Tag: History of Ireland

Common Irish surnames and their derivations

There’s a long and interesting article about common Irish surnames and their derivations on the Irish Medieval History page on facebook. It’s got some snippets of information I wasn’t aware of either. I’d always assumed anyone Irish with a French-sounding…

We’re on Twitter!

Irish History Compressed now has a Twitter feed under the rather squashed moniker of http://twitter.com/HistoryCompr (You’d think with over 500 million users the twelve-character limit on Twitter names would need to be lifted…) That means that from now on you…

Ireland and the World Wars on Pinterest

It’s all been a bit quiet around here recently as attention has been focused on back-end things such as redesigning and optimising the website. I’ve also been procrastinating a bit by playing around with Pinterest, and I decided to move…

Irish History Compressed ebook available everywhere!

All right, not everywhere, but on almost all electronic media – Apple ibookstore, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble’s Nook, Kobo, your computer, your smartphone etc. etc… To celebrate, here’s a coupon to get the ebook for a discount price at Smashwords.com:…

Irish History Compressed on Pinterest

We’re on Pinterest now, under the url http://pinterest.com/irishhistory (“irishhistorycompressed” being – according to the website – too long for a name. This is the same problem as Twitter has, which partly explains the lack of an Irish History Compressed Twitter…