A Letter from Ireland:
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Did your Family Live in an Irish Castle?

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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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Royal Families of Ireland – Does your Irish surname make the list?

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Irish Royalty

Have you ever wondered if any of your ancestors came from a wealthy family, perhaps even from one of the Royal families of Ireland? In this letter I will share with you the stories behind the Royal Families of Ireland, and their surnames, as well as sharing pictures of the many royal castles of Ireland.  […]

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Surnames of County Cork – 1

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The surnames of County Cork.The picture is of “Ahanfunsion” bridge (the Ford of the Ash trees) in West Cork. – the legendary site of a pre-historic battle. The Ash trees are said to descend from the original Ashes planted by the victor of that battle. This bridge was also blown up in the War of […]

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The Blasket Islands in County Kerry

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The Blasket Islands, County Kerry. Have you ever been to Kerry? How about the Dingle Peninsula and the Blasket Islands? Here is a picture of Carina strolling along on a lovely spring day on the Great Blasket Island off the coast of the Dingle Peninsula – the most westerly parish in Ireland and Europe. This has […]

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