Wednesday, February 1, 2012

What is the correct Irish Orthographical way to write names with O', Mac or Mc in them?


I openly admit to being completely flummuxed regarding the proper use of O, Mac and Mc in surnames.

Correct me if I am wrong. If a name is in Irish, a space should go between the Mac, Mc or 脫, such as Mac Eoin, 脫 Fiach, etc.. However, if the surname is in English then the space is dropped, e.g. MacDonald, O'Brien.

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