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The photograph, above, was taken April 2012 at Rock of Cashel.

Ireland is the home of my mother’s mother’s family. Our Coyle, English, Mullane and Brady families had their roots here. The Mullane family began in Kanturk, County Cork and moved to Clonmel, County Tipperary. The Coyle and Brady families lived in County Cavan in the towns of Finnea, Granard, Killykeen and Moat. I am sure they were spread further across Ireland and those locations will be uncovered as further research is done. Scroll down for names & research resources.

Some family names associated with Ireland:

Websites for Irish research:

Irish Maps:

Naturalization & Immigration:

Interesting & helpful Irish blogs:

Try this online magazine:

Books for Irish Research & History:

  • Adolph, Anthony. Tracing Your Irish Family History. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 2009.
  • Ballymachugh History & Heritage Committee. Ballymaugh & Drumloman: Our Home Place by Sheelin’s Side, County Cavan, Ireland. Monaghan, Ireland: R & S Printers, Ltd., 2008.
  • Bassett, George Henry. County Tipperary: One Hundred Years Ago. Reprint. Belfast, Ireland: Friar’s Bush Press, 1991. Originally printed 1889.
  • Baxter, Angus. In Search of your British & Irish Roots. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1991.
  • Gillespie, Raymond. Cavan: Essays on the History of An Irish County. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2004.
  • Irish Genealogical Foundation, First. Ireland: Genealogy & Family History of Co. Cavan & Co. Leitrim. Kansas City: Irish Genealogical Foundation, 2007.
  • Irish Genealogical Foundation, First. Ireland: Genealogy & Family History of Co. Tipperary. Kansas City: Irish Genealogical Foundation, 2007.
  • McCourt, Malachy. Malachy McCourt’s History of Ireland. Philadelphia: Running Press, 2004.
  • Mitchell, Brian. Irish Genealogy Research. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2010. This is a quick guide sheet, not a book.
  • O’Laughlin, Michael C. The Book of Irish Families Great & Small. Third Edition. Volume I. Kansas City: Irish Genealogical Foundation, 2002.
  • Ouimette, David. Finding Your Irish Ancestors: A Beginners Guide. Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2009.
  • Ryan, James G. Irish Reocrds: Sources for Family and Local History. Ancestry, 1997.
  • Watts, J. F. The Irish Americans. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1988.

Resources for Travel in Ireland:

  • Collins Ireland; Handy Road Atlas, 2009
  • DK. Eyewitness Travel, Ireland, 2011

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