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Ireland’s county names… What do they mean?

Followers of both Gaelic football and hurling will be familiar with the counties of Ireland being displayed in the Irish language. But what do these names actually mean? Continue reading

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Storms reveal Irish archaeological treasures from the Neolithic period

Stormy weather has exposed archaeological treasures dating back to the Neolithic period on Connemara’s Omey island off the west coast of Ireland. Continue reading

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Ireland’s new supercomputer ‘Fionn’ launched

Ireland’s Minister for Research and Innovation Seán Sherlock TD, and the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) have announced Ireland’s newest supercomputer Continue reading

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Sculpture to remember a unique war hero is unveiled in Clonakilty

Whilst Clonakilty is best known as the home place of Irish war hero and patriot Michael Collins, another albeit unlikely “war hero” was honored with a special statue while the event that brought him and his crew here was remembered … Continue reading

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Morpeth Roll Reveals Distant Link To Prince William

A distant link to the present members of the British royal family is among the 160,000 signatures found in the Morpeth Roll one of Ireland’s most fascinating artefacts. Made in 1841 as a tribute to a popular chief secretary, it … Continue reading

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The O’ Breen Surname History

The O’ Breen surname is the Anglicized form of the Gaelic-Irish name “O’Braion”, descendant of “Braon” and dates from the 11th century.  To this day it is a widely distributed name throughout Ireland. It can be translated by name meaning … Continue reading

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Trace your Irish Roots Today – Part 1

Throughout the ages, the Irish have found themselves leaving our own Emerald Isle in search of a better life. America, Canada, Australia and of course our neighbours in the UK have been on the receiving end of the influx! We … Continue reading

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