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NEW Gaelic Ireland Map (Nov 2023)

The GAELIC WORLD of Ireland had survived and thrived after the Viking and Norman conquests.

Re-Writing History!

My first talk since Covid was given at the end of March 2023 at Kihleeshil and Clonaneese Historical Societies Community Centre in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland!

What’s in a name?

How the Wigtownshire ‘Campbells’ of Southwest Scotland became the Scots Irish ‘Gambles’ (April 2023).

The DNA of the Giants of Mid Ulster (Jan 2023)

The story of the famous 18th Century Irish giant known as 'Charles Byrne' has been in the news recently.

No DNA? No problem! (Oct 2022)

Research at Irish Origenes has revealed that about 15% of Irish surnames are exclusive to a single location within Ireland.

Pinpointing Patrick Duffy's (Dallas fame) Irish Origin

Patrick Duffy Kilmovee, County Mayo July 2022One of my enduring memories of growing up in the 1980’s in Ballymun in Dublin, Ireland was the theme tune from the TV programme ‘Dallas’ (in Dublin we had 4 TV channels, reduced to 2 i

How our DNA is rewriting the history of Ulster

Irish Origenes Plantation Surnames of IrelandIntroduction (May 2022)

From Gaul to Irish Gael to Scots Gael to Lowland Scot to Gaelic Irish!

A commercial ancestral Y-DNA test ONLY explores the paternal line, and it can therefore be used to pin one’s direct male ancestors to specific locations at specific time points in history.

Feranokelle (O'Kelly Territory)

'When he came to Tyrconnell the inhabitants took off his head, because they would not have their country discovered.' Such was the fate of the English Map Maker 

Pinpointing your Irish Origin 'DO IT YOURSELF' You Tube tutorial!


English Origenes

Scottish Origenes