Hurley


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Hurley
Hurley has become the English version of at least three distinct original Irish names: the Ó hUirthile, part of the Dál gCais tribal group, based in Clare and North Tipperary; the Ó Muirthile, based around Kilbritain in west Cork; and the OhIarlatha, from the district of Ballyvourney, also in Cork, whose name is more usually anglicised "(O')Herlihy". The principal concentrations of Hurleys are today found in counties Tipperary and Limerick, where they spread from the original Dalcassian homeland, and in Cork. An interesting example of the pseudo-translation of surnames is found in Clare, where some whose name was originally Hurley have now become "Commane", since the Irish for the hurley-stick used in the sport of hurling is camán



Hurley households by county in the Primary Valuation property survey of 1848-64.
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Armagh 1
Belfast city 3
Carlow 2
Clare 50
Cork 612
Cork city 30
Derry 3
Donegal 5
Dublin 5
Dublin city 1
Galway 25
Kerry 87
Kildare 3
Kilkenny 52
Laois 18
Limerick 66
Limerick city 7
Longford 1
Mayo 2
Offaly 2
Roscommon 12
Tipperary 52
Waterford 75
Westmeath 6
Wexford 5
Wicklow 2