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The Surnames of County Cork

Our readers surnames from County Cork! Deep breath – there are a lot of them here – is your County Cork surname among them? Like to add your County Cork surname to our list? Just  – and we’ll let you know how to join in the fun.

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The Surnames of County Sligo

The surnames of County Sligo! Here are the County Sligo surnames belonging to our readers – is yours here? Like to add your Irish surname to our list? Just  – and we’ll let you know how to join in the fun.

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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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The Irish Surname Coyle

Coyle (or Mac Coyle) comes from the Irish Mac Giolla Chomhgaill. This literally translates as “devotee of St. Comgal”. This Irish name also translates into the surname “MacIlhoyle”. Today it is mainly found in the province of Ulster in Counties Donegal and Monaghan.

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Surnames of County Cork – 1

The surnames of County Cork.The picture is of “Ahanfunsion” bridge (the Ford of the Ash trees) in West Cork. – the legendary site of a pre-historic battle. The Ash trees are said to descend from the original Ashes planted by the victor of that battle. This bridge was also blown up in the War of […]

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