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Clonakilty to Baltimore on the Wild Atlantic Way

Seaside Houses

Today we travel from Clonakilty to Baltimore on the Wild Atlantic Way – deeper and deeper into West Cork! Leaving the town of Clonakilty on the Wild Atlantic Way, we skirt the coast on a series of small roads heading west. Lots of “ins and outs” as we make our way into what was Barry, […]

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Skibbereen to Mizen Head on the Wild Atlantic Way

We pick up on our next leg of the Wild Atlantic Way – travelling from Skibbereen to Mizen Head in County Cork – after leaving Cape Clear behind us. This leg feels like “home territory” for me as I know the area well – my own family of Collins’ came from outside the village of […]

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The Surnames of County Cork

Our readers surnames from County Cork! Deep breath – there are a lot of them here – is your County Cork surname among them? Like to add your County Cork surname to our list? JustĀ  – and we’ll let you know how to join in the fun.

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Surnames of County Cork – 1

The surnames of County Cork.The picture is of “Ahanfunsion” bridge (the Ford of the Ash trees) in West Cork. – the legendary site of a pre-historic battle. The Ash trees are said to descend from the original Ashes planted by the victor of that battle. This bridge was also blown up in the War of […]

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When Did your family COME to Ireland?

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? JustĀ  – and we’ll let you know how to […]

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