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The Irish Surname Foley

Mary Foley Hurst was on to us wondering about the origins and meaning of the Irish surname Foley. And you can read Mary’s question and story at the end of this post.

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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?

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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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