Video histories of popular Irish names

Videos about Irish names
Videos that tell the story of many Irish surnames

Our articles on the stories behind Irish names have proved so popular that we’ve turned some of them into videos featuring music and wonderful graphics.

Click on the images below to see read our articles and see the videos.

Don’t worry if your name isn’t there yet. We’re adding more just as quickly as we can.

If your name isn’t here, check out our main Irish names page – it may have an article featuring your name. Lots more being added all the time.

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Great fun - A bride and groom treated their guests to a session of traditional Irish dancing for their first dance as a marriage couple during their wedding reception. Check out the video here.

What about this…

‘If weather forecasters were more honest’ - a hilarious video imagines what Irish weather forecast would sound like if the presenter was a bit less cheerful and a bit more honest. Find out more.
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