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Irish Migration
A Brief History of the Human Colonisation of Ireland Humans first arrived in Ireland around 10,000 years ago after the... More
Analysis of Sullivan Surname
Approximately 66% of the present population of the Island of Ireland are descendants of ‘Native Irish Gaels' who were... More

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Tourism Ireland has added a link to Irish Origenes site

After all my hard work I am very pleased that Tourism Ireland has linked to my website smiley. I am hoping that I can get a similar link from the UK tourist boards for both Scottish and English Origenes websites.

Irish Origenes on Facebook

Irish Origenes can now be found on Facebook please feel free to come visit, comment and post suggestions! All feedback is much appreciated!

Interview for

Go to The Wild Geese blog to see my latest interview! 

The Castles of Ireland Map

This detailed map shows the precise location of nearly 1,400 Castles in Ireland with a known association to 500 of the most prominant Irish, Norman, Gallowglass, S

Clan Map of Ireland

Free Surnames of Ireland Map for new members

Now available the most comprehensive Clan map of Ireland (free for members, $29.99 which includes postage for non-members).

Clan map of Ireland

Not Had a DNA Test Yet...?

Irish Origenes are delighted to be affiliated with Family Tree DNA.  You can order your 37 marker Y Chromosome test from Family Tree DNA today and begin finding your ancestors and long lost relatives.

Surnames of Ireland map (poster)

Surnames of Ireland MapIt took me a few weeks, but I am very proud to have completed this.

Updated and complete Clan Map of Ireland

As far as I am aware there has not been an updated 'Surnames of Ireland map' created in a long time. The most famous one was produced by the late (and great) Edward MacLysaght.

1st blog!

Just submitted a paper to the Journal of Genetic Genealogy. Hopefully it will make the Spring Edition! Running title;

Surname Matches from Commercial Y Chromosome Testing of Individuals with Irish Ancestry provide a Snapshot of their Medieval Relatives and Neighbours and can Pinpoint their Genetic Homeland.

Tyrone Bowes PhD 


English Origenes

Scottish Origenes