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The Irish Surname Mullins

Mullins comes from the Irish Ó Maoláin. This literally translates as “bald” – in the way a monk might be bald. This Irish name also translates into a number of surnames in different parts of the country:  Mullan, Mullen, Mellon and MacMullen.

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The O’Flahertys and Aughnanure Castle

This is a picture of Aughnanure castle near Oughterard in County Galway – have you been there? Kathleen Annette contacted us wanting to know a little more about her family – the O’Flahertys of Connaught.

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The Surnames of County Galway

The surnames of County Galway! Remember, if you want to add your Irish surname to our list, just provide us with your Irish surname and which county your ancestors came from – then stay tuned!

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Are you a Mannion of America?

The Mannions of America

Do you recognise this poster (remember the mini-series)? Guess we’ll have to add “Brosnan” to our list of names in honour of Pierce Brosnan’s first starring role! So where does the surname Mannion/Manion/Manning come from? Way back in the third century, six tribes collectively called the “Sogain” came to Galway from Ulster and occupied an […]

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