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Saints, Scholars and Irish Family Surnames

Did any of your Irish family surnames come from an old Irish scholarly family? The “saints and scholars” or early Ireland were an essential part of passing down our traditions and culture – and they are still venerated in Ireland today. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland. I grabbed my cup […]

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Irish Surname Update – June 2014

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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County Tipperary Surnames and Places

Have you ever heard of County Tipperary? Chances are, you may not have heard of it if it was not for the World War 1 anthem “It’s a long way to Tipperary” OR if you have family that came from this landlocked Irish county originally.

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The Surnames of County Mayo

The surnames of County Mayo. Here are the County Mayo surnames in the family trees of our Readers. Is your County Mayo surname here? If not, just let me know in the comments section below and I’ll add it. Here we see a beautiful picture of Achill Island in the sunshine – imagine that!

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The Surnames of County Tipperary

Here are the surnames of County Tipperary! Names supplied by our readers – their ancestors came from County Tipperary originally. Is your County Tipp name here? If not – let me know what you want to add in the comment section below. Names are: Ahern, Aylward, Bannon, Barry, Beary, Blake, Bonney, Browne, Brunnock, Burgess,  Butler, […]

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