Homelands

The Burke Clan may be spread far and wide around the globe but our forefathers in Ancient Ireland first created homelands where Burkes were dominant and held seats of great power. Our clan may now extend across continents now but our origins lie deep within the heart of Ireland.

The Burke Homeland of Co. Limerick:River Shannon, Co. Limerick - a homeland of the Burke Clan

“County Limerick is a county in Ireland. It is located in the Mid-West Region and is also part of the province of Munster. It is named after the city of Limerick. Limerick County Council is the local authority for the county. The population of the county at large, including the city, is 191,306 according to the 2011 census.”

“Limerick is the third largest city in Ireland, and the main city of County Limerick and Ireland's Mid-West Region. It is the fifth most populous city on the island of Ireland. When taking the extra-municipal suburbs into account, Limerick is the third largest conurbation in the state, with an urban population of 91,454. Limerick is also the second-largest city in the province of Munster, an area that constitutes the midwest and southwest of Ireland.

The city is built on several curves and islands of the River Shannon, which spreads into an estuary shortly downriver from Limerick. Road infrastructure features four main crossing points near the city centre (an additional river tunnel to the west of the three bridges opened in July 2010). Limerick is one of the constituent cities of the Cork-Limerick-Galway corridor, which has a population of 1 million.”

Sourced – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_Limerick & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limerick

 

The Burke Homeland of Co. Galway:

Coastline of Galway - a proud Burke homeland“County Galway is a county in Ireland. It is located in the West Region and is also part of the province of Connacht. It is named after the city of Galway. Galway County Council is the local authority for the county. There are several strongly Irish-speaking areas in the west of the county. The population of the county is 250,541 according to the 2011 census.”

“Galway or City of Galway is a city on the west coast of Ireland. It is located on the River Corrib between Lough Corrib and Galway Bay and is surrounded by County Galway. It is the third largest city within the state (after Dublin and Cork), though if the wider urban area is included then it falls into fourth place behind Limerick. The population of Galway city at the 2011 census was 75,529, rising to 76,778 across the entire urban area.”

Sourced – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galway & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_Galway

 

 

 

The Burke Homeland of Co. Mayo:County Mayo - a location strongly linked to Burke Clan heritage

“County Mayo is a county in Ireland. It is located in the West Region and is also part of the province of Connacht. It is named after the village of Mayo, which is now generally known as Mayo Abbey. Mayo County Council is the local authority for the county.

The population of the county is 130,552 according to the 2011 census. The county was formed in 1585, and its boundaries reflect the Mac William Íochtar lordship at that time.”

Sourced – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_Mayo

 

 

 

 

The Burke Homeland of Thomond:

“Thomond, meaning North Munster, is a region of Ireland associated with County Clare, County Limerick, north County Kerry and north County Tipperary; effectively most of north Munster. The name is used by a variety of establishments and organisations located in, or associated with the region. Thomond College of Education, Limerick was a teacher training college in Limerick City, until it was amalgamated with the University of Limerick. Thomond Park in Limerick is the rugby stadium used by the Munster Rugby team. Thomond Villas is the name given to the old army barracks at Clarecastle. The Thomond Bridge was for centuries the only bridge crossing the River Shannon in the ancient walled city of Limerick and still carries the road from the city of Limerick through a district known as Thomondgate.

Historically Thomond was one of the Kingdoms which existed in the island of Ireland before the Norman invasion. One of its notable kings was Brian Boru, ancestor of the O'Brien Clan of Dalcassians).”

Sourced – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomond