REVEALED: Top 20 Irish surnames
A list of the most common Irish surnames has been compiled.
Published 30/07/2015 | 08:22
When it comes to the most common Irish surnames, Murphy is still top dog.
The Central Statistics Office have released data on the top 20 surnames of babies registered in Ireland last year.
Murphy, which has been Ireland's most popular surname for more than 100 years, retains the top spot.
Kelly claims the number two position, followed by Byrne and Ryan.
In 2014, 767 babies were registered in Ireland with the surname Murphy, 633 were registered under Kelly, while Byrne accounted for 552 registrations.
Ryan, O'Brien, Walsh, O'Sullivan, O'Connor, Doyle and Mc Carthy complete the top ten.
The data shows that 22,090 unique surnames were registered in Ireland last year, while the top 10 surnames accounted for 7.4% of all births.
There were 67,462 live births registered in Ireland in 2014.