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A Roadtrip Around 16 Counties of Ireland – Part 4

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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 the side of this post if you want to sign up for free) – and these […]

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The Irish Surname O’Connor/Connor/Conner/Conners/Connors

Deborah Crown was on wonder about the Irish surname “Conners“. You can read Deborah’s question and story at the end of this post.

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The Irish Surname Egan

Liz Egan Nilsen was on to us – wondering about the Irish surname “Egan” (you can read Liz’s question and story at the end of this mail). Origin of the Irish Surname Egan. Egan – a shortened form of “MacEgan” comes from the Irish “Mac Aodhagáin” (phonetically pronounced “Mock A-agawn”). This is derived from the […]

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The Irish Surname Carroll

Jan Jarrold got in touch to ask about the Irish Surname O’Carroll. You can see Jan’s story at the end of this post. The Origin of the name O’Carroll.

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The Irish Surname Gunning

Gunning (or O’Gunning) comes from the Irish Ó Conaing (Conaing was popular first name in Gaelic Ireland).  They were a sept of the larger Dal gCais sept in Thomond – originally from around the Castleconnell area in county Limerick – but today found in County Offaly for the most part.

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