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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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Bere Island – Hungry Hill

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Bere Island – Sunday morning, June 9th, 2013. From the pier on Rerrin with Hungry Hill looming on the mainland in the background. This was one of the main locations for a movie with Colin Farrell – “Ondine” – have you seen it? Worth getting for the scenery alone (no – I don’t mean Colin […]

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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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Mount Brandon and the People of Dingle

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Mount Brandon

Mount Brandon on the Dingle Peninsula. Tomorrow we head to Dingle, County Kerry on a fact-finding and walking break. Are any of your people from County Kerry? This is a picture from the slopes of Mount Brandon – used a site of Pilgrimage for thousands of years. As you look down to the right – […]

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