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When Did your family COME to Ireland?

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Dingle

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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The Galloglass – Do You have the Warrior Gene?

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Gallowglass

Have you ever heard the term ‘Galloglass’? Do you or your Irish ancestors have the surname MACSWEENY, MCCABE – or, MACDONALD, MACNEILL, MACSHEEHY, MCCOY, MACRORY? Then these Scottish-sounding names may mean that you may have “Galloglass” blood in you. After the arrival of the Normans in Ireland in 1169 the Irish Chieftains needed help to […]

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