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From: "HOWARD D KELLY" <>
Subject: Re: county names
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 23:27:31 GMT
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Just as you have on your certificates -- they are County Kings and
County Queens, both located in the Republic of Ireland
"Irish Moon Child" <> wrote in message
> Here's the info I found in regards to your question:
> Short History of the Name - The name Laois or Leix is derived from the
> of Ulster chieftan Lughaidh Laoighseach. When a county was created during
> the reign of Queen Mary (Tudor) it was named Queen's in her honor. It was
> renamed Laois in 1922 after Ireland's Independence. It is pronounced
> Part of the kingdom of Offaly in ancient Ireland, was known as King's
> from 1556 until the Irish Free State was established in 1922.
> Hope that helps.
> "Paul Kenny" <> wrote in message
> > Hello there
> > forgive my ignorance but I have ancestors in Ireland and I am trying to
> > track them down. I have death certificates which talk about Kings
> > and Queens County and I can't figure out what these counties are called
> > any help gratefully received.
> > kim (sydney Aust)