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The Surnames of County Tipperary

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Here are the surnames of County Tipperary! Names supplied by our readers – their ancestors came from County Tipperary originally. Is your County Tipp name here? If not – let me know what you want to add in the comment section below. Names are: Ahern, Aylward, Bannon, Barry, Beary, Blake, Bonney, Browne, Brunnock, Burgess,  Butler, […]

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A Roadtrip Around 16 Counties of Ireland – Part 4

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  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 […]

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The Irish Surname Foley

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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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To Hell or to Connaught!

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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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The Surnames of County Galway

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The surnames of County Galway! Remember, if you want to add your Irish surname to our list, just provide us with your Irish surname and which county your ancestors came from – then stay tuned!

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