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I. John (died 1855), of whoi

IL Peter (b. Sept., 1799), (
Limerick, who m. Emily, dai
of Edward Shiel, Esq., an
sister of the Right HonbL
Richard Lalor Shiel, M.P. I
Sept., 1855, this Peter d. s. p.
IIL Terence, b. Dec, 1802; d

unm. in March, 1820.
lY. James, b. 27th Feb., 1806
dead. Was called to the B;
in 1830; made Q.C., in 1841
Serjeant in 1848 ; Judge i
1858 ; was M.P. for Limeric'
from Oct., 1854, to Jan., 185i
In July, 1836, this James r
Margaret, dau. of Thom?
Segrave, Esq., and had or
son and five daughters :
L John, b. 25th Feb., 1855.

I. Anne, a Nun, b. 1837.

II. Margaret, a Nun, b. 1839
IIL Mary, b. in 1845.

IV. Clara, b. in 1847.
Y. Emily, b. in 1849.
129. John (d. 6th Feb., 1855
bur. in Francis-street burial groun(
Dublin), of Elmvale, J.P., afte:
wards of Ballinalacken, in the c(
Clare; was High Sheriff of th
county; M.P. for the City (
Limerick, from 1841 to 185
This John m. Ellen (d. Dec, 1869
bur. in Francis-street, Dublin), dai
of Jeremiah Murphy, Esq., Hyd
Park, Cork, and had six sons an
four daughters :

I. James, of whom presently.

II. Jerome, in the 28th Regt.

III. John, a Cistercian Monk.
lY. William (d.),I.A.H. ArtiUeri
Y. Peter, of 41 Merrion squar*

* Margaret : This lady was dau. of Peter Long, by Anne, his wife, elder dau. <i
Stephen Roche, Esq., of Limerick, and sister of John Roche, Esq., of Dublii
Margaret m. secondly Cornelius O'Brien, Esq., M.P., co. Clare.



o'br. 175

Dublin, called to the Bar in
1865; made Q.C. in 1880;
Senior Crown Prosecutor for
Dublin in 1883 ; and ap-
pointed Her Majesty's Third
Sergeant-at-Law, in 1884. This
Peter, in Aug., 1867, m. Annie,
dau. of Eobert Clarke, Esq.,
J.P., of Bansha, co. Tipperary
and had :

I. Annie-Georgina.

II. Eilen-Mary.
VI. Terence.

I. Margaret, who m. James
Martin, Esq., J.P., of 99 Fitz-
william square, Dublin.

II. Ellen, who m. Robert Daniell,

Esq., J.P., of Newforest, co.

III. Catto, a Nun.

lY. Anna.

All these sons and daughters of
John (No. 129), except William,
living in 1884.

130. James O'Brien, of Bally-
nalacken, co. Clare, J. P., D.L. :
eldest son of John ; b. in the City
of Limerick, on the 9th Jan., 1832 ;
was High Sheriff of the co. Clare :
in 1858; m. in 1865 Georgina,
widow of Francis McNamara, Cal-
cutt, Esq., J.P., M.P., of St.
Catherine's, co. Clare ; living in

O'BEIEN. (No. 9.)

Of Ballyetragh, County Waterford.

ruRLOGH Maol, second son of Murtagh, who is No. 115 on the " O'Brien"
[Kings of Thomond) pedigree, was the ancestor of " O'Brien" of Bun-
Oumeragh, in the county Waterford. The O'Briens of Ballyetragh are
i branch of that family. Several other branches* of the O'Briens of
Fhomond settled from time to time in the county Waterford, and there held
[arge tracts of land. We can trace the Ballyetragh branch as far back as
Ajithony O'Brien, of Comeragh, who in 1549 obtained a pardon from the
Grovernment : and who was contemporary with Connor, who is No. 121 on
the same pedigree. In 1598 Terlagh O'Brien, son of said Anthony, lived
in Comeraghf Castle, at the foot of the Comeragh Mountains ; in 1619 that
Castle was unsuccessfully besieged by eleven knights of the Furlong family.
A^ccording to the " Book of Survey and Distribution" for the co. Water-
ford, Derby O'Brien, son of said Terlagh, was the proprietor of Comeragh,
in 1641 ; and, according to Exchequer Inquisitions taken at Dungarvan,
Dn the 9th October, 1656, said Derby O'BrienJ was dead in that year.

* Branches : Of those branches we find that Daniel O'Brien, of Ballyknocke, in
1632, was the son of Teige (d. 1620), who was the son of a Donagh O'Brien ; that
Murtagh O'Brien, of Cottir, in 1641, was the son of Mahon (d. 1623), who was son of a
Donagh O'Brien ; and that Donagh O'Brien of Jemybrien, in 1641, was the son of a
Brian O'Brien. There are several Inquisitions in the Chancery Records for the co. of
Waterford, in the reign of Charles I., regarding the O'Briens.

t Comeragh: Salterbridge near Cappoquin, on the river Blackwater, also belonged
bo this family.

X Derby O'Brien : As this Derby was dead in 1656, it may be supposed that the
Mary Brien of Kilcomeragh, who was transplanted from the co. Waterford, in 1653, was
his wife. Among the O'Briens who in that year were also transplanted from the
j 30. Waterford were Terlagh O'Brien, of Cottin ; Donagh O'Brien, of Kilnafahane ;
jind Brian O'Brien, of Ballyathin (or " Boullyattin") — See " Transplanters' Certificates,"
jj in the Public Record Office, Dublin; and "Persons Transplanted," in p. 349 of our
Irish Landed Gentry when Cromwell came to Ireland. (Dublin : Duffy and Sons, 1884).

176 o'er.


o'bR. [part III

After a fierce resistance by the five sons of Derby O'Brien, Comeragl
Castle was taken by Cromwell, who hanged four of them ; the fifth son.
John, of Kiluafrahane, escaped to the sea-coast and settled near Helvicls
Head. From said John are descended the O'Briens, of Ballyetragh, co.

Commencing with Anthony, and with (121) the number of Connor
both above mentioned, the following is the pedigree of this family :

121. Anthony of Comeragh, who
was pardoned by the Government
in 1549, had :

122. Terlagh, living in 1598, who

123. Derby, of Comeragh Castle,
living in 1641, who had:

124. John, who had:

125. Matthew, who had :

126. John, who had :

127. Matthew, who m. Mary, dau.
of Mr. Keating, of Tubrid, co. Tip-
perary, one of the family of the
eminent Irish historian Jeofi'rey
Keating.* One of that lady's
brothers was Parish Priest of Kil-
gobinet ; it was, therefore, that
this Matthew O'Brien came to
reside at BalhjetmgJi, near his
brother- in-law. Of the issue of that
marriage was :

128. Slichael, who m. Miss Rogers,
of Coolroe, co. Waterford (whose
family is mentioned in Smith's
Historyt of Waterford, as among
the Landed Gentry residing near
Suir), and had four sons and five
daughters :

I. Pierse, of whom presently.

II. Matthew Rogers O'Brien (d.),
of Coolroe, above mentioned ;
who m. Ellen, dau. of James

Connolly, Barrister- at-Law (s
descendant of the famous
Harry Flood), and had thret
sons and three daui^hters :

li.'rhomas, l^Vn'^Tfiti""^
III. Michael, f '"1^^*-
The daughters were :

I. Anne, who m. Doctor Walsh
of New York.

II. Helen, who m. Doctor Dutt
of Calcutta.

III. Mary, who (see the
" Rj^ding" pedigree, infra)
m. Frederick Ry ding, L.D.S.
R.C.S.K; both living ii

III. Thomas, of Kilnafrahane

third son of Michael.
TV, Michael : the fourth son.
The five daughters of Michaef
(No. 128) were:

I. Mary, who m. M. Hudson, Esq

II. Anne, who m. a Mr. Barry.

III. Ellen.

IV. Eliza.

V. Kate.

129. Pierse O'Brien, of Bally
etragh, co. Waterford: eldest sor-
of Michael, living in 1887 ; is th(
present representative of the Bally
etragh family.

* Keating : There were four brothers Keating, all Priests, who had studied at th
then famous University of Coimbra, in Portugal. They were near relatives of th
Rev, Father Sheehy, of famous memory, who was arrested in the house of Mr. Keatin;
of Tubrid, above mentioned.

t History : Published in 1750.

HI CHAP. I.] O'bR.


O'BR. 177


Branch of the Marquises of Thomond,

DONAL, a younger brother of James, who is No. 128 on the ''O'Brien"
(Marquises of Thomond) pedigree, was the ancestor of this branch of that
family : whose descent from said Donal down to the Rev. Matthew Patrick
O'Brien, Rector of St. Vincent de Paul's R.O. Church, in Minersville,
Schuylkill County, Pennyslvania, United States, America, and Hving in
1883, is as follows :

128. Donal : a son of William, the
second Earl of Inchiquin ; settled in
the county Waterford, and d. 1768.

129. James: son of Donal; b.
1730; d. 1800.

130. John: his son; b. 1765; d.
1840. Married Catherine (d. 25th
Dec, 1860), dau. of Matthew Car-
roll, of Lahardown, near Portlaw,
CO. Waterford (a descendant of the
CarroUs of Littalouna, King's
County, Ireland, the parent stock
and home of the Carrolls of Car-
roUton, Maryland, U.S.A.), and had
seven sons and four daughters.

131. Martin: son of John; d.
1858. Married in 1828, Honora
Mullen (a descendant of Connor,
brother of Dathi, who is No. 102 on
the " Concannon" pedigree), and
had four sons and two daughters —
all of whom emigrated to the
United States, America :

I. John, of whom presently.

II. Thomas, who in 1857, m. Ann
Dean, a native of the county
of Mayo, and had one son and
four daughters :

I. Martin. I. Mary -Anne.
II. Cecilia. III. Clara- Amelia.
JV. Annie.


III. Michael A. O'Brien: the
third son of Martin;
unm. in 1883.

IV. Rev.MatthewPatrick O'Brien
(b. 3rd Sept., 1837), ordained
Priest in St. Charles' Seminary,
Philadelphia, on the 5th April,
1869, and was in March, 1883,
Rector of St. Vincent de
Paul's R. C. Church, in Miners-
ville, Schuylkill County, Pa.,

Martin's two daughters were :

I. Mary, who in 1868, in Phila-
delphia, m. Michael Cahill (d.
24th July, 1881), and had one
son and two daughters, living
in 1883 :

I. John Cahill. I. Mary Cahill.

II. Honora Cahill.

II. Bridget O'Brien, the second
dau. of Martin, living unm. in
1883 :

132. John O'Brien (b. 1829, d.
1865): eldest son of Martin; m.
in Camden, New Jersey, Margaret
Cusack (d. 1864), a native of the
CO. Cavan, Ireland, and had :

133. Thomas O'Brien, b. 1861;
and living in Philadelphia, in 1887.


178 O'CAL.


O'CAR. [part III.'


Of Imhallow,

Arms : Ar. in base a mount vert, on the dexter side a hurst of oak trees, there-
from issuant a wolf pass, towards the sinister, all ppr.

Ceallachan, who is No. 104 on the " MacCarthy Mor" pedigree, was the
ancestor of O'CeallagJiain, of Munster; anglicised Callaghan and O^Cal-
laghan ; and Colquhouii, in Scotland.

104. Ceallachan (" ceallach": Irish,
war) : son of Buochan ; a quo

105. Doncha (orDonoch) : his son.

106. Murcha (or Morogh) : his

107. Domhnall (or Donall) O'Cal-
laghan : his son ; first assumed this

108. Ceallachan (2) : his son ; died
A.D. 1092.

109. Cenede : his son.

110. Morogh : his son.

111. Aodh: his son.

112. Mahoun : his son.

113. Maccraith: his son

114. Lochlann : his son.

115. Melaghlin : his son.

116. Maccraith (2) : his son.

117. Cenede (2) : his son.

118. Donogh, of Dromine : his


Conor : his son.

120. Teige Ruadh: his second son.

121. Donogh (2), of Dromine: his
son; died 1578.

122. Conor (2) : his son.

123. Ceallachan (3) : his son.

124. Cathaoir Modartha ("modar-
tha" : Irish, surly) : his son.

125. Donogh
three brothers.

(3) : his son ; had

126. Teige O'Callaghan: his son.
This Teige had four brothers — 1.
Donogh ; 2. Cathair ; 3. Ceallachan ;
and 4. Morogh.

The Chief of this Sept was trans-
planted into the County Clare by
Oliver Cromwell.

O'CAEROLL. (No. 1.)

Princes of Ely 0' Carroll.

Arms : Sa. two lions ramp, combatant or. aimed and langued gu. supporting a
sword, point upwards ppr. pommel and hilt gold.

CiAN, the youngest brother of Eoghan [OwenJ M6r who is No. 85 on the
" Line of Hebei," rtTz/e, was the ancestor of O'Cearhhaill Ele ; anglicised
0' Carroll] Ely, Kartrell, Carvill, Gardll, and MacCarroll.

* O'Callaghan : Of this family are the Viscounts Lismore. There was an
" O'Callaghan'' family, chiefs in Oriel (or co. Louth), who were a branch of the Clan
Colla ; and another /' O'Callaghan" family, chiefs in Erris, co. Mayo, who were a
branch of the Hy-Fiachrach, of Connaught.

t O' Carroll : There were several distinct '' 0' Carroll" families, for instance — 1.
O'Carroll, chiefs of O'Carroll Ely ; 2. O'Carroll (now Carroll), who was chief lord of
Ossory, from A.D. 845 to 885 ; 3. O'Carroll, a family in the barony of Magimihy, co.
Kerry ; 4. O'Carroll, Princes of Oriel, etc.



O'CAR. 179

85. Cian : third son of Olioll
Olum, King of Munster.

86. Teige : his son.

87. Conla : his son ; had a brother
named Cormac Galeng.

88. lomchadh Uallach : his son ;
whose brother Finnachta was an-
cestor of Meagher^ and Maker.

89. Sabhrann : son of lomchadh.

90. lomdhun : son of lomchadh ;
whose brother Fee was ancestor of
(y Flanagan* of Ely, andof 0'C'o7?or,
of Ciannacht (or Keenaght), in the
county Derry.

91. Earc: son of lomdhun.

92. Eiie righ dhearoj ("eiligh":
Irish, to accuse), or " Eile, the red
king" : his son ; after whom the
territories possessed in Leinster by
this sept, were called Diiiche Eiligh,
i.e., '-The Estates of Ely," whereof
his posterity were styled " Kings,"
there being no other title of honour
then used in Ireland, save that of
"Prince" and "Lord," until the
English introduced the titles of
" Duke," " Marquis," " Earl," " Vis-
count," and "Baron." This Eile
was the ancestor of Oli-Eiligh (of
Ely-0'Oarroll), anglicised Heahj, and

93. Druadh : his son.

94. Amruadh : his son ; a quo
Oli-Amridh ; was ancestor of O'Cor-
crain ("corcra": Irish, red), angli-
cised Corcoran, and Coghrane.

95. Meachar : his son.

96. Tal : his son.

97. Teige : his son.

98. Inne : his son.

99. Lonan : his son.

100. Altin : his son.

101. Ultan : his son.

102. Cnamhin ("cnaimh": Irish,

a hone) : his son ; a quo O Cnaimhin,
anglicised Nevin, MacNevin, Bone,
Bonass, and Bowen.

103. Dubhlaoch : his son.

104. Aodh (or Hugh) : his son.

105. CearbhallC'cearbhall": Irish,
massacre, slaughter) : his son ; a quo
OVearbhaill E\e.

106. Monach O'Carroll: his son;
was the first of this family that
assumed this sirname.

107. Gu-Coirneach (also called
Cu-Boirne) : his son.

108. Eiogbradan : his son.

109. Donal: his son.

110. Fionn: his son.

111. Maolruanaidh : his son.

112. Donoch: his son.

1 1 3. Goll an-Bheolaigh (" beo-
lach" : Irish, talkative) : his son.

114. Fionn (2) : his son.

115. Teige: his son.

116. Maolruanaidh: his son; and
Donal, the ancestor of " Carroll,"
of Carrollton, Maryland.

117. William: his son.
;L18. Koger : his son.

119. Teige, of Callen : his son.

120. Teige Aibhle Magh Glaisse :
his son.

121. Maolruanaidh na Feisoige (or
Mulroona of the Beard) : his son;

I was the ancestor of the Birrae:
' ( " birra :" Irish, standing loater), a quo

the name of the town of " Birr," in

the King's Co.

122. John O'Carroll, prince of
Ely : son of Maolruanaidh na

123. Donogh: his son; chief of
Ely in 1536 ; m. dau. of O'Connor
Faley ; had a brother named Maol-
ruanaidh, who was the ancestor of

* OFlanagan: There were also several families of "C Flanagan" in Ireland,
1. in Ely O'Carroll ; 2. in Connaught ; 3. in Fermanagh ; 4. in Oirgiall ; 5. in Uactar
Tire, now the barony of " Upperthird," in the north-west of the county Waterford.
The O'Flanagans of Upperthird were dispossessed shortly after the English Invasion by
the family of Le Poer (now "Power"), who still possess a large portion of that
territory ; etc.

180 O CAR.


O'CAR. [part III.

O'CarroIl of Maryland, United
States of America.

12-4. Teige : his son; m. to Sara,
dau. of O'Brien.

125. Cian: his son ; m. to dau. of

126. Donoghof Buolebrack (Bally-
brack*), parish of Roscrea, barony
of Clonlisk, King's county: his
son ; transplanted to Beagb, co.
Galway, by Oliver Cromwell.

127. Donal (or Daniel): his son;
an officer in the service of King
Charles II.

128. John of Beagh : his son.

129. Redmond of Ardagh, co.
Galway : his son.

130. Redmond of Ardagh : his son.

131. John of Turlogh, co. Galway :
his son.

132. Frederick-Francis, of Kil-
tevna, Dunmore, co. Galway: his
son; living in 1S87; whose eldest
brother Redmond O'CarroU, men-
tioned in Burke's " Vicissitudes of
Families," was the father of — 1.
Rev. John-James O'CarroU, S.J., of
^lilltown Park, near Dublin, and 2.
Rev. Francis-Augustine O'CarroU,
of the Oratory, South Kensington,
London — both living in 1887.

133. Frederic- John O'CarroU, A.B,
Barrister-at-Law, 67 Low^er Leeson
street, Dublin : son of Frederick-
Francis; living in 1887.

O'CARROLL. (No. 2.)
Of Gortj Countu Galwaij.

DONOGH, who is No. 126 on the '-'O'CarroU" (Princes of Ely) pedigree,
married Dorothy, dau. of O'Kennedy of Ormond (by his wife Margaret,
dau. of O'Brien of Ara), and had a dau. Mor, who m. her kinsman Robert
O'CarroU ; and thirty sons whom he presented " in one troop of horse (all
accoutred in habiliments of war) to the Earl of Ormond, together with all
his interest for the service of King Charles the First."

127. Donal (or Daniel) : one of
those sons.

128. John : his son.

According to some authorities,

this was the member of the family
who was transplanted to Beagh, iii
the county Galway, by Cromwell.
He m. Margaret Bermingham, dau.

* BallyhracTc : The property of this Donogh O'CarroU, when he was transplanted,
included, according to the Down Survey Map, the present townlands of Ballybrack,
Bally clery, Glascloon, and Clonbrennan.

In 1641 O'Carroll's castle of Kinnity, in the barony of Ballybrit, King's County,
was granted to ]Mr. Winter, by whom it was held for Charles I. William Parsons, son
of La\\Tence, and nephew of Sir William, Lord Justice of Ireland, was constituted
Governor of Ely-O'Carroll, and Constable of Birr Castle, which he garrisoned with his
followers. His father, Surveyor-General, obtained in 1620, from James I., a grant of
the castle, fort, village and lands of Birr. This castle of Birr was besieged by the
O'Carrolls in 1642 ; but Sir Charles Coote, father of the first Earl of Montrath, who
came to its relief, obliged them to raise the siege. It was taken by general Preston in
1643, and held by him for the Confederate Catholics, until 1650, when it was taken
for the Commonwealth, by Henry Ireton, Oliver Cromweil's son-in-law.



o'CAR. 181

of Lordr Athenry, and had two
sons: 1. Eedmond of Ardagh, 2.

129. Daniel: second son of John
of Beagh ; became a Colonel of
horse in the service of Queen Anne,
by whom he was ^Knighted. He
m. Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas
Jervis, Esq., of Southamptonshire,


■ O'CARROLL. (No. 3.) ■

■P Of Coologe^ County Roscommon,

This, also, is a branch of " O'Carroll" of Ely.

and had two' sons: — 1. Daniel, 2.

130. John : second son of Daniel ;
from whom descended the 0' Car-
rolls of Gort, represented in 1798 by

Carroll, whose dau. Mary, m.

a man named Kennedy, and was
living at Tierneevan, near Kilnaac-
duagh, county Clare, in 1850.

DoNOGH O'Carroll, of Coologe
(known as Donogh " Killiagh"),
JSsq., had:

2. Ony, who had :

3. Donogh " ne Killy," who had :

4. William, of Coologe, who d.
15 April, 1636. He m. Honora,
dau. of John Meagher of Cloone, co.
Tipperary, gent., and had :

I. Donogh, of whom presentl3^

II. Kedagh.

III. John.

IV. Teige.

V. Carle.

VI. Ony.

5. Donogh : eldest son of William
m. Katherine, dau. of Walter
Bourke, of Borrisoleigh, county
Tipperary, Esq.

O'CARROLL. (No. 4.)

Of Desmond.

Sneaghra, brother of Daologach who is No. 98 on the " MacCarthy Mor"
pedigree, was the ancestor of O'Cearhhaill of Desmond ; anglicised OVarrolL

104. Ceallachan: his son.

105. Cormac : his son.

106. Egeartach (" eig-ceart" : Irish,
injustice) : his son ; a quo O'h-Ei-
geartaigh, anglicised Hegarty, and
Hagerty. (See the "Hagerty" pedi-

98. Sneaghra : son of Nadfraoch.

99. Conall : his son.

100. Domhnall : his son.

101. Artgal: his son.

102. Maolfhionnan : his son.

103. Cearbhall (" cearbhall"
raassacre, carnage) : his son ;

a quo




Lords of Lower Connello, County Limerick,

Arms* : Az. on a chevron ar. betw. tliree bezants as many birds sa., on a cbief or,
a griflSn pass, per pale gu. and sa. Crest : A griffin pass. gu. Another Crest : On a
chapeau gu. turned up erm. a griffin pass, per pale sa. and gu.

The O'Cuileann family (" cuileann :" Irish, a whelp^ meaning a young fear-
less tvarrm), anglicised 0' Collins and Collins, is distinct from the CCoilean
(*' coilean :" Irish, a tchelp, also), anglicised CCullen and Cullen (see the
" Cullen " pedigree, ante) ; and derives their descent from Fiacha Fighinte,
son of Daire Cearb, son of Olioll Flann Beag, who is ]So. 87 on the " Line
of Heher" {ante). They were lords of Fighter Conghalach or Lower Con-
nello, in the county of Limerick, until deprived of their possessions by
Maurice Fitzgerald, second "lord of Offaly," in the second quarter of the
thirteenth century. They were also chiefs of a portion of Eoghanacht
Ara, now a barony in the same county ; as we are informed by O'Heerin :

" O'Collins, a distinguished chief,
Eules over the Eoghanacht of Aradh."

"When the " war loving O'Collins's" were deprived of their estates by
Fitzgerald in 1228, they removed to Carbery, in co. Cork, where they
obtained lands from their kinsman Cathal, son of Crom O'Donovan, a
powerful prince in that country. From one of these settlers in Carbery
descended John Collins, author of a MS. History of the 0' Donovans, written
in Myross, March, 1813; Lines on the Ruins of Timoleague Abbey;
An Irish Translation of the Exile of Erin, by Beynolds, etc. He attended
school at Kilmacabee, near Myross, about the middle of the last cen-
tury, with Jerry an-Duna, to whom he was related. When they
parted, Jerry commenced a life of projects and peregrinations ; Collins
remained at home, and occupied himself with the collection of the tradi-
tions, history, and genealogy of the reduced local Irish families. Dr.
O'Donovan pronounced John Collins to be "the last of the bards,
genealogists, and historiographers of Munster." As his pursuits were not
of a lucrative nature, like many others of late years, he was compelled to
supplement any slender resources he may have derived from them, by
other means : he taught school in thetownland of Cappagh, in Myross, up
to the year 1817 ; alter that in the town of Skibbereen, until 1819, when
he died there at the age of between 70 and 80 years. He was buried in
Kilmeen — between Dunmanway and Clonakilty. One daughter of his
lived at Skibbereen in 1874. Many old people in the locality knew him,
and all have a high respect for his memory.

In A.D. 1109, Maolisa O'Collins, Bishop of Leath-Cuin (Conacht and
Ulster), died. In 1126, Murray O'Collins, erenach or manager of the
church lands and revenues of the religious establishments at Clogher, was
killed. In A.D. 1266, Mahon O'Collins, lord of Claonglas, was killed by

* Anns : The ancient Arms of this family -were — two swords in saltire, the blades
streaming with blood.


his wife, with a thrust of a knife, in a fit of jealousy. Claonglas was a
district in Hy Conal Gabhra, in the barony of Upper Connello, south-east
of Abbeyfeale ; it was sometimes called Hy Cuileann, a name by which
the more extensive territory of Hy Conal Gabhra was also known. In
A.D. 1832, we learn that Michael Collins, Bishop of Cloyne and Ross,

There are in the present day several highly respectable families of this
name and race in the counties of Cork, Limerick, Louth, Down, Tyrone,
Dublin, Clare, and Tipperary ; those in the latter two counties, we regret
to add, are with few exceptions in narrow circumstances.

William Collins, " the jBnest English poet which England has produced,"
was, though a native of England, of Irish extraction ; he was the sou of
a poor hatter in Chichester, being born there on the 25th of December,
1720 ; he died a lunatic in his sister's house, in that town in 1756.

This family is (1887) represented in the Antipodes by C. MacCarthy
Collins (or O'Oollins), Esq., Barrister, &c., Brisbane; and in co. Cork by
Mr. Daniel Collins, Clouncallabeg, Kilbrittan.

There is another family of this name descended from Cullean, son of
Taathal, according to the following pedigree compiled by Cathaa
O'Dunin :—

Core, No. 89 on the "Line of Heber," a?i^e.

Criomthau : his son.

Laoghaire : his son.

Flanlaoi : his son.

Tuathal : his son.

Culean (a quo 0' Collins) : his son>

Very few notices of this family or of their possessions are preserved by
the annalists ; one in particular may be mentioned : — John Collins, a
native of Kilfenora, a Dominican Friar, suffered martyrdom for his faith,