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Irish Surname Update – June 2014

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One of the things we invite our readers to do when they sign up for the Letter from Ireland is to pass on the Irish Surnames names of their ancestors and the counties they come from (if known). We have been doing this since April 2013 and we now have over 7000 individual entries on […]

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The Top 100 Irish Surnames

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Do you know the Top 100 Irish Surnames? How about the Top 10? Where do you go to find out? You could check in the census returns – but what we do here at Your Irish Heritage is a little different. Whenever someone signs up for our newsletter, we ask them to provide us with […]

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Irish Norman Surnames

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Do You Have Irish Norman Surnames in Your Family Tree? When we hear the word “Norman” in Ireland today, we often think of the “Anglo-Norman” invasion of Ireland in 1170 that we learned about in school. Many of my own friends today have Norman surnames – Roche, Barry, Fitzgerald and so on. We attended the […]

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A Roadtrip Through 16 Counties of Ireland (Part 3)

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A few weeks back we went on a road trip from Cork to Donegal and back – covering 16 counties in all. When we came back we wrote up a number of posts in our weekly newsletter (see the side of this post if you want to sign up for free) – and these were […]

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Did your Family Live in an Irish Castle?

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I often get asked – “did my family own Irish Castles?” It’s the ultimate fairy tale – Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses all living in beautiful old castles.

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