I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge (April 2016), where we write 26 blog posts featuring each letter of the alphabet.
I is for Ireland
One fourth of my ancestry is Irish. This comes from my father’s side of the family. Here you can see his ancestry on his mother’s side of the family.
|My father's maternal Irish ancestry|
Irish surnames I am researching:
The Gleeson, Tierney, and Murray families ended up in Ontario, Canada. Some of the Gleesons moved to the United States. I think the Tierney and Gleeson families came from County Tipperary, near Nenagh.
The Sullivan and Sheehan families were from County Cork near Castletown Berehaven, which on the map below is near Schull. The Sullivans arrived in the United States in the 1860s.
I hope to someday visit the land of my Irish ancestors, both in Canada and Ireland.
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