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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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County Waterford Surnames

Do you see your Irish surname here? Our families of the County Waterford. This is a picture of Saint Declans Cathedral and Round Tower in Ardmore dating from the 700s through the 1200s – and just on the coast. You can also walk from here all the way to Cashel in County Tipperary following the […]

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When Did your family COME to Ireland?

Dingle

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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From the Da Vinci Code to Castlemartyr

Have you read the DaVinci Code? It was a superseller some years back – with layer upon layer of conspiracy and intrigue. One of the societies mentioned was the “Knights Templar”. The castle you see above was built by the Knights Templar in1210 in Castlemartyr in East Cork. They fell dramatically out of favour some […]

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Where was Your Family at the time of Henry VIII?

King Henry and Ireland

Tomorrow, YourIrishHeritage is setting off on a road trip between the cities of Cork and Dublin. The road is now a full motorway and we should be in Dublin within 2.5 hours. But lets roll the clocks back a bit – all the way to the early 1500s – and think about the same journey […]

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