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Kinsale to Clonakilty on the Wild Atlantic Way

Have you heard about Ireland’s new Wild Atlantic Way? It’s a route that goes all the way from Kinsale in County Cork to Malin Head in Donegal – along the way passing by some of the most gorgeous scenery in the world – and also taking a trip through the Ireland of your ancestors.

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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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Did your Family Live in an Irish Castle?

I often get asked – “did my family own Irish Castles?” It’s the ultimate fairy tale – Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses all living in beautiful old castles.

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To Hell or to Connaught!

Have a look – would you call this hell? “To Hell or to Connaught!” – was the choice given by Oliver Cromwell to the native Irish in 1653 as he pushed on with the English plantation of settlers in the good land left behind. Here is a picture of Ballyconneely in Connemara – a beautiful […]

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County Limerick Surnames

County Limerick surnames. Is your Irish surname here? The surnames of County Limerick – Ahearn, Carrolls, Collins, Conway, Cregan, Culhane, Cunneen, Cussen, Donovan, Downes, Dundon, Fitzgerald, Hannan, Hannon, Hayes, Heffernan, Hewson, Hourigan, Irwin, Keating, Kinnerk, Leakey, Liston, Lynch, Lyons, McEnery, McNamara, Moloney, Murphy, Nash, Neville, Noonan, O’Brien, O’Connell, O’Connor, O’Sullivan, Quaid, Quish, Ryan, Sheahan,  Shaughnessy, […]

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