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a nameplace in sligo.

by bankowskiboy Online Now Apr 2, 2005 at 8:06 PM

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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  • RE: a nameplace in sligo.

    by nige_ Online Now Apr 4, 2005 at 4:34 PM

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

    nige

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  • RE: a nameplace in sligo.

    by Sauknolle Online Now Jul 6, 2005 at 8:19 AM

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    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

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    RE: a nameplace in sligo.

    by tarsier Online Now Jul 10, 2005 at 1:57 PM

    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.

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    RE: a nameplace in sligo.

    by pinkglitter Online Now Oct 7, 2005 at 11:28 AM

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

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  • Re: a nameplace in sligo.

    by jeaniem2000 Online Now Oct 19, 2010 at 5:01 PM

    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

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    Re: a nameplace in sligo.

    by bankowskiboy Online Now Nov 20, 2010 at 3:12 AM

    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.

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  • Re: a nameplace in sligo.

    by jeaniem2000 Online Now Sep 11, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    It is now called Farnaharpy, Skreen, County Sligo.

    Ferrain O'Tarpaigh or land of O'Tarpaigh.

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