April 8 - G is for Galway

Today I'm going to look at the county of my ancestors, Galway.

Galway is the second largest county in Ireland. It covers some 5,939 sq. km. Galway City has its origins back in the 13th century, when Norman adventurers, under the leadership of on Richard de Burgo, established a city there.

The Gaelic name was Gaillimh, meaning 'The Place of Strangers'.

My ancestors hail from Ballynakill, but with four Civil Parishes called Ballynakill searching for them is fun.

My Galway Surnames are; Abberton, Torp(h)y,  Good(e), Chaffey.

If they ring any bells, please get in touch.

Bye for now,


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