In fact, that Irish name may actually be the earliest surname recorded in all of Europe.
Until about the 10th century in Ireland, surnames were not passed down from generation to generation. Instead, surnames were patronymic, or based on someone’s father’s name.
proud to be irish!
Every year on March 17 the Irish (and Irish at heart) around the world celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. What began as a religious feast day has since evolved into a globally recognized festival, celebrating Irish culture, dancing, singing, food ― and a whole lot of shamrocks, leprechauns and Guinness. Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, shares the best destinations around the world to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day ― because if anyone knows how to party, it’s the Irish!