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The Surnames of County Mayo

The surnames of County Mayo. Here are the County Mayo surnames in the family trees of our Readers. Is your County Mayo surname here? If not, just let me know in the comments section below and I’ll add it. Here we see a beautiful picture of Achill Island in the sunshine – imagine that!

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A Roadtrip Through 17 Counties of Ireland (Part 2)

Irish road trip

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 to the side of this post if you want to sign up for free) – and these […]

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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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