a VirtualTourist member from Leeds
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.
have no idea,but have familly in sligo so i will ask them and get back to you
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 =)
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.
hi babe! i'm from sligo! there is def no place called o'tarpaigh in sligo!
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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
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.
It is now called Farnaharpy, Skreen, County Sligo.
Ferrain O'Tarpaigh or land of O'Tarpaigh.