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sons, viz. : — 1. Parson Denis M'Grath, near Dundalk ; 2. Thomas McGrath, of Kilcalf,
county Waterford. The Rev. Denis M'Grath here mentioned married a dau. of General
McNeill, and by her had one dau., and two sons— 1. Thomas Magrath, who was mar,
to a dau. of the late Judge Lefroy, and 2. James JNlagrath : these two sons were for
many years members of the East India Company, and the latter (James) was the owner
of a large estate near Liverpool, England, on which he resided in 1836.

1; Mathrjhahhuhi: This name means "the bear of the plain," or a "wild calf;"
for a bear is strictly a kind of wild calf. From this word is derived the surnames
Mahon, MacMahon, Mahony, and 0' Mahony ; but it may be here observed that the
" Mahon'" and " MacMuhon'' families of Miicster are distinct from the " Mahon" and
*' MacMahon," of Ulster.



MAC. 149

2. Dermod: this Mathghabhuin was the ancestor of MacMathghamhna

anglicised MacMahon.

108. Mathghabhuin (" magh :"
Irish, a^plain ; " gabhuin," a calf) :
son of Turlogh Mor; a quo Mac-
Mathghamhna (of Munster).

109. Morogh : his son.

110. Dermod MacMahon : his son ;
first of this family who assumed
this sirname.



Morogh na Mongnach:


Donogh : his son.
Dermod : his son.

114. Rory Buidhe [boy] : his son.

115. Donogh na Glaice : his son.

116. Teige Roe: his son ; had

brother named Donogh.

117. Teige (2): his son.

118. Turlogh (or Terence) : his son.

119. Teige (3): his son. This
Teige had two brothers — 1. Brian;
and 2. Donogh (or Donatus), who
(there is reason to believe) was the
ancestor of "MacMahon" of France.*

120. Morogh : son of Teige.

121. Teige (4) : his son.

122. Turlogh Roe: his son.

123. Sir Teige: his son.

124. Sir Turlogh MacMahon, of
Corca JBaisgin (now the barony of
"Moyarta," in the county Clare:
his son.

MacMAHON. (Ro, 2.)

Marshal of France.

Armorial Bearings : Same as those in the j)receding (" MacMahon") genealogy.

Terence (or Turlogh) MacMahon, ancestor of this family, who died in
1472, must have been contemporary with Turlogh who is No. 118 on the
*' O'Brien" pedigree, and who died in 1459. This fact leads us to believe
that this Terence (or Turlogh) MacMahon was the same person as the
Turlogh (or Terence) who is No. 118 on the (foregoing) "MacMahon"
(of Munster) pedigree, whose son, Donogh (latinized " Donatus") was the

* MacMahon of France : Patrick MacMahon of Torrodile, in the county Limeriek,
having espoused the cause of King James the Second, settled in France after the Treaty
of Limerick, a.d. 1691. His son, John MacMahon of Autun, in France, was created
" Count de Equilly ;" who, in order that his children and his posterity might have
sufficient proof of " the proud fact that they were of Irish descent," applied on the
28th September, 1749, to the Irish Government (accompanying his application with
necessary facts, etc., for the Officers of Ulster King of Arms), to have' his genealogy,
together with the records, etc., of his family duly authenticated, collected, and recorded,
with all necessary verification. All this was accordingly done, the various requisite
signatures affixed thereto, and countersigned by the then Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
In these records, preserved in the Office of Arms, Dublin Castle, Count de Equilly is
described as of "the noble family, paternally, of 'MacMahon,' of Clondeas (in the
county Clare), and maternally, of the noble family of * O'Sullivan Beara.' " This John
MacMahon (Count de Equilly) was the grandfather of Marshal MacMahon of France,
Duke of Magenta, President of the French Republic j born a.d. 180S, and living in

150 MAC.


MAC. [part III.

"Donatus MacMahon" who is mentioned
genealogy (see No. 119), in this pedigree.

in the Count de Equilly's

118. Terence (or Turlogh) Mac-
Mahon, proprietor of Clondiralla,
(modernized "Clonderlaw"), who
died A.D. 1472, married Helena
(daughter of Maurice Fitzgerald,
earl of Kildare) by whom he had a
son, named Donogh or Donatus.

119. DoDatus, who married Honora
O'Brien : their son.

120. Terence, married to Johanna,
daughter of John Macuamara, of
Dohaghtin — commonly called
" Macnamara Eeagh" : their son.

121. Bernard, who was married to
Margaret, daughter of Donogh
O'Brien, of Daugh : their son.

122. Murtagh, whose wife wasElo-
nora, daughter of William O'Nelan
(or O'Nealan), of Emri, who was
colonel of a regiment of horse in the
army of King Charles the First:
their son.

123. Maurice, who was married to
Helena, daughter of Maurice Fitz-
gerald, of Ballinoe, Knight of Glyn :
their son.

124. Murtagh, whose wife was

Helena, daughter of Emanuel Mac-
Sheehy, of Baliylinan : their son.

125. Patrick, of Torrodile, in the
county Limerick: their sou, who
married Margaret, daughter of John
O'Sullivan of Bantry, in the county
Cork ; and who, after the Treaty of
Limerick, A.D. 1691, first visited
France in the suite of the exiled
King James the Second of England,
and there settled.

126. John MacMahon (or Jean
Baptiste de MacMahon) of Autun,
in France, hut horn in Ireland :
their son; who, in 1750, was en-
nobled by the French Government,
and created " Count de Equilly."

127. Maurice De MacMahon: his
son : was faithful to the Bourbon
cause, and was therefore, during
the reign of Louis XYIIL, King of
France, created a Lieutenant-Gene-
ral, and Commander of the Order
of St. Louis.

128. Marshal Patrick MacMahon,
President of the French Eepublic,
Duke of Magenta, etc. : his son ;
born in 1808, and living in 1887.

Lwds of BunraUy, County Clare.
Arms : Gu. a lion ramp. ar. in chief two spear heads or.
Casin, a younger brother of Bladd, who is No. 92 on the " O'Brien" (of
Thomond) pedigree, was the ancestor of Macconmara ; anglicised Mac-
namara, MacNamara, and McNamara.

92. Casin : son of Cas.

93. Carthann : his son. This
Carthann had three brothers — 1.
Eocha, who was ancestor of 0' Grady
etc. ] 2. Sineal], ancestor of Durkiii,
of Munster ; and 3. Cormac, ances-
tor of Clann Eocha.

94. Ardgal (also called Fergal) :
his son.

95. Athluan : his son.

96. Conn : his son.

97. Eoghan : his son.

98. Dungal : his son.

99. Urthuile ("ur;" Irish, recent,



MAC. 151

" tuile," afloody a torrent) : his son ;
a quo O'h-Urthuile, anglicised
Earley, Hurly, Herlihyj Flood and

100. Cullin : his son; a quo the
Macnamaras are called Clan Cullin.

101. Maolclochach (" cloch" : Irish,
a stone): his son : a quo 0' Maoldoiche,
of Munster, anglicised Stone and
Stoney; had a brother named
Einsioda, who was the ancestor of
" Hickeyr

102. Sioda an Eich-bhuidbe (or
Sioda of the yellow horse) : his son.

103. Assioda : his son.

104. Enna (or Sedna) : his son.

105. Aedh Odhar (" odhar" : Irish,
palefaced) : his son ; a quo Siol
Aedha of Munster ("aedh oraodh" :
Irish, Jire ; Sanscrit, " edhas," Jire-
wood) ; anglicised 5"a?/ and Hay.
'106. Menmon : his son -, had a
brother named Niall, who was the
ancestor of Clancy ^ of Munster.

107. Donal : son of Menmon.

108. Cu-mara (" cu," gen. " con," a
warrior /' " muir," gen. " mara," the
sea ; Lat. *' mar-e ;" Arab. " mara"):
his son ; a quo Macconmara, mean-
ing the descendants of the sea pro-

109. Donal Macnamara : his son ;
first assumed this sir name; d. A.D.

110. Cu-mara (2) : his son.

111. Neal (or Niall) : his son.

112. Cu-meadh Mor : his son.
lis. Lochlann : his son.

114. Maccon : his son.

115. Cu-meadh (2) : his son.

116. Maccon (2): his son; had
two brothers — 1. Donoch, and 2.

117. John an Ghabhaltuis (or
John the Conqueror) : his son ; had
two brothers— 1. Sioda, 2. Mahon,
and 3. Lochnann.

118. Donal an-Marcsluaigh (or
" Donal the Horse of the Army")*:
his son.

119. John: his son.

120. Cumeadh (3) Mor: his son.

121. Eory (or Roger) Carragh : his

122. Cumeadh (4) : his son.

123. Donoch: his son.

124. Cumeadh (5) Liath : his son.

125. Donald Riabhach : his son.

126. Donald Oge : his son.

127. Teige Macnamara : his son.

From the De La Ponce MSS.

Maccon, a brother of Donal an Marcsluagh who is No. 118 on the
foregoing pedigree, was the ancestor of this branch of the MacNamara

118. Maccon: son of John an

119. Sioda: his son.

120. Maccon: his son.

121. Sioda : his son.

122. Mathew: his son.

123. Denis : his son.

124. Mathew : his son.

125. Jean (or John) : his son.

126. Jean, Chev. de St. Louis :
his son ; m. D. Catherine St. Jean.

127. Claude-Mathieu : his son ;
m., 18 April 1732, D. Henriette

128. Jean Baptiste : his son; b.
9 Feb., 1738; a Page in 1752.

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MAC. [part III.


Armorial Bearings : Same as those of "Macnamara," Lords of Bunratty.

Sioda, brother of John an Ghabhaltuis (or John the Conqueror) who is
No. 117 on the "Macnamara" pedigree, was the ancestor of Macnamara

117. Sioda : son of Maccon.

118. jMaccon : his son.

119. John Macnamara Fionu
(" fionn," : Jrish, fair): his son.

120. Cu-mara: his son.

121. Cumeadh: his son.

122. Teige: his son.

123. John : his son.

124. Donal: his son.

125. Donoch Macnamara Fionn
his son.

MACNAMAEA.* (No. 4.)

Arms : A Hon rampant ducally crowned, or. in the chief two spear-heads of the
last. Crest : Out of a ducal coronet, a hand and arm holding a gold-hilted sabre.

Mahon, a brother of John an Ghabhaltuis who is No. 117 on the (No.
1.) "MacNamara" pedigree, was the ancestor of this branch of that

117. Mahon : son of Maccon.

118. Donal Ballach : his son.

119. John: his son.

120. Mahon : his son.

121. Eory : his son.

122. Donogh : his son.

123. Teige : his son.

124. Teige Oge : his son.

125. Donogh : his son.

126. Mahon : his son.

127. John : his son.

128. Teige: his son; representa-
tive of this family, A.D. 1721.


Conmara, a brother of Aedh Odhar, who is No. 105 on the " Mac-
Namara" (Lords of Bunratty) pedigree, was the ancestor of this branch of
that family.

105. Conmara: son of Enna.

106. Donal: his son,

107. Conmara : his son.

108. Niall : his son.

109. Conmeadha: his son.

110. Maccon: his son.

111. Conmeadha : his son.

112. Maccon: his son.

113. Sioda Com: his son.

114. Flann : his son.

115. Lochlan : his son.

116. Flan: his son.

117. Flan : his son.

118. Sioda: his son.

* Macnamara : Of this family was Rawdon Macnamara, who, in 1S31, was
President of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland ; and who was born at Ayle, in
the CO. Clare. His father was Teige (or Thady) Macnamara, and his mother was
Narcissa, dau. of Dr. Dillon, physician to Colonel Rawdon, who subsequently became

:FAP. I.] MOL.



MOR. 153

^rms : Azure on the dexter side a quiver erect holding three arrows, on the
sinister a bow erect all ppr. Crest : An arm embowed, holding a scimitar ppr.

Ihe O'Moloneys derive their descent from Brenan Ban, the second son of
Blad, son of Cas, who is No. 91 on the " O'Brien Kings of Thomond "
Stem. They were chiefs of Coiltenain (now Kiltannon), a district in the
barony of Tulla, co. Clare, and had castles at Einnua and Coolistigue.

The representative of this family in
Kiltannon House.

1. James O'Moloney, of Kiltan-

2. James : his son.

3. James : his son.

1864 was James Molony, Esq., of

4. James : his son.
6. James, of Kiltannon : his son ;
living at Kiltannon House in 1864.


Chiefs of Eoghanacht of Loch Leine.

Arms : Ar. an eagle displ. sa. Crest : An arm embowed in armour holding a
iagger, the blade environed with a serpent.

Cairbre Luachra (also called Cairbre Cruithneach), son of Core, who is
No. 89 on the Line of Heber, ante, was the ancestor of O'Muircheirtmghj
anglicised Moriarty, Muriarty and Murtagh.

Fodha, Bishop of Clonfert, b. a.d.

89. Core, King of Munster.

90. Cairbre Luachra : his son.

91. Maine Munchaoin (" mun :"
Irish, urine; "caoin," to iceep ;
Heb. " kun," to lament) : his son ;
a quo O'MuncJiaoin, anglicised Min-

92. Duach larfhlaith : his son ;
had two sons : 1. Cobhtach ; and 2.
Fiachra Garve, who had a son
Fiachna, whose son was Cuimen

590, d. 658.

93. Cobhtach : his son.

94. Crimthann : his son.

95. Aodh Bennan : his

96. Muldoon : his son ;
brother named Cathal.

97. Conaing : his son.

98. Aodh (2) : his son.

99. Muldoon (2) : his son.



Lord Moira. The strong friendship existing between Thady Macnamara and the
Colonel caused the former to name his son " Rawdon"— a cognomen ever since retained
in the family. In 1818 Macnamara married Mary, eldest daughter of George Symmers
of Dangan Park, co. Galway ; and died in York -street, Dublin, on the 2ud November,
1836. Dr. Rawdon Macnamara, second son of the aforesaid Rawdon Macnamara, was
bom at 28 York-street, Dublin, on the 23rd Feb., 1822. In 1846 this Doctor
Macnamara married Sarah, only child of Patrick Blanchard, of Eagle Lodge,
Brompton, London, and has had issue.

* Molony : Of this family was Dr. Michael Molony, who, in the (second) Charter
granted by King George IV. to the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, is named as
one of the '* body politic and corporate "of that Institution.

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o'er. [part III.

100. Cathan : his son.

101. Muriartach or Muircheartach
(" muir :" Irish, the sea, and " ceart,"
just; Lat. " cert-us") : his son ; a quo
0' Muircheirtaigh.

102. Aodh (3) : his son.

103. Muldoon (3) : his son.

104. Murtogh : his son.

105. Muldoon (4) : his son.

106. Muirceardoig : his son; King
of Loch Leine, a.d. 1068.

107. Tadhg : his son.

108. Eoghan : his son,

109. Mukloon (5) : his son.

110. Eoghan (2): his son.

111. Eoghan (3) : his son.

112. Eoghan (4): his son.

In A.D. 1107, O'Moriarty, King of
Eoghanacht of Loch Leine, was
expelled from his lordship by Mac-
Carthy, King of Desmond.

O'BRIEN. (Xo. 1.)
King of Thomond.

The Armorial Bearings of the " O'Brien" (of Thomond) family are :
Arms : Gules three lions, passant, guardant, per pale, or and argent.
Crest : On a wreath issuing out of clouds, a naked arm, embowed, the hand
grasping a sword, all ppr.

Motto : Lamh Laidir an JJachdar,

The following is the Stem* of this family, from Cormac Cas, who was the
ancestor of O'Briain of Thomond (anglicised O'Brien, Bernard, Brien, Bryan,
and Bryant), and a younger brother of Owen M6r, who is No. 85 on the
"Line of Heber;" down to Henry O'Brien, the eighth Earl of Thomond,
who d. in 1741.

85. Cormac Cas : second son of
Olioll Olura, King of Munster, by
his wife Sabh or Sabina, daughter
of Conn of the Hundred Battles,
and relict of MacNiadh; he was
one of the most distinguished
champions of his time, and " re-
markable for strength of body,
dexterity, and courage." He de-
feated the Lagenians (or Leinster
men) in the battle of lorras
Damhsa, Carmen (or AVexford),
Liamhan (or Dunlaven), Tara, Tel-
town, and Samhna Hill; and the
Conacians in the famous battle of
Cruachan, in the county Roscom-
mon. Cormac d. at Dun-tri-Liag,

(or the Fort of the Stone Slabs),
now " Duntrileague," in the county
Limerick, of wounds received in the
battle of Samhna Hill, from the
spear of Eochy of the Eed Eye-
brows, King of Leinster. He was
m. to Samer, dau. of Fionn Mac-
Cumhal (Fionn MacCoole), and
sister of the poet Oisin, by whom he
left, with other children :

86. Mogha Corb (or Mogha of
the Chariots), who was b. A.D. 167,
and attained a very old age. This
Prince, who became King of Mun-
ster, which he governed for the
space of twenty years, fought the
memorable battle of Gabhra or

* Stem : Along with the Stem, the genealogies of the following hranches of this
family are also contained in this Volume: 1. O'Brien, of America; 2. of Ara ; 3. of
Dough ; 4. of England ; 5. of Ennistymon ; 6. of Lords of Inchiquin ; 7- of Marquises
of Thomond ; 8. of O'Brien of Newtown ; and of Viscounts Clare, etc.

HAP. I.] o'bE.


o'er. 155

xarristowD, near Dublin, against
he Monarch Cairbre Liffechar, a.d.

87. Fear Corb: his son; b. 198;
governed Munster for seven years ;
:OUght the battles of Tlachtga and
Teltown against the Lagenians, in
he latter of which he slew Tinne
the son of Triun, a distinguished
B^arrior; and defeated the Conacians
in the battles of Ceara, Corann,
rnd Eathcruaghan, with great

88. ^neas Tireach : his son ; b.
232 ; w^s distinguished for his
patriotism and courage, particularly
in the battle of Cliodhna, near
Clonakilty; and was remarkable
for the strictness of his laws, as
well as for his impartial judg-

89. Lughaidh Meann : his son ; b.
286 ; dispossessed the Tirbolgs of
the tract now known as the county
Clare (which had in his time formed
part of Connaught), and attached it
to Munster.

90. Conall Each-luath ("each:"
Irish, Lat. " eq-uus," Gr. " ik-kos"

horse ; " luath :" Irish, agile,
Welsh " lludw," nimble), or Conall
of The Swift Steeds : his son ; b.
312. Had two sons — 1. Cas; 2.
Eana Arighthach.

91. Cas : the elder son ; a quo
the Dal Cais or "Dalcassians ;" b.
347. Had twelve sons : — 1. Blad,
2. Caisin, 3. Lughaidh, 4. Seana,
5. Aengus Cinathrach, 6. Carthann
Fionn, 7. Cainioch, 8. Aengus
Cinaithin, 9. Aodh, 10. Nae, 11.
Loisgeann, and 12. Dealbheath.

92. Blad ("bladair:" Irish, to
coax ; Lat. " blater-o," to flatter) :
the eldest son of Cas ; a quo
O^Bladair, anglicised Blair, Flattery,
and Blood (of Munster) ; b. 388 ;
left four sons : — 1. Carthann Fionn
Oge M6r; 2. Carthann Dubh ; 3.
Eochaidh ; 4. Brennan Ban, ancestor

of O^Brennan (of Thomond), Glinn,
Glynn, Maglin, Magan, Muldowney
(now "Downey"), 0' Hurley, etc.

93. Carthann Fionn Oge Mor:
eldest son of Blad. Had two sons :
1. Eochaidh Ball-dearg ; 2. Aongus,
who was the progenitor of 0' Curry,
O^Cormacan, O'Seasnain, etc.

94. Eochaidh Ball-dearg : son of
Carthann Fionn Oge Mor. Keceived
Baptism at the hands of St. Patrick,
and d. at an advanced age, leaving
two sons: 1. Conall, 2. Breacan, a
quo "Ibrickan," a barony in the
county Clare.

95. Conall : the elder son. Died
vita patris, &nd left issue: 1. Aodh
Caomh; 2. Molua Lobhar, or St.
Molua the Leper, founder of the
church of Killaloe, co. Clare.

96. Aodh Caomh ("caomh:"
Irish, gentle; Arab, "kom," noble;
Lat. "com-is"): the elder son; a
quo O'CaoimJi, anglicised Coombe.
Was King of Cashel. Of him
Lodge says : " He was the first
Christian King of this family, that
became King of all Munster ; and
his investure with the authority
and title of King of that Province
was performed at his own Court, in
the presence of St. Breanan of
Clonfert, and of his domestic poet
MacLemein, who afterwards became
first bishop of Cloyne ; and also by
the concurrence of Aodh Dubh, son
of Criomthan, then chief represen-
tative of the Eugenian race." He
had two sons : 1. Cathal ; 2. Con-
gall, the ancestor of ONoonan, of
Thomond and South Connaught.

97. Cathal: the elder son.

98. Turlogh: his son; b. 641.
Had— 1. Maithan; 2. Ailgeanan,
who was the ancestor of O'Meara,
Scanlan and Mac Arthur.

99. Maithan : son of Turlogh; b.

100. Anluan : his son.

101. Core : his son.

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o'br. [part III. li

102. Laclitna : his son. Had his
residence at a place called G-rinan
Lachtna, near Killaloe : he d. at an
advanced age.

103. Lorcan (also called Fingin) :
his son; was King of the Dal-
cassians ; d. 942. Had three sons : —
1. Cineidi ; 2. Cosgrach, the
ancestor of Cosgmve of (Munster),
and O'Hogan ; 3. Lonargan, a quo
Lonergan ; 4. Congal ; 5. Bran Fionn,
a quo Slioght Branfionn, in Wex-
ford : a sept who took the permanent
sirname of O'Brien, from this Bran,
when sirnames were introduced into

104. Cineadh (or Cineidi), King of
Thomond* : the son of Lorcan ; m.
Babhion, dau. of Arcadh, son of
Murrough O'Flaherty, lord of lar
Connacht or West Connaught.

105. Brianf Boroimhe [Boru],
the 175th Monarch of Ireland: a
younger son of Cineadh ; b. 926, at
Kincora, the royal seat of his
ancestors ; and fell by the hand of

Brodar, the Danish admiral, at the i
Battle of Clontarf, on Good Friday, i
the 23rd April, 1014, in the 88th .
year of his age. This Brian ("Brian:" li
Irish, very great strength)^ was the
ancestor of O'Brien, Kings of
Thomond. He had eleven brothers,
of whom only four left issue, viz. —
1. Mahoun, the eldest brother, who
was King of Munster, before Brian,
and a quo many families. II. Don-
chuan, who was the ancestor of,
among other families, Eustace,
O'Kennedy, 0' Regan, (of Thomond),
O'Kelleher, O'Beollan (or "Poland"),
O Casey, Power, Twomey, etc. III.
Eichtigern (a quo Ahearne, Hearne,
Heron), who was ancestor of Mac-
Craith, (or MacG-rath), of Thomond,
etc. IV. Anluan, who was the an-
cestor of Quirk, etc.

Brian Boroimhe was four times
m. ; his first wife was Mor (more),
dau. of Flan O'Hyne, Prince of
Hy-Fiachra Aidhne, in Galway, by
whom he had three sons of whom

* Thomond : The place of inauguration of the O'Briens, as Kings and Princes of
Thomond, was at Magh Adhair, a plain in the barony of Tullagh, county of Clare ; and
their battle-cry was Lcujih Laidir An Uaehdar, or "The Strong hand Uppermost.'"
On their armorial ensigns were three lions rampant which were also on the standards of
Brian Boroimhe, borne by the Dalcassians at the battle of Clontarf. In modern times
the O Briens were Marquises of Thomond, Earls of Inchiquin, and Barons of Burren,
in the county of Clare ; and many of them were distinguished commanders in the Irish
Brigades in the service of France, under the titles of Earls of Clare, and Counts of

t Brian : Brian Boroimhe is represented by our old annalists as a man of fine figure,
large stature, of great strength of body, and undaunted valour ; and has been always
justly celebrated as one of the greatest of the Irish Monarchs, equally conspicuous for
his mental endowments and physical energies ; a man of great intellectual powers,
sagacity, and bravery ; a warrior and legislator ; and, at the same time, distinguished
for his munificence, piety, and patronage of learned men : thus combining all the ele-
ments of a great character, and equally eminent in the arts of war and peace ; a hero
and patriot, whose memory will always remain famous as one of the foremost of the
Irish Kings, in wisdom and valour. Brian lived at his palace of Cea7i Cora (Kincora),
in a style of regal splendour and magnificence, unequalled by any of the Irish Kings
since the days of Cormac MacArt, the celebrated Monarch of Ireland in the third cen-
tury — the glories of whose palace at Tara were for many ages the theme of the Irish.
bards. — Coxnellan's Four Masters.

Oh, where, Kincora ! is Brian the Great ?

And where is the beauty that once was thine ?
Oh ! where are the Princes and Nobles that sate

At the feast in thy halls, and drank the red wine.
Where, oh, Kincora !


:hap. I.] o'er.


o'er. 157

ilurrough, who fell at the Battle
5f Clontarf, was one. Brian was
jecondly m. to Eachraidh, dau. of
Oearbhall, son of Olioll Fionn, and
aad: 1. Teige;* 2. Donal, who
iistinguished himself at Clontarf,
ind was slain by the Siol Murray
in a battle fought by the Dal-
3assians against the Conacians. His
jjhird wife was Gormliath, the
='Kormloda" of Icelandic history j
sister of Maolmora, King of Lein-
3ter : and relict of Aulaf, the Danish
King of Dublin, to whom she bore
the celebrated Sitric, who succeeded
his father as King of the Danes of
Dublin. By Gormliath Brian had
Donogh, the 176th Monarch of Ire-
land, who was the ancestor of
PlunkeU, and of the O'Briens of
Coonagh, in Limerick, and of Aher-
iow, in Tipperary ; and a daughter
Sabh, who m. Cian, who is No. 109
on the "O'Mahony" pedigree, by
by whom she had Mathgabhuin,
the founder of the family of
O'Mahoni/, in the county Cork,
Brian's fourth wife was Dubhcobhla,
who d. s. p. 1009 ; she was dau. of
Cathal O'Connor, King of Con-

106. Teige : younger son of Brian
Boroimhe ; m. M6r, dau. of Gilla-
Brighid O'Mulloy, Lord of Fircall,
in the King's County. (Another
authority gives Mdr as being the
dau. of Melaghlin, son of Maolmora
the 51st Christian King of Leinster).
Teige was killed in 1022 by his