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The Tribes of Ireland – Ireland at the Birth of Your Irish Surname.

In last week’s newsletter we introduced Turlough O’Connor – High King of Ireland up to 1156. If Turlough was in the habit of reading maps back at that time, he might look at his kingdoms through the lens of this map – showing the major Tribes of Ireland at his time. Now, let’s take a […]

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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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From the Da Vinci Code to Castlemartyr

Have you read the DaVinci Code? It was a superseller some years back – with layer upon layer of conspiracy and intrigue. One of the societies mentioned was the “Knights Templar”. The castle you see above was built by the Knights Templar in1210 in Castlemartyr in East Cork. They fell dramatically out of favour some […]

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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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Mount Brandon and the People of Dingle

Mount Brandon

Mount Brandon on the Dingle Peninsula. Tomorrow we head to Dingle, County Kerry on a fact-finding and walking break. Are any of your people from County Kerry? This is a picture from the slopes of Mount Brandon – used a site of Pilgrimage for thousands of years. As you look down to the right – […]

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