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Kinsale to Clonakilty on the Wild Atlantic Way

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Have you heard about Ireland’s new Wild Atlantic Way? It’s a route that goes all the way from Kinsale in County Cork to Malin Head in Donegal – along the way passing by some of the most gorgeous scenery in the world – and also taking a trip through the Ireland of your ancestors.

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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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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?

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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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Blarney Castle and Your Irish Ancestry

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Here’s a picture of a castle you may have heard of – Blarney Castle in County Cork (anyone kiss the famous Blarney stone?). Our journey today looks at the surname of the family who built this castle – the MacCarthys. So, if you have “MacCarthy” somewhere in your family (or are just plain curious) – […]

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