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Irish Surnames and Their Counties

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Do you have Irish surnames in your family tree? If the answer is yes, then read on – and discover more about the surnames of Ireland, where they come from – and see if you can spot some of your Irish surnames. When a new reader signs up for our weekly Letter from Ireland – we […]

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Do you have an Irish Viking Surname?

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Do you have an Irish Viking Surname? Sharing the Atlantic Ocean with the wandering Viking race, means there is sure to be many interactions. Throughout history the Norse visited and settled the coasts of Ireland, and even built inland cities. The surnames of Ireland reflect this history. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are very […]

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Planning your Trip to Ireland.

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A couple of weeks ago, we caught up with Naomi Sheehy here in Skibbereen. Naomi runs a company called Ireland Luxury Travel – which is a family concern based here in Skibbereen. She lives on a farm on the outskirts of the town with her husband, John – a growing family – and an undisclosed […]

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The Amazing Story of Denis Donovan.

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Céad Míle Fáilte from County Cork – and I trust you are doing well wherever you are in the world as you read this. We seem to be in the middle of “four seasons in one day” type of weather here at the moment – hard to get out without getting wet but too nice […]

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One Man and 35 Irish Surnames

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Many Irish surnames have spread throughout the world over the last number of centuries. Here is just one example of so many surnames (Irish and otherwise) coming from a single husband and wife. I was chatting with my father a few days back—he’s of an age where childhood memories spring up unexpectedly into the conversation. […]

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