A Letter from Ireland:
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Category Archives for Irish Placenames

Irish Surnames That Say Where You Came From

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Irish Surnames

Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. Spring has really sprung in this part of Ireland – the birds are singing wonderfully at dawn. I guess we’ll be getting used to it soon – and calling it “a terrible racket”!  I hope the weather isn’t treating you too […]

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Irish Surnames – County Cork Surnames and Places

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Do you have a County Cork surname? What are the typical County Cork surnames? In fact, have you ever heard of County Cork? It’s the largest county in Ireland – as well as being the largest single source for all Irish emigration during the 19th century. Maybe your ancestors came from this Irish county? Each […]

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County Tipperary Surnames and Places

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Have you ever heard of County Tipperary? Chances are, you may not have heard of it if it was not for the World War 1 anthem “It’s a long way to Tipperary” OR if you have family that came from this landlocked Irish county originally.

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