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Murphy's and Shea's in Skibbereen

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Re: Murphy's and Shea's in Skibbereen

Posted: 9 Aug 2013 11:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Murphy
Hi, Sarah, you don't say what you found out about "Inland Brith" or "Inih Land". Are these a reference to Inishbeg Island, by any chance? That would be quite a way from Drishanebeg (nearly 4 miles). And even further from Castlehaven Parish.

The Irish Times has a fascinating section of Top 10 surnames in each parish for 1851-1853. Limiting the area to West Cork, Murphy comes in the top 10 in a whole swathe of the northern part - and at No.1 in 11 parishes!!!

Curiously, Murphy does not figure at all in the Top 10 anywhere along the south coast WITH THE EXCEPTION OF CASTLEHAVEN where it comes in at No.6.

Wouldn't it be lovely to discover just what brought them down there?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Irene Horner 13 Nov 1998 12:00PM GMT 
CrafD1 13 Oct 2000 12:00PM GMT 
Mike Murphy 17 Dec 2000 12:00PM GMT 
Paul Desmond ... 9 Aug 2013 2:10PM GMT 
sarah11007 14 May 2012 9:52PM GMT 
bmdnotices 15 May 2012 7:05AM GMT 
Paul Desmond ... 22 Jul 2013 5:33PM GMT 
Paul Desmond ... 9 Aug 2013 5:49PM GMT 
Paul Desmond ... 10 Aug 2013 10:57PM GMT 
Paul Desmond ... 14 Aug 2013 2:53PM GMT 
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