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From Guinness to McGuinness

The name Guinness in Ireland no doubt brings to mind happy times sharing a pint or two with friends. In this letter we will add to the name and visit the homeland of one Martin McGuinness, peacemaker and loyal son of Derry. Céad Míle Fáilte – you are very welcome to your Letter from Ireland […]

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County Down Genealogy, Pictures and Surnames with Van Morrison

Would you like to join us today on a journey today through the County Down? We might even take in a little County Down Genealogy. We are going to travel in style, in the company of none other than Mr. Van Morrison! We’ll also take in a bit of County Armagh along the way. Susan […]

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A Roadtrip Through 16 Counties of Ireland (Part 3)

A few weeks back we went on a road trip from Cork to Donegal and back – covering 16 counties in all. When we came back we wrote up a number of posts in our weekly newsletter (see the side of this post if you want to sign up for free) – and these were […]

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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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