Kennedy—This name in N.E. Ulster is of Scottish origin, in Gaelic Mac Ceanadaidh, according to Dr. McBain, who derives it from the Irish Ceinneidigh, ugly head.
This Scottish sept belonged to Ayrshire, the North part of Galloway, and the name is found in Argyle and Inverness. The McKennedys were formerly Lords of Bargany in Ayr. and Earls of Carrick. The family name of the Earls of Casselis was Kennedy. William Buchanan says the McKennedys were originally descended from the once potent surname "of the Mac Kennedys of Ireland."
Alphabetical Index of Surnames
Truelove's Journal: A Bookshop Novella
"Beautiful, different and touching. Short, sweet and lovely. Made me cry. You sense that this is a true story veiled in the guise of fiction as are all the best stories."
Although ostensibly set in England, this story was penned by an Irish bookseller under the pseudonym of Ralph St John Featherstonehaugh.
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