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The Evolution of Irish Surnames – Where your Irish Surname fits

When we look at Irish surnames today, it’s easy to get confused when we see names that appear to have several different spellings, some look very English or Scottish – how could they be Irish you ask – while other names appear to randomly have an “O” or “Mac” in front of them. Before We…

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The Skellig Islands, Star Wars and an Irish Lent.

Earlier this week we had the start of Lent – which remains quite a big deal in Ireland. This was a time of year that affected our shared Irish ancestors in many ways. It was a lean time in the larder as the food from the previous harvests thinned out. It was also a time…

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Letter from Ireland Magazine (January/February, 2019)

Welcome to the Letter from Ireland Magazine for January/February, 2019. In this issue you will find features on: The Norman Surnames and culture in Ireland, planning your next Irish Trip, an interview with the publisher of the Atlas of the Great Irish Famine, all about the Celtic festival of Imbolc and much more.

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Partridge Island, Saint John

When we look at Irish surnames today, it’s easy to get confused when we see names that appear to have several different spellings, some look very English or Scottish – how could they be Irish you ask – while other names appear to randomly have an “O” or “Mac” in front of them. Before We…

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