In 2015 Fiona Fitzsimons hosted the successful Summer Talks series at the National Library of Ireland. Now the talks are available as podcasts.
Irish Surnames a Family Heirloom
‘Our surname is our oldest family heirloom, as the late Dr. Edward McLysaght once famously wrote. And this is nowhere more true than in Ireland, as the Irish invented surnames. To this day these remain a rich source of family history and pride, and the story of the evolution of the Irish surname over time remains one of the great stories of Irish history. This podcast cover some of the more interesting aspects of the Irish surname’
Listen to Paul MacCotter give his talk on the subject here