A Letter from Ireland:
Shares

Tag Archives for " Curry "

The Tribes of Ireland – Ireland at the Birth of Your Irish Surname.

Shares

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 […]

Continue reading

The Irish Surname McCorry

McCorry (sometimes also Curry and Corr) comes from the Irish Mac Gothraidh – literally translated as “son of Gothraidh (or Godfrey)”. They were originally a branch of the Maguire family – mostly found around the modern County Fermanagh.

Continue reading

County Clare – The Palace of Kincora

A “ruin” in the County Clare – but what is it’s significance ….. well, there are a couple of layers here, so pay attention (specially all you O’Briens out there) This is Killaloe in County Clare and you are looking at the ruins of the Oratory of Saint Molua which was moved here from an […]

Continue reading

Is your family a member of the Dal gCais Tribe?

For many centuries – Ireland was a tribal society (and some would argue it remains fundamentally so today). The Dalcassians were a Gaelic Irish tribe who rose to prominence specially in the 10th century. They get their name from Cormac Cas of the 3rd century. Brian Bóru is perhaps the best known king from this […]

Continue reading
>