Irish Families: Their Names, Arms and Origins by Edward MacLysaght

I’ve pasted a short history of the Hurley name, as found in the book: Irish Families: Their Names, Arms and Origins,                    by Edward MacLysaght, who is now deceased: (O)Hurley, O’Murhila, Murrily, (O’Herlihy) The well known surname Hurley is used as the anglicized form of two distinct Gaelic patronymics. The Thomond sept of O hUirthile descends…

Do You Have Viking Blood?

Author C.J. Adrien It’s no secret that the Vikings were prolific (and terrific) progenitors. They traveled far in search of riches, and often those they encountered were of interest to them in more ways than one. A recent study in the Orkneys found that the local population’s belief that their ancestry stemmed back to Ireland…

My First Blog

Here I am again.  This time instead of contacting you by email, I am trying to learn how to do it via a blog website.  That way everything can be kept together and archived blogs will be easier to find.  Hope this works out great…