On the last leg of our journey along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, we traveled around the Dingle Peninsula to the town of Tralee. On this leg, we leave Tralee and head into North Kerry, before crossing on the ferry to County Clare, around the Loop Head peninsula and finishing up in the town of Kilkee. I […]
A few weeks back we went on a road trip from Cork to Donegal and back – covering 17 counties in all. When we came back we wrote up a number of posts in our weekly newsletter (see to the side of this post if you want to sign up for free) – and these […]
Kim Douglas Watkins was on wonder about the Irish surname “Twomey”. You can read Kim’s question and story at the end of this post. Origin of the Irish Surname Twomey. Recorded in many forms – but mostly either “Twomey” or “Toomey”. It is from the Irish O’Tuama (phonetically rpnounced “Oh Too-a-ma” and is from the […]
Tracey Ulrich asked for more on the “Donovan” family name (you can see Tracey’s story at the end of this post). The Origin of the Name Donovan.
County Limerick surnames. Is your Irish surname here? The surnames of County Limerick – Ahearn Carrolls Collins Conway Cregan Culhane Cunneen Cussen Donovan Downes Dundon Fitzgerald Hannan Hannon Hayes Heffernan Hewson Hourigan Irwin Keating Kinnerk Leakey Liston Lynch Lyons McEnery McNamara Moloney Murphy Nash Neville Noonan O’Brien O’Connell O’Connor O’Sullivan Quaid Quish Ryan Sheahan Shaughnessy […]