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This episode explores the major Royal Irish surnames of O’Neill and O’Connor. We talk about Niall of the Nine Hostages, the patriarch of the O’Neills, and the singer Sinéad O’Connor.Read More
Today we look at a very old Irish boy’s name. It’s one that has worked its way around the world as both a given name and a surname. The name is “Niall” (pronounced “Nile” in Ireland). Do you have a relative with the name Niall (or maybe Neil or Neal)? Did you know that the name Niall means “champion” in old Irish? It’s a name with an important place in Irish culture. Let’s take a closer look.Read More
In this episode we look at two of the major family surnames of Ireland – O’Neill and O’Connor. The first story asks if you have Niall of the Nine Hostages DNA?. This Niall was the patriarch of the O’Neills of Meath and Ulster and there are a surprising number of people on the planet today…Read More