
Episode 69th February 2023 • The Letter from Ireland Podcast • Mike Collins
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In this week's episode we look at the life times and legacy of three ancient Celtic saints - with lots of fine music in between.

We start with a letter all about the Irish Saint Gobnait - but you may be surprised at how her name was anglicised into different versions that you may have in your family tree.

Then, we head up to the north of the island and look at Saint Mel and Saint Colmcille - and the connections between these names and a certain Hollywood actor and director.

Music featured in this episode:

"Inis Oirr" performed by Dé Danaann.

"Casadh an tSúgáin" performed by The Gloaming.

"Theme from Braveheart" performed by The Gardyne Ensemble.

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