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Saint Patrick's Day 2019 SALE

The range of Irish Origenes maps has been completed just in time for Saint Patrick's day 2019!

First Ever Plantation Surnames of Ireland Map

The Plantation Surnames of Ireland (Scots-Irish) Map is now available to purchase (click here).

The Origin of the Irish and Scottish Gaels as revealed by their DNA

Celts and Romans fightingPART II: The origin of the Gaels has remained a mystery until the advent of modern commercial ancestral DNA testing.

Gortlassabrien and the Thomond O'Briens

The surname ‘O'Brien’ means 'descendant of Brian,' the most notable ‘Brian’ in Irish history being ‘Brian Boru.’ Brian Boru was born in the kingdom of Thomond

The Spread of M222

‘Vikings,’ ‘Foreign Helpers’ and ‘Raiders from across the Sea’

Clan MacKenzies Norman-Irish Roots as Revealed by Commercial Ancestral DNA Testing

Every successful Irish, Scottish, or

First Case study exhibiting VIKING ancestry added to Irish Origenes

I am delighted to have performed a successful Case Study for a Customer with very strong evidence of Viking ancestry in their commercial ancestral Y-DNA results. This included a DNA signature more typical

The 'de Lacey's' builders of the largest Norman castle in Ireland

The de Lacey family take their name from Lassy in Normandy.

First Case Study demonstrating Norman ancestry added to Irish Origenes!

Norman KnightWhen the Normans arrived in Ireland in 1169 AD they brought with them their followers from England, Wales, and even continental Europe. 

Irish Origenes features on Irish lives remembered

I recently wrote a short article on the Castles of Kilkenny for the exciting new freely accessible on-line Genealogy magazine called Irish Lives remembered.

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