A Letter from Ireland:
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The Origins of Your Irish Surnames

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Naturally you want to know where your Irish ancestors came from and the life they led. However as you may already know there are several frustrating Irish ancestry brick walls you can come across when researching your heritage. In this letter we will share a map. A map which will highlight the obstacles in your […]

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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.

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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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Where do Irish Surnames come from?

Do you ever wonder – where do Irish Surnames come from? How about YOUR Irish Surname? Today, we’re going to browse the evolution of the surname in Ireland – something I know is close to your heart! Soon we’ll look at Viking, Norman and Planter names – but for now we start with the old […]

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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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