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A Roadtrip Around 16 Counties of Ireland – Part 4

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Irish tower

  A few weeks back we went on a road trip from Cork to Donegal and back – covering 16 counties in all. When we came back we wrote up a number of posts in our weekly newsletter (see the side of this post if you want to sign up for free) – and these […]

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Fancy knocking on the Castles green door?

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If you do – you’d be in good company. Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin have all stayed at Glenveagh Castle in County Donegal in the past (although at different times – I’d say!)

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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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A Roadtrip Through 17 Counties of Ireland (Part 2)

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A few weeks back we went on a road trip from Cork to Donegal and back – covering 16 counties in all. When we came back we wrote up a number of posts in our weekly newsletter (see to the side of this post if you want to sign up for free) – and these […]

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The Surname Rudden or Rodden

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Paul Rudden got on to us wondering about the Irish surname “Rudden“. You can see his question at the end of this post. Meaning of the Irish Surname Rudden. Rudden (or Rodden) comes from the Irish Ó Rodáin (phonetically pronounced “Oh-Rudawn” ) – from the Irish for “a strong rod” – and is from a […]

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