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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 Egan

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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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Like to run an Irish Castle for a Day?

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Would you like to run an Irish Castle for a day? Sound exciting? But we’re not just talking about a castle – also the large family estate of lands that surround it.

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The Surnames of County Galway

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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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When Did your family COME to Ireland?

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Let me explain about the names: We are all familiar with the concept of “emigration” and Ireland. We all arrived at some point – some stayed and some passed through after some generations. All left their imprints. Like to add your Irish surname to our list? Just  – and we’ll let you know how to […]

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