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Like to run an Irish Castle for a Day?

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Would you like to run an Irish Castle for a day? Sound exciting? But we’re not just talking about a castle – also the large family estate of lands that surround it.

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The O’Flahertys and Aughnanure Castle

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This is a picture of Aughnanure castle near Oughterard in County Galway – have you been there? Kathleen Annette contacted us wanting to know a little more about her family – the O’Flahertys of Connaught.

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To Hell or to Connaught!

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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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The Surnames of County Galway

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The surnames of County Galway! Remember, if you want to add your Irish surname to our list, just provide us with your Irish surname and which county your ancestors came from – then stay tuned!

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When Did your family COME to Ireland?

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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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