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Collins

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Cullane, O’ Cullane, Ó Coileáin

 

The Collins name is common throughout counties Cork and Limerick, and in the province of Munster in general. The name means ‘a young creature’, from the Gaelic “Coileán”, meaning ‘a young dog’. The most famous bearer of this name was Michael Collins, who was killed in the Irish civil war in 1922 - find out more about Collins name history & heritage).


 

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