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The Surnames of County Mayo

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The surnames of County Mayo. Here are the County Mayo surnames in the family trees of our Readers. Is your County Mayo surname here? If not, just let me know in the comments section below and I’ll add it. Here we see a beautiful picture of Achill Island in the sunshine – imagine that!

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Why are there so many English Surnames in Ireland?

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Irish countryside landscape

One of our readers – Joan – decided to “roadtest” some of our recommendations and came back with the following comment:

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A Roadtrip Around 16 Counties of Ireland – Part 4

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Irish tower

  A few weeks back we went on a road trip from Cork to Donegal and back – covering 16 counties in all. When we came back we wrote up a number of posts in our weekly newsletter (see the side of this post if you want to sign up for free) – and these […]

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The inside of a Blasket Island Cottage

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Notice the old “settle” – I still remember them. If this was lived in after 1963 John F. Kennedy might well be up there alongside the sacred heart like so many households in Ireland.

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The Top 10 Irish Surnames on our List.

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As you may already know – when people contact us on Facebook – we ask them for their Irish surname(s) and the county their ancestors came from. We then add this to our list and use it to figure out good stories that need telling.

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