A Letter from Ireland:
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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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Like to run an Irish Castle for a Day?

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Would you like to run an Irish Castle for a day? Sound exciting? But we’re not just talking about a castle – also the large family estate of lands that surround it.

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To Hell or to Connaught!

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Have a look – would you call this hell? “To Hell or to Connaught!” – was the choice given by Oliver Cromwell to the native Irish in 1653 as he pushed on with the English plantation of settlers in the good land left behind. Here is a picture of Ballyconneely in Connemara – a beautiful […]

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