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Re: Carrolls of Rathkeale, Limerick
Posted by: Johnathan Clayborn (ID *****0287) Date: April 10, 2006 at 13:17:27
In Reply to: Re: Carrolls of Rathkeale, Limerick by Sharman Carroll of 9602

the Carroll/O'Carroll name is derived from the Old Gaelic word "Caerbhail". The word literally means "hacking". It could have been applied to a butcher, but oral tradition states that it was a term given to great warriors.

The Carrolls themselves lived in Dublin, Tipperary, Cork, Kilkenny & Limerick counties. These are mostly located in southwest/south central Ireland.

Neither the scots nor the Irish have "colors" perse, but they do have tartans. The Irish clan tartans are very similar in nature to the Scottish ones.

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