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Today we’re going to do some “heavy lifting” – but in a nice and useful way. One of the things we wanted when we started Your Irish Heritage was to go “beyond Geneaology”. Let me explain.

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The Surnames of County Cork

Our readers surnames from County Cork! Deep breath – there are a lot of them here – is your County Cork surname among them? Like to add your County Cork surname to our list? Just  – and we’ll let you know how to join in the fun.

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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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If you took all the Gaelic Surnames out of Ireland – what would be left?

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Today we’re looking at Viking, Norman, Galloglass and Planter (English and Scottish) names. Let’s take a few examples using one of our Readers – Patricia Clarke (thanks, Patricia J ). Patricia gave me six of her family names: Byrnes, Clarke, Halpin, Leonard, Martin and Rafferty.

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Viking Surnames and more

Do you have any Viking Surnames in your Family tree? I wonder if they are still asleep in the hut above – now might be a good time to strike! The Vikings appeared in Ireland about the 800s – and established strongholds in most of the current-day cities – Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Limerick and Wexford. […]

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