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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 Irish Surname Mullins

Mullins comes from the Irish Ó Maoláin. This literally translates as “bald” – in the way a monk might be bald. This Irish name also translates into a number of surnames in different parts of the country:  Mullan, Mullen, Mellon and MacMullen.

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