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Tracking Down a Reader Surname in Ireland.

Have you ever tried to track down a surname in Ireland? Sometimes you may be lucky and that surname may be tied to a very specific region – but sometimes a surname may come from a number of distinct places in Ireland as the following reader discovered. Céad Míle Fáilte – welcome to your Letter from […]

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The One-Armed Wonderboy of Oriel

From the region of Ireland once known as “Airgialla” – later know as “Oriel”, there emerged a soccer player whose skill and prowess at the game was not diminished by the fact that he had only one arm. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. How are things in your […]

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Green, White and the Orange Order

Do you have a favourite colour that you like to wear? In this letter, we look at the Orange Order – and visit a part of Ireland where the colour your choose to wear, symbolises your family’s history and heritage. Imagine green being republican, orange being unionist, and white to signify the peace between the […]

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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 Tale of Nine Irish Surnames

Irish surnames

At Your Irish Heritage – we focus on your Irish surnames and where in Ireland they come from – why? Simply because this matters to people! The 3 most common questions I get asked are:

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