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Looking for County Donegal Ancestry

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County Donegal Ancestry

In this letter we chat to a reader who is trying to track down her County Donegal Ancestry. It’s a very interesting story – and all set around the most northerly village in Ireland! Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. How are things in your part of the […]

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One Man and 35 Irish Surnames

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Many Irish surnames have spread throughout the world over the last number of centuries. Here is just one example of so many surnames (Irish and otherwise) coming from a single husband and wife. I was chatting with my father a few days back—he’s of an age where childhood memories spring up unexpectedly into the conversation. […]

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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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