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Did your Family Live in an Irish Castle?

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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The Surnames of County Galway

The surnames of County Galway! Remember, if you want to add your Irish surname to our list, just provide us with your Irish surname and which county your ancestors came from – then stay tuned!

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When Did your family COME to Ireland?

Dingle

Let me explain about the names: We are all familiar with the concept of “emigration” and Ireland. We all arrived at some point – some stayed and some passed through after some generations. All left their imprints. Like to add your Irish surname to our list? Just  – and we’ll let you know how to […]

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Where was Your Family at the time of Henry VIII?

King Henry and Ireland

Tomorrow, YourIrishHeritage is setting off on a road trip between the cities of Cork and Dublin. The road is now a full motorway and we should be in Dublin within 2.5 hours. But lets roll the clocks back a bit – all the way to the early 1500s – and think about the same journey […]

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