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The Origins of Two Irish Counties.

Let’s use a recent Irish sporting occasion to examine the origins of two Irish Counties. In this letter we will see how the colours of Irish team jerseys represent not just the county they play for, but also the history of sport keeping the spirit of the people lifted during hard times. Céad Míle Fáilte […]

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The Two Graces Of County Mayo Ireland

Have you ever been to County Mayo, Ireland? Let me start by asking you to do something. Close your eyes and think of Ireland. Let the images and sounds come wafting into your consciousness. Perhaps you are seeing green fields with stone walls? Or a wild blue sea beating off high cliffs and flowing onto […]

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Castles in Ireland – Our Top 22

Irish castle

  These are our favourite castles in Ireland – but I must admit, we have limited our selection to Irish castles that we have been to, photographed and enjoyed. I’m sure you have your own – some may be on our list and others may only be on yours! Did your Gaelic/Norman family occupy a […]

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The Top 100 Irish Surnames

Do you know the Top 100 Irish Surnames? How about the Top 10? Where do you go to find out? You could check in the census returns – but what we do here at Your Irish Heritage is a little different. Whenever someone signs up for our newsletter, we ask them to provide us with […]

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6 Favourite Irish Names

An example of old Irish names

Do you have a favourite Irish name? Supposing you were looking for an Irish-related first name for your new baby (or wanted to gently hint about one for your grandchild)? What would it be? Seán? Kelly? Colleen? Conor? Patrick? Well, in Ireland we have experienced the highest birth rate of all the European countries over […]

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