Category Archives: Irish

13 Ancient Fermoy & Glanworth.doc

A good, quick read about the area around Castletownroche. Source: 13 Ancient Fermoy & Glanworth.doc

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Cooke’s Lane, Dublin

My father’s father’s family lived in the area around Watling Street, Dublin, Ireland in the late 19th Century. One of the longest running addresses that they had was on the now extinct Cooke’s Lane. I have run across mentions of … Continue reading

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Draddy say what?

Cathy Swift – The multilingual origins of medieval Irish surnames This is not a surname that is run into too terribly often

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Calling all ye Flynns, Draddys and Donohues!

So, Uncle Sam took a good bite out of me this year, so there wasn’t near the amount of available money that I was hoping for, but I did talk myself into buying a little something for myself from my … Continue reading

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Everyone is Irish

My floater coworker brought in a genealogy packet today just to show me. An aunt had put it together for a family reunion in 2000. It was half handwritten and half typed, and full of black and white photocopied pictures. … Continue reading

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In the latest episode of The DNA Thread, I feel like throwing up. Last week, I was entering all kinds of DNA data into a program called GenomeMate Pro and I noticed a lot of matches that matched both my … Continue reading

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A visit to Glasnevin Cemetery

A few days after visiting all the places my Hannon clan lived, it was time to meet them at their final address: Glasnevin Cemetery. Last year, I was fortunate enough to have a photo request picked up by an amazing … Continue reading

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