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Irish Surnames and Their Counties

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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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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Ballynacarriga Castle – Home of the O’Hurleys

Welcome to Ballynacarriga Castle in West Cork! This is the view that a castle was built for! It was meant to be imposing and awe-inspiring – you’d think twice about approaching it! Not built for the tourist-friendly aerial view you see today. This is Ballynacarriga castle in West Cork – built by the Hurley family […]

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