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A Different Sort of Irish Music

Are you a fan of Irish music? Today, we have something a bit different as we look at the music of one man who had his roots in the north of Ireland.

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Ulster Scots and the First Great Migration

Do you own a piece of Linen? How about Irish Linen? Maybe a nice tablecloth or even a cool dress or nice shirt? A few weeks back, I received the following email from Joan Adams: My ancestor, William Irwin, was born in County Antrim about 1703 and immigrated about 1741. I have long wanted to find…

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The Warrior Galloglass Surnames of Ireland

Many Irish surnames derive from a group of warriors who arrived in Ireland as mercenaries from the 13th century onwards. They were called the “galloglass”. A few weeks back, I received the following mail from Brenda Mills – one of our regular readers: I would love to know more about the McCoy’s and where they came…

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Born on the 4th of July

Were you, or a member of your family, born on the 4th of July? We asked our Facebook readers and 6 of you said YES! So, today, we’re going to look at Georges family name – and the Irish family names of our 6 Yankee Doodle Dandy readers. One of the most interesting things about…

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Irish Roots and Irish Counties

Which Irish County Holds Your Irish Roots?

This week, we are going to have a look at some family names from County Cavan – and one Irish musician in particular. I have put some really nice Irish music videos in the centre of our letter today and I know that you will enjoy them. The Families of the Kingdom of Breifne. Have…

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