Dingle Woman Explores History Of Her Surname In New TG4 Series

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Mazz O’Flaherty from Dingle.

A NEW seven-part series premiering on TG4 next week will dive into the incredible stories behind Ireland’s most common surnames and a Kerry woman will feature in one of the episodes.

The surnames featured in the first series of ‘Sloinne’ includes Ó Flaithearta, Ó Murchú, Ó Ceallaigh, Ó Suilleabháin, Ó Domhnaill, Seoighe and Ó Conchubhair.

In episode one to be broadcast at 8.30pm on this Sunday, January 21, Mazz O’Flaherty, Dingle Record Shop owner goes in search of the history of the O’Flaherty surname.

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Her story takes her to Galway and onto the Aran Islands as she is interested in the fact that Oscar Wilde has Flaherty as part of his surname.

‘Sloinne’ paints a colourful picture of how our local areas and surnames are deeply intertwined.

The rugged landscapes of West Cork, where the O’Sullivans have left their mark, the historic tales of the O’Donnells echoing through the hills of Donegal, and the ancient lineage of the Joyces of Galway.

Each episode features a special guest exploring their family surname, taking the viewer on a journey back in time.

Viewers will visit ancient strongholds tied to these names, reliving epic battles and feuds over land and possessions.

From the famous to the infamous, modern-day stories of surname bearers add a personal touch, highlighting our enduring connection to our ancestors.

Sloinne is not your average history lesson; it’s a fascinating blend of the past and the present, bridging the gap in a way that’s both entertaining and informative. Whether you’re in Ireland or part of the Irish diaspora, if you’re into cultural heritage, Sloinne is your go-to series.


One Comment

  1. Michael Costello says:

    Looking forward to the series :sloinne’ar tg4.
    Cad faoi an ainm ‘coistealbh’?
    Contae Maigh eo/gaillinh gan dabht!.
    Ta cúpla ceann i gCiarraí chomh maith!.