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About Irish Origenes

Irish Origenes Irish Origenes was founded by Dr Tyrone Bowes in 2011. Dr Bowes grew up in Ballymun in Dublin City, Ireland, and was always curious about the origin of his surname (Bowes is a very English sounding name). Although he had a keen interest in history and geography, he pursued his main interest which was Biology. He obtained a Diploma in Biology with Distinction in 1995, a 1st Class Honours Degree in Biotechnology in 1998, and a Ph.D. in Neuroimmunology in 2003. He has worked extensively in both academic and industrial research labs. Out of curiousty he submitted his families DNA for commercial ancestral Y-DNA testing in 2004. Michael D Higgins and Dr Tyrone Bowes

By combining his expertise in biology, and his hobbies in history and geography he was able to piece together the clues as to his Bowes origin (the Y-DNA test only explores the paternal line). His DNA reveals that his 'Bowes' ancestors were Native Irish (O'Bowe), had their own distinct Clan, and lived in a very specific part of Ireland. His ‘Bowes’ ancestors were related to other Clans that lived close by, and they left their mark on the placenames where they lived for hundreds if not thousands of years. What’s even more surprising is that his distant relatives still live in that area (CLICK HERE to read the Bowes Y-DNA Case Study Updated April 2020). Subsequent DNA testing of males named Bowe/Bowes in the area he pinpointed confirmed his Irish ancestral origin! Irish and Scottish Origenes maps

With this discovery, he set about (in 2010) producing the tools necessary to pinpoint ones Irish origin based on commercial DNA test results; including the Irish Origenes Databases and Maps (Surnames, Clan Territories, and Castles)! In 2011 the Irish Origenes website was launched, followed by the Scottish Origenes and English Origenes websites (a Welsh Origenes website is planned for 2021). Dr Tyrone Bowes and Norman P McClellandSince 2012 customers have commissioned Irish Origenes to produce their DNA reports that identify their Irish origin based on commercial Y-DNA, Autosomal and mtDNA test results. His most notable customers have included the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins (pictured), the late Norman P McClelland of Shamrock Foods (pictured, founder of the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library, Phoenix, Arizona) and Professor Sir George Bain (formerly president and vice-chancellor of Queen's University Belfast).

CLICK HERE to contact Irish Origenes for a FREE CONSULTATION on your DNA test results or to find out which painless commercial DNA test is suitable for you. 





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