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Ask And Ye Shall Receive

The following is an Irish Story submitted by Des Dineen as part of our 2015 Reader Story competition. The winner of the competition will be announced on February 14, 2015. Please do feel free to leave your comments, questions – and encouragement! in the comment section at the end of the story. ~Mike Collins. Ask and […]

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The Tribes of Ireland – Ireland at the Birth of Your Irish Surname.

In last week’s newsletter we introduced Turlough O’Connor – High King of Ireland up to 1156. If Turlough was in the habit of reading maps back at that time, he might look at his kingdoms through the lens of this map – showing the major Tribes of Ireland at his time. Now, let’s take a […]

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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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When Did your family COME to Ireland?

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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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Are you from County Tipperary?

The names of County Tipperary – and seat of the Kings of Munster – Cashel. For all who are Bermingham Buckley Burke Butler Dwyer Egan Fogarty Forrestal Gleeson Hayes Hickey Hogan Kearney Keating Kelly Kennedy Lonergan Maher McCarthy McGrath Montague Mooney Morris Morrisey O’Brien O’Mara Plunkett Purcell Quirke Riordan Ryan Spillane Tierney Walsh Some people […]

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