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The Tribes of Ireland – Ireland at the Birth of Your Irish Surname.

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In last week’s newsletter we introduced Turlough O’Connor – High King of Ireland up to 1156. If Turlough was in the habit of reading maps back at that time, he might look at his kingdoms through the lens of this map – showing the major Tribes of Ireland at his time. Now, let’s take a […]

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The Irish Surname Ryan

Javier Tomás contacted us all the way from Argentina wondering about the Ryan surname (you can see his request at the end of this post). Ryan is the number one surname – by a margin – in County Tipperary. The primary holders of the name come from the Tipperary/Limerick sept known in Irish as Ó […]

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