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From: Kathy Lott< >
Subject: Re: Niadh
Date: 23 Aug 2000 04:13:54 GMT
>From: "Padraig Breathnach"
>An addition: there is an island off the Galway coast named Inisnee. "Inis"
>is Gaelic for "island". It seems possible to me that the "nee" part of the
>name is a family name.
>The Martins are
>known as one of the twelve tribes of Galway (sometimes known as "The City of
>the Tribes"). They were the principal landowners >in Connemara until the
>middle of the last century, when debt forced the sale of their estates. They
>owned Inisnee. They were of Anglo-Norman descent, but were Catholic and
>identified strongly with the Gaelic tradition.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.