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Kinsale to Clonakilty on the Wild Atlantic Way

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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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Cape Clear on the Wild Atlantic Way

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Our third leg of the Wild Atlantic Way brought us to Cape Clear island – off the coast of West Cork. The islands of West Cork are the place to go if you want to slow down to a STOP! There is a different rhythm on these islands – the islands of Cape Clear, Sherkin […]

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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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The Top 10 Irish Surnames on our List.

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As you may already know – when people contact us on Facebook – we ask them for their Irish surname(s) and the county their ancestors came from. We then add this to our list and use it to figure out good stories that need telling.

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Castledonovan of the O’Donovans

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Here we have the imposing ruins of Castledonovan in West Cork – once home of the mighty O’Donovans! Anyone have the surnames Donovan, Collins, O’Connell, McEniry, Kenneally, Flannery, Tracey, Clerkin or Ring? Would you like to add your Surname to our list? Just  – and we’ll let you know how to join in the fun. […]

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