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under the Commonwealth Government of Ireland, to make room for the
Cromwellian Settlement, the old Irish families who were dispossessed and
who escaped transportation as " slaves " to the Sugar Plantations of
America, had to seek homes and refuges wherever they could, for them-
selves and their families. It was at that unhappy juncture in the history
of Ireland, in the year 1653, that, according to tradition, a son of the last
Chief of this family, settled in Keenagh — one of the mountain fastnesses
in the proximity of Mount Nephin, in the barony of Tyrawley, and
county of Mayo ; from whom the following branch of that ancient family
is descended :



1 . ( ) A son of Riocard ; had
three sons : 1. Michael, 2. Peter, 3.
Mark:

I. Michael, married and had :
1. Patrick ; 2. Mary, who m.
and had a family.

I. This Patrick married and
had : 1. Peter, 2. Edward.
I. This Peter, m. and had :
1. Thomas; 2. Patrick—
both these sons living in
Keenagh, in August, 1871.

II. Edward: the second son
of Patrick, son of Michael,
had a son named Peter —
also living in Keenagh, in
August, 1871.



II. Peter, the second son of No.
1 ; m. and had Bridget, who
m. and had a family.

III. Mark, the third son of No. 1,
of whom presently.

2. Mark : the third son of No. 1 ;
m. and had : 1. Peter ; 2. Bridget.

I. This Peter, of whom presently.

II. Bridget, m. Gill, of Glen-

hest, also in the vicinity of
Glen Nephin, and had :

I. Denis Gill (living in 1871),
who m. Anne Hagerty (also
living in 1 8 7 1 ), and had issue.

3. Peter : son of Mark ; m. Mary
Geraghty, of Kinnaird, in the parish
of Crossmolina, and had surviving



* Kilro'ij : This genealogy is by mistake here entered. The **Kih:oy " pedigree is
given in full, infra, among the "Ir Genealogies."



I



100 KIL.



IRISH PEDIGREES.



KIL. [part III. I



issue four daughters: 1. Norah :
2. Mary; 3. Bridget; 4. Margaret;

I. This Norah, of whom presently.

II. Mary, who married Michael
Geraghty (or Garrett), of Kin-
naird, above mentioned, and
had : 1. Michael, who m., and
emigrated to America in 1847 ;
and had issue ; living (1887) in
Deerpark, Maryland, U.S.A.
2. Patrick, of Kinnaird, who
m. Mary Sheridan, and had
issue; this Patrick and his
family emigrated to America,
in the Spring of 1883, and
is living (1887) in Deerpark,
Maryland. 3. John, who emi-
grated to America with his
brother Michael, in 1847. 4.
A daughter, who d. unm. 5.
Mary, who m. Michael Gilboy,
and had issue.

III. Bridget, who was the second
wife of Patrick Walsh of
Cloonagh, in the parish of
Moygownagh, in the said
barony of Tyrawley, and had :
1. Margaret, who m. Thomas
Fuery, and with him emigrated
to America. 2. "Walter, who
also emigrated to the New
AVorld.

IV. Margaret, who m. Thomas
Eegan, of Moygownagh, above
mentioned, and had two chil-
dren — 1. Mary, 2. Patrick: 1.
This Mary (d. 1881), m. John
(died in 1886), eldest son of
Martin Hart, of Glenhest, and
had issue. 2. Patrick, who d.
young.

4. Norah Kilroy : eldest daughter
of Peter; m. John O'Hart, and j



(see No. 124 on the "O'Hart"
genealogy) had :

I. Michael ; II. Michael : both of
whom d. in infancy.

III. Eev. Anthony, a Catholic
Priest, of the diocese of
Killala, who d. 7th Mar., 1830.

IV. Mary, who d. unm. in 1831.

V. Anne (d. 1841), who m. James
Fox (d. 1881), of Crossmolina,
and had : 1. Mary (living in
1887), who m. J. Sexton, of
Ptockfort, Illinois, U.S.A., and
had issue ; 2. Anne, who d.
unm.

VI. -Bridget (deceased), who m.
John Keane, of Cloonglasna,
near Ballina, Mayo, and had
issue — now (1887) in America.

VII. Patrick (d. in America,
1849), who married Bridget
Mannion (d. 1849), and had
two children, who d. in infancy.

VIII. Catherine (d. in Liverpool,
1852), who m. John Divers,
and had : 1. Patrick, 2. John.

IX. John, of whom presently.

X. Martin, who d. in infancy.

5. John O'Hart (living in 1887),
of Eingsend, Dublin : son of said
Norah Kilroy ; who (see No. 125 on
the "O'Hart" pedigree) m. Eliza
Burnet (living in 1887), on the
25th May, 1845, and had : 1.
Fanny; 2. Patrick; 3. Mary (d.
1880); 4. Margaret; 5. Eliza; 6.
Nanny ; 7. John-Anthony (d. in
infancy) ; 8. Louisa ; 9. Hannah ;
10. Francis- Joseph, who d. in in-
fancy.

6. Patrick Andrew O'Hart, of 45
Dame Street, Dublin : son of John ;
living unm. 1887.



CHAP. I.] LAW. HEBER GENEALOGIES. LYN. 101

LAWSOK

{Ireland).

Arms : Ar. on a bend betw. two trefoils slipped sa. three mascles or,

Labhras (" labhras :" Irish, a laurel tree), brother of Philip who is No. 112
on the '' O'Sullivan Beara" pedigree, was the ancestor of Clann Lcibhrais
or MacLabhrais ; anglicised Lawson,



LOUGHNAN.

Arms : Vert a dexter hand couped apaum^e, and in chief an arrow fessways ar.
Crest : A castle triple -towered ppr.

FiONNACHTACH, a brother of lomchadh Uallach who is No. 88 on the
" O'Carroll Ely" pedigree, was the ancestor of O'LacMnain Ele ;
anglicised O'Loughnan, and Loughnan, of Ely O'Carroll, and modernised
Loftus.



88. Fionnachtach : son of Conla. j 97. Ruadhrach: his son

89. Eachdach : his son. ! 98. Aongus : his son.

90. Tighearnach : his son.

91. Cu-Maighe : his son.

92. Maolfabhal : his son.

93. Crunmaol : his son.

94. Breasal : his son.

95. Dungallach : his son.

96. Maolfabhal : his son.



99. Cuanach ('' cuanach :" Irish,
deceitful) : his son ; a quo O'Cuan-
aighe, anglicised Cooney ; had a
brother Lachtnan (" lachtna :"
Irish, tawny ; or a Icmd of coarse
gray apiparel), a quo O^Lachtnain
Ele.



LYNCH.*



Arms : Sa. three lynxes pass, guard, ar. Crest ; Oa a ducal coronet or, a lynx, as
in the arms.

The O'Lynch family derives its origin from Aongus, the second son of

* Lynch : John Lynch, D.D. , Archdeacon of Tuam, author of Cambrensis Eversus
and other works, was born in Gal way circa 1600, of a family which claimed descent
from Hugh de Lacy. His father, Alexander Lynch, was at the period of his son's birth,
«ne of the few schoolmasters left in Oonnaught. John Lynch was ordained priest ia
France about 1622. On his return to Ireland he, like his father, taught school in Gal-
Way, and acquired a wide reputation for classical learning. Essentially belonging to
the Anglo-Irish party, he could not endorse any policy irreconcilable with loyalty to
the King of England. On the surrender of Gal way in 1652 he fled to France. Besides
minor works, he was the author of Cambrensis Eoersus, published in 1662, under the
name of *' Gratianus Lucius." It was dedicated to King Charles EI. That great work
written in Latin, like all his other books, was an eloquent defence of Ireland from the
strictures of Giraldus Cambrensis. About the same period appeared his Alithonologia,
which, as a history of the Anglo-Irish race, especially of their anomalous position under
Queen Elizabeth, has no rival. In 1669, he published a life of his uncle, Francis
Kirwan, Bishop of Killala, edited with a translation and notes by the Rev. C. P.
Meehan, in 1848. — Webb.



102 LYN. lEISH PEDIGEEES. LYO. [PART IIL

Carthan Fionn Oge M6r, who is No. 93 on the "O'Brien Kings of
Thomond" pedigree.

They were lords of Owny-Tir, a territory on the border of the county
of Tipperary, and they are mentioned as follows by O'Heerin : —

" The O'Ljnches, estated chiefs,
Inhabit the wood in front of the foreigners,"

The settlement of the Galls or Foreigners, here alluded to, is the City of
Limerick, which as early as the ninth century became the principal
maritime station of the Danes ; and the estate of the Lynches was, in all
probability, the country lying around Castleconnell, in the barony of Owny
and Ara, with a portion of the lands comprised in the county of the City
of Limerick.

In A.D. 106L Malcolm O'Lynch, priest of Clonmacnoise, died.
A.D. 1080. Eochy O'Lynch, lord of Owny-Tir, died.
A.D. 1109. Flaherty O'Lynch, successor of St. Kieran of Clonmacnoise,

died.
A.D. 1151. The grandson of Eochy, lord of Owny Tir, died.
A.D. 1159. ^Jaolmuire O'Lynch, Bishop of Lismore, died.
A.D. 1325. Thomas O'Lynch, Archdeacon of Cashel, died.
A.D. 1540. John Lynch, the last prior of the Franciscan Friary of
Waterford, was forced to surrender, to the Inquisitors of
Henry VIIL, this house with its appurtenances, which
were then granted to Patrick AYalsh of Waterford, at the
annual rent of £157 13s. 4d., Irish money.



LYONS.*

Arms : Ar. a chev. sa, hetw. three lions dormant cowarded gu.

Main Mux-chaix, a brother of Lughaidh who is No. 88 on the " Line of
Heber," ante, was the ancestor of QLiathain; anglicised Lyons^ Lehan,
Lehane, and Lyne.



88. Main Mun-chain : son of
Olioll Flann-beag.

89. Cirb : his son.



90. Daire (or Main) Cearb : his



son.



91. Eachdhach Liathan ("liat-



* Lyons : The late Doctor Robert Spencer Dyer Lyons, Physician, of Merrion
Square, Dublin, was of this family. His father, Sir "William Lyons, was a merchant
of the City of Cork, where Dr. Lyons was born on the 13th of August, 1826 j and was
twice Mayor and High Sherifi of that city. His mother was Harriet, daughter of
Spencer Dyer, of Garus, Kinsale. In 1859, Dr. Lyons investigated the causes of the
unsanitary state of Lisbon (in which at the time yellow fever raged), and submitted to
King Pedro V. suggestions for their removal, which were approved of. Upon that
occasion Dr. Lyons received the cross and insignia of the Ancient Portuguese Order of
Christ. He served in Parliament as member for Dublin fron 1880 to 1885. Dr. Lyons
married, in 1856, Maria, daughter of the late Eight Honourable David Eichard Pigot»-
Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer in Ireland ; he died in 1SS6.



CHAP. I.] LYO.



HEBER GENEALOGIES.



LYS. 103



han :" Irish, one who is greyhaired) :
his son ; a quo O'Liathain.

92. Macbroc : his son.

93. Maccaille : his son.

94. Caillean Dubh : his son.



95.
son.
96.
97.

98.
99.



Feareadhach Dhorn-mor : his

Feargus Tuile : his son.
Eonan Diocholla : his son,
Dunchadh : his son.
Anmchadh : his son.



LYSAGHT.*

Baron Lisle.

Arms : Ar. three spears erect in fesse gu. on a chief az. a lion of England, drst :
A dexter arm embowed in armour, the hand brandishing a dagger all ppr. Supporters :
Two lions or. Motto : Bella ! horrida beUa !

This family of Lysaghf or MacLysagU is descended from Donal Mor, King
of Cashel, who is No. 110 on the " O'Brien" Kings of Thomond pedigree.
The sirname is a corruption of Griolla-Iosa, as derived from Giolla losa M6r
O'Brien, whose posterity were of note in the vicinity of Ennistymon, county
Clare, from the I3th to the 17th century. Several respectable families of
the name may be met with in that county at the present day.



1. John Lysaght, of Ennisty-
mon, had :

2. John Lysaght (2), who was
a cornet in Lord Inchiquin's army ;
m. Mary, the dau. of Nicholas
MacDermod O'Hurley, of Knock-
long, CO. Limerick. Was engaged
fighting against his country at
Knock-na-Ness, 13th November,
1647.

3. Nicholas : son of John (No.
2) ; was Captain of a troop of horse,
and was mortally wounded at the
Boyne ; died in September following.
This Nicholas m. Grace, dau. of
Colonel Holmes, of Kilmallock.

i 4. John : son of Nicholas ; was



M.P. for Charleville; and was
created "Baron Lisle," on the 18th
September, 1758; m. Catherine,
dau. of Chief Baron Deane, of the
Irish Court of Exchequer ; and d.
in 1781.

5. John : son of John ; m., in
1778, Mary Anne, dau. of George
Connor, of Bally bricken House, co.
Cork.

6. George : son of John (No.
5); m. EHzabeth, dau. of Samuel
Knight.

7. John-Arthur, of Mount North,
CO. Cork, the fifth Baron : son of
George ; Chief of the sept in
1865.



* Lysaght : Edward Lysaght, a poetical writer, was bom in the county of Clare,
on the 21st December, 1763. He was educated at Caohel, and at Tiiiiity Cullego, wLm-o
he became a B. A. in 1782. In 1784 he took his degree of M.A. at Oxford ; and four
years afterwards was called both to the English and Irish Bar. He is best known for
bis songs, such as "The Sprig of Shillelagh," and "The Man who led the Van of the
Irish Volunteers." He must have died shortly before 1811, at which date a small
collection of his Eemains was published in Dublin.



104 MAC. IRISH PEDIGEEES. MAC. [PART III

MACAULIFFE.*

Of Duhdllow ; or Lords of Clanawly.
Arms : At. tliree mermaids with combs and mirrors in fess az. betw. as many
mullets of the last. Crest : A boar's head couped or.

Teige, brother of Cormac who is No. 109 on the "MacCarthy Mor"
pedigree, was the ancestor of MacAmhallaoibh (anglicised MacAidiff, and
MacAuliffe), of Eallo or Duhallow, in the county Cork.

109. Teige : son of Muredach.

110. Donogh: his son.

111. Amhailgadh ("amh ail: "Irish,
like, and " gad," a twisted osier) : his
son ; a quo MacAmhailgaidh —
meaning " the son of the withe-like
man."

112. Conor MacAwlifif: his son.

113. Conor Oge : his son.

114. Maolseaghlainn : his son.

115. Conor (2) : his son.



116. Conor (3) : his son ; had issue
— Owen, Maurice, and Murtogh.
Maurice had a son, Thomas, who
was father to Connor Don, head of
the MacAuliffes Don.

117. Murtogh: his son; had a
brother Owen.

118. David : his son.

119. Cealla : his son ; had two sons,
Murtogh and Teige.

120. Murtogh Mac Auliffe : his son.
The last lord of Clanawly, Florence MacAuliffe, was attainted in 1641,

by Oliver Cromwell (See our Irish Landed Gentry, p. 285), with Mac-
Donogh MacCarthy, lord of Kanturk, who was nephew of MacAuliffe ;
and their lands were given to the Aldworths, and other English families.

The head of this family was, in 1840, weighmaster in the market-house
of Kenmare.

" How are the mighty fallen ! ! !"



MacBEODY.

The MacBruaideag'hea family, anglicised MacBruodin, MacBrodin, and
MacBrody, derive their descent and sirname from Bruadeagha, son
of Aongus Cinathrach {dan Arach), the fifth son of Cas, who is No. 91 on
the " O'Brien, Kings of Thomond" pedigree. The MacBrodys were one
of the most learned families of Munster, and they became in very early
times hereditary historians to several of the dominant tribes of Thomond,
by whom they were rewarded with large grants of land in that principality.

Among the many distinguished writers produced by this family, may
be mentioned Cormac MacBrody, whose approbation of the Annals of
Donegal, the Four Masters procured in 1636; and Anthony MacBrodin, a
Franciscan friar,;|Jubilate Lecturer on Divinity in the Irish College at
Prague, and author of the [celebrated work entitled, Passio Martyrurn
Hibernice, and other works on Theology.

The Book of the MacBruodins (or MacBrodys), in which was chronicled
events, which occurred between the years 1588 and 1602 (See Appendix),
was compiled by Maolin Oge MacBrody, in the last mentioned year. It

* MacAtilif;; : The chief residence cf the head cf this se»^t tt?.? C?.?tle-MncA".Iiflf«,
near Newmarket, in the barony of Duhallow, on the banks of the river Dalloo, to the
left of the road leading from Newmarket to ]\Iillstreet, and about a mile from the former.
Modem vandalism has left scarcely a trace of this once strong building ; Caislean-an-
Cnock and Curragh castle also belonged to the MacAulijSe family.



OHAP. I.] MAC. HEBER GENEALOGIES. MAC. 105

was used in the compilation of the Four Masters, and considered a most
trust-worthy record.

In A.D. 1563, Dermod MacBrody, son of Conor, son of Dermod, son of
John, chief professor of Ibrackan, in Clare, died, and he was succeeded
by his kinsman, Maolin MacBrody.

In 1582, Maolin, who was the son of Conor, son of Dermod, son of
John, professor in History to the O'Briens, died, and his brother Giolla-
Bride, succeeded him in the professorship.

In 1427, Dermod, son of Maolin, died. This Maolin was chief pro-
fessor of Poetry^and History to the O'Quins of Cinel-Fermaic, in the barony
of Inchiquin, co. Clare ; and he was succeeded, at his death, by his son,
Dermod, above mentioned. Maolin, son of Dermod, died 1438 ; and John,
son of Maolin, in 1518.

In 1531, Conor, son of Dermod, son of John, son of Maolin, son of
Dermod, son of Dermod, son of Maolin, son of Dermod, Chief Historian
and Bard to the O'Quins, died.

In 1570, Donal MacBrody, a very learned man, flourished; he was
author of a poem consisting of forty-two verses or stanzas, of four lines
each, which he wrote for James Fitzmaurice Fitzgerald of Desmond.

In 1602, Maolin Oge MacBrody, son of Maolin, son of Conor, son of
John, died on the 31st of December. He was an excellent Historian and
epic poet, the compiler of the " Book of the MacBrodys," and author of
the poems, commencing, "Give ear to me, Inis an Laogh;" " Know me
MacCoghlan;" "Let us make a visit to the children of Cais ;"
" Strangers here are Cahir's race ;" " From four the Gadelians have
sprung '" and also the following verse or stanza, composed on the occasion
of the restoration of his property which had been seized on by the forces
of Hugh Buadh O'Donnell, Prince of Tirconnell, in 1599 :—

" It was destined that in revenge for Oileach,
O Hugh Roe, as foretold by the prophet,
That your forces would come to Magh Adhair ;
In the north the needy seeks assistance."

This was the Maolin MacBrody, who assisted in making the Irish
translation of the New Testament, published by Ussher, in Dublin, in 1602.

The celebrated "Contention of the Bards" (about 1604) was carried
out by one Teige MacBrody of Clare, and Lughaidh O'Clery of Donegal.

The last record we have of this family is in 1642, when Conor Mac-
Brody, of Letter-Maolin, son of Maolin Oge, above mentioned, died.

MacCAETHY MOR. (No. 1.)

Arms : A stag trippant, attired and unguled or. Crest : A dexter arm in armour
ppr. cuffed ar. erect and couped at the wrist, holding in the hand a lizard, both also
ppr. Supporters : Two angels ppr. vested ar. habited gu. winged or, each holding in
the exterior hand a shield, thereon a human head affronted erased. Motto : Forti et
fldeli nihil difficile.

Failbhe Flann, son of Aodh Dubh, who is No. 94 on the " Line of
Hehftr" (n/n.U)y was the ancestor of "MaeCarthy M6r." From him the
pedigree of the family is as follows ;

95. Failbhe Flann (d. A.D. 633) : I Christian King of Munster, and
son of Aodh Dubh; was the 16th | reigned 40 years. He had a brother



II



106 MAC.



IRISH PEDIGEEES.



MAC. [PAET IIL m^



earned Fingin,* who reigned before
him, and who is said by the Mun-
ster antiquaries to be the elder ;
this Fingin was ancestor of 0' Sul-
livan. (See the " Vera-0'Sullivan"
pedigree.)

96. Colgan : his son ; was the 21st
Christian King of Munster, for 13
years. He is styled, in O'Dugan's
"Kings of the Race of Heber,"
Colga McFalvey the Generous Chief.

97. Xathfraoch ; his son ; King of
Munster A.D. 954.

98. Daologach : his son ; had two
brothers — Faolgursa and Sneaghra.

99. Dungal : his sou ; from whom
are descended the Clann Dunghaile
or CE'wrdan,^ who was antiquary
to O'Carroll Ely ; had a brother
Sneidh.

100. Sneidh: son of Dungal. This
Sneidh had five brothers — 1. Alge-
nan, the 32nd Christian King of
Munster; 2. Maolguala, the 33rd
King ; 3. Foghartach ; 4. Edersceol ;
and 5. Dungus, from all of whom
are many families. Maolguala here
mentioned had a son named Maol-
fogartach, who was the 34:th Chris-
tian King of Munster, who was
taken prisoner and stoned to death



by the Danes who were then
invading Ireland.

101. Artgal : son of Sneidh.

102. Lachtna: his son. This prince
lived during the seven years' reign
of his kinsman, the celebrated
Cormac, King of Munster.

103. Bouchan : his son; left, be-
sides other children, Gormflath,
who married Donal, King of the
Desii, to whom she bore Mothla
O'Felan, who fell at Clontarf.

104. Ceallachan Cashel : his son;
was the 42nd Christian King of
Munster ; reigned ten years ; was a
great scourge to the Danes, and at
length routed them totally out of
Munster. In one battle (Knock-
Saingal , co. of Limerick) with a single
stroke of his battle-axe he cleft the
skull of Aulaf, the Danish general,
through his heavy brass helmet.

105. Doncha or Duncan : his son ;
was the first " Prince of Desmond."

106. Saorbhreathach or Justin : his
son ; had two brothers — 1. Foghar-
tach or Maolfoghartach, the 43rd
King of Munster after Christianity
was planted there ; and 2. Murcha,
who was ancestor of O^Callaghan of
Cloonmeen.



* Fingin : According to O'Dugan and O'Heerin, who lived in the 14th century,
we find that Fingin was the elder son. He was elected joint King of Munster, with
Cairbre, upon the death of Amalgaidh and in the lifetime of Failbhe. His name also
appears on the Regal Eoll before that of his brother ; and he represented his native
province in the Assembly at Dromceat (the Mullogh, in Roe Park, near Limavady, in
CO. Derry), convened by Hugh, Monarch of Ireland, and honoured by the presence of
St. ColumbciUe. ^ ^

The MacCarthys owned the prominent position which they held in Desmond at the
time of the Anglo-Norman invasion not to primogeniture, but to the disturbed state of
the province during the Danish wars, in which their immediate ancestors took an active
and praiseworthy part ; to the impartial exercise of the authority enjoyed by those
ancestors by usurpation and tanistic right ; the possession of that authority at an eventful
period, namely the arrival in Ireland of Henry II., by whom MacCarthy, upon his
submission, was acknowledged as King of Desmond ; and the prostrate condition to
which the Danish wars had brought the collateral branches of the family, who had, at
leasr, an equal claim uii the allegiauCo ui the iimauiLaula orSuulu Muii»Ler, G'Siuiirau
M6r always presided at meetings of the Munster chiefs, even when MacCarthy attended ;
and it was ho whose voice made MacCarthy—" The MacCarthy Mok."



t O'Riordan : This name has by some of the family been lately rendered Ritherdan.



CHAP. I.] MAC.



HEBER GENEALOGIES.



MAC. 107



107. Carthach,* Prince of Des-
mond : son of Justin; -a quo Mac-
Carthaigh, anglicised MacCarthy, and
MacCaura ;t was a great commander
against the Danes; was A.D. 1045,
burned to death, with a great num-
ber of his kinsmen, in a house in
which he had taken shelter after a
conflict with some Dalcassian troops,
by the son of Lonargan, the grand-



son of Donchuan who was brother
to Brian Boroimhe. It is right to
observe that MacCarthy has, in some
branches of the family, become
Maccartneyy McCarthy^ McCartie,
McCarty, and Carter ; and that there
was. in Ireland an O'Carthaigh
family, which was anglicised
O'Oarthy, and modernized 0' Carry ^
Carte, Cartie, and Carty.



THE MacCARTHYS.

" Come, Clan MacCarthy, honours look for you."

—Roman Vision.

" The chiefs of Munster, of the fortress of the Shannon,
Are of the seed of Eoghan, the son of OiUiol ;
MacCarthagh, the enforcer of the tributes,
Is like a storm-hfted wave lashing the shore."

— O'HeePvIN.

The MacCarthys, who were the dominant family in Desmond from the
period of the establishment of sirnames, down to the reign of Conn

Carthach:*' This word may be derived from cartha or carrthadh, a pillar ; or from
cathrach, the aen» case of cathair, a city. In the latter case the word carthach would
imply that this Prince of Desmond was "the founder of a city."— See Note
"Carthage," p. 31.

MacCaura :\ The following Stanzas respecting the Clan of MacCarthy or
IMacCaura are here given, as the author's tribute of respect to the memory of the lat©
lamented D. F. MacCarthy, one of the sweetest of Ireland's poets :



THE CLAN OF MacCAURA.

By Denis Florence MacCarthy.



Ohi bright are the names of the chieftains and sages,

That shine like the stars through the darkness of ages,

Whose deeds are inscribed on the pages of story,

There for ever to live in the sunshine of glory —

Heroes of history, phantoms of fable,

Charlemagne's champions, and Arthur's Round Table —

Oh ! but they all a new lustre could borrow

From the glory that hangs round the name of MacCaura !

II.

Thy waves, Manzaneres, wash many a shrine,

And proud are the castles that frown o'er the Rhine,

And stately the mansions whose pinnacles glance

Through the elms of old l^ngland and vineyards of Frailfle

Many have fallen, and ijiriiiy will fall —

Good man and brave men have dwelt in them all —

But as good and as brave men, in gladness and sorrow,

Have dwelt in the halls of the princely IMacCaura.



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108 MAC.



IRISH PEDIGREES.



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Baccach, Prince of Ulster, when they fell into comparative insignificance,
branched from time to time into the following Houses : — The MacCarthys |