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Sligo

a nameplace in sligo.

hi,i believe my mothers surname came from a place called o'tarpaigh.in sligo.her name was tarpey,a good ancient irish name by all accounts.does this place exist to this day.



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answered by
a VirtualTourist member from County Galway

have no idea,but have familly in sligo so i will ask them and get back to you

nige




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Düsseldorf

sauknolle.de/funstuff_unters...

I've got a good map of sligo here.. When I had a quick look through it I couldn't find a place called like that. But maybeit is still there and you just have to have a closer look..

Good luck, and hopefully this will help ya =)
Luv, Julia




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Seattle

I did some research many years ago and found the town of Tarpaigh on a very old map in a very old book. I haven't found it since. It was inland near Roscommon.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Sligo

hi babe! i'm from sligo! there is def no place called o'tarpaigh in sligo!
sori!!! luv pinkglitter xXxXx




answered by
a VirtualTourist member

I just came across this. I am a Torpey in the US. I was told that my family came from a place near Sligo called Farnaharpy. This name in Irish means Ferrain O'Tarpaigh, but it was slurred for a long time. There is actually information on the families of Sligeach

Jeanie




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Leeds

hi jeanie. im sure tarpey and torpey are both anglisized variations of o'tarpaigh. i've done some research and o'tarpaigh goes right back to the celts, a tribe called the erinnin.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member

It is now called Farnaharpy, Skreen, County Sligo.

Ferrain O'Tarpaigh or land of O'Tarpaigh.





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