Friday, 28 September 2012

Callaghan: No. 43 most popular Irish surname

Finally my name has appeared in the 100 most popular Irish names. No. 43: at least it's in the top 50! says Callaghan...

" .. was traditionally taken to mean 'frequenter of churches', but is now thought to be a much older word meaning 'bright-headed'."

I'll take the older meaning thank you. Do we really just hear what we want to hear?

Of the many Callaghan images available I've chosen this one because it doesn't have all the heraldic symbolism, suits of armour etc. Despite the historic bloody battles and feuds I''ll just take a wolf passing through the trees.

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