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On my O'Rourke side, I am also descended from Fergusons, Raffertys, Hefferons, McFarlands and Murrays.

My mother was born Dwyer. On her side, my ancestors include Walkers, Kickhams, Tobins, Flynns, Egans, Carrigans, Graces, and Costellos.

I married a McSwiney.

Other families to whom I am connected less directly include:

AdamsDolan Jacus Miller Rutter
Armstrong Donnelly Jobin Minihane Ryan
Bacus Dowling Jones* Moloney Sample
BardenDowningKeeffe MolloyScott
BardoeDoyle* Kendrick MooreSeaman
BerginEgan* KennyMullallySherlock
BlennerhassettEllardKing* Murphy* Skinner
Braun ElliotKirbyNewlandsSmith
Brady FahyLandyNeySnow
BriscoeFarlow LarkinO'BrienSpinola
BucknallFisher LavelleO'ConnorStarling
BushkovskiiFitzpatrick LeonardO'DonovanSwaine
Byrne* Fleck LikelyO DubháinTempleton
Carroll* Gaffney Londei O'Keeffe Thornley
ClappertonGogginMcCarthyO'Mara Tunney
Cleary*GrahamMcGuinness O'ReillyTurpin
CoffeyGriffinMcKiernan Parry Twomey
CormicanGuttridgeMcNeilPayne Urquhart
Corswarem Hammond Madill Pearson Vetter
Coyle Hardcastle Maher Phelan Whelan
Cruess-Callaghan Hill Mandeville Randall White
Dalton Horan Mansfield Renaud Wood
De Courcey Hodson Martin Rogers Woodlock
Delehanty Hughes Mathers Roozrok Youseman
Dobbyn Humphries Meyler Royston

Those connections to other family names span 300 years, and the number of them - 160 or so (there will be occasional additions and removals as my knowledge improves) is mind-boggling at first sight. However, it is not so much so on reflection, and I suspect that the number of these connections is about average, for Irish people of my vintage anyway. (Family sizes are shrinking fast).

A Genealogy section will shortly be added to this website, and I will be sharing some stories from my research as ordinary blog-posts as well. I promise you that some of them (at least) will be interesting.

*More than one branch

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