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When Did your family COME to Ireland?

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Dingle

Let me explain about the names: We are all familiar with the concept of “emigration” and Ireland. We all arrived at some point – some stayed and some passed through after some generations. All left their imprints. Like to add your Irish surname to our list? Just  – and we’ll let you know how to […]

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Blarney Castle and Your Irish Ancestry

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Here’s a picture of a castle you may have heard of – Blarney Castle in County Cork (anyone kiss the famous Blarney stone?). Our journey today looks at the surname of the family who built this castle – the MacCarthys. So, if you have “MacCarthy” somewhere in your family (or are just plain curious) – […]

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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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Mount Brandon and the People of Dingle

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Mount Brandon

Mount Brandon on the Dingle Peninsula. Tomorrow we head to Dingle, County Kerry on a fact-finding and walking break. Are any of your people from County Kerry? This is a picture from the slopes of Mount Brandon – used a site of Pilgrimage for thousands of years. As you look down to the right – […]

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Castledonovan of the O’Donovans

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Here we have the imposing ruins of Castledonovan in West Cork – once home of the mighty O’Donovans! Anyone have the surnames Donovan, Collins, O’Connell, McEniry, Kenneally, Flannery, Tracey, Clerkin or Ring? Would you like to add your Surname to our list? Just  – and we’ll let you know how to join in the fun. […]

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