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An Sloinne ‘Ó Cinnéide’ (The Surname ‘Kennedy’) Posted by on Nov 15, 2013

(le Róislín) In the past, at this time of year, it’s been hard to come up for air between writing about Oíche Shamhna and then Lá Altaithe, with An Nollaig looming large just around the corner.  But this year, marking the sad 50th anniversary of “feallmharú Kennedy,” we’ll take a breather from the holiday themes…

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An Sloinne ‘Ó Cinnéide’ (Kennedy): Ciall an tSloinne Posted by on Sep 1, 2009

(le Róislín) Having delved a bit into some of the extended Kennedy family lineage, I thought it might be suimiúil to look into the sloinne itself, especially since its meaning seems to belie the family’s classic dathúlacht (good looks).  How’s that for a mid-blog cliffhanger?   As you may already know, the Ó part of the…

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