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Irish Ancestry Trail – Canada – Newfoundland

Newfoundland. We landed in St. John’s, Newfoundland at 11.00am local time. Just 3.5 hours behind Ireland (Cork, actually) – and the 5 hour plane trip was quite a lot less than our ancestors had to endure. I must say (unlike the photo below – which was taken later in the week) – the environment looked […]

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Did your Family Live in an Irish Castle?

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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County Kilkenny Surnames

We’ve many fans who consider County Kilkenny their ancestral home – names such as Breen, Brennan, Brien, Burns, Butler, Cantwell, Carroll, Delaney, Dowling, Dunne, Earley, Fitzpatrick, Gore, Grace, Holly, Howlin, Marshall, Murphy, Phelan, Plunkett, Power, Purcell, Rochford, Ryan, Shea, Shortall, Sweetman,  and Walsh. This is a picture of Kilkenny Castle built originally by the invading […]

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