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directing their attention to the
matter; the result being that a
portion of the Manor of Rahine was
restored to him, but no part of the
Manor of Castle Donovan, which the
King, by patent, in the 18th year of

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o'don. 201

ais reign, granted to Lieutenant
S'athaniel Evanson. A copy of the
King's letter was preserved at Ban-
lahan, and lay in the possession of
Edward Powell. In 1684 O'Dono-
van was put on his trial for " High
Treason," but was acquitted. He
.afterwards became a Colonel of a
{Regiment of Foot in the service of
I James II., and was Deputy-Governor
i of Charles-Fort at the mouth of the
f Bandon, in 1690, under Sir Edward
Scott, when it was attacked by John
Churchill (Duke of Marlborough)
and forced to surrender. This
Donal married twice, first, Victoria,
dau. of Captain Coppinger, by whom
he had a dau. m. to Conn O'Dono-
van, ancestor of O'Donovan of
Lisard ; and, secondly, Elizabeth,
the dau. of Major Tonson, by his
wife Elizabeth, the sister of Henry
Beecher, above mentioned, by whom
he had: — 1. Kichard ; 2. Conor,
otherwise Conchohhar-na-Bhuile (or
" of the madness"), who had his
residence at Achres, in the parish of
Drimoleague, and had besides other
children, Rickard; 3. Sarah, who
m. Samuel Morris of Skibbereen, by
whom she had Daniel Morris, Coun-
Bellor-at-law, and a dau. Honoria,
who m. Michael O'DriscoU of Bally-
island ; 4. Elizabeth, m. to Daniel
O'Leary of Glassheen, near Cork ;
and 5. Catherine, m. to Rickard,
son of Tadhg O'Donovan. This
Donal died in 1703.

126. Captain Richard O'Donovan:
son of Donal (4) ; m. in 1703,
Eleanor Fitzgerald, daughter of the
Knight of Kerry, by whom he had,
amongst others : — 1. Donal ; 2.
Richard, who d. unm. ; and some
daughters, the eldest of whom,
Elizabeth, m. Sylvester O'Sullivan,
head of the sept called MacFineen
Duff, of Direen-a-Vuirrig, in the
county of Kerry, by whom he had a
numerous issue.

127. Donal (5) : son of Captain
Richard; m., in his 18th year, Anne,
dau. of James Kearney of Garretts-
town. He m. secondly, in 1763, in
the 60th year of his age, Jane, dau.
of John Beecher, of Holleybrook,
near Skibbereen (she was 15 years
old), by whom he had four children :
— 1. Richard, of whom below; 2.
John, a Captain in the English
Army; Ellen, m. John Warren of
Codrum, d. s. p. 1840; 4. Jane, d.
unm. in 1833. Donal, in his Will
dated December, 1778, in case of
failure of issue, male and female, in
his sons, left the reversion of his
estates to Morgan O'Donovan, Esq.,
then living in the City of Cork, who
was grandfather of O'Donovan of
Montpelier, and of O'Donovan of
Lisard, near Skibbereen. His second
wife died in 1812, and he (Donal)
died in 1778 — both were buried in
the church at Myross.

128. Richard (2) : his son; b. in
1764, d. s. p. in 1829. Married in
1800 Emma-Anne Powell (d. 1832),
a Welsh lady ; he was Colonel in the
Enniskillen Dragoons, and after-
wards a General in the English
Army ; he was an intimate acquaint-
ance of the English Prince Regent,
and saved the life of the Duke of
York during the retreat of the Eng-
lish Army from Holland. This
Richard upset his grandfather
Donal's Will " by levying fines and
sufi'ering a recovery" of the property,
which he willed to his wife. At her
death she willed the estate to her
brother Major Powell, one of whose
sons — Colonel Powell — now (1887
enjoys its possession.

By Richard's death the senior
branch of the O'Donovan family be-
came extinct. But from Teige, son
of Donal (2) who is No. 123 on this
pedigree, the Genealogy is brought
down to this year, 1887.

202 o'Dox.


O'DONOVAX. (No. 2.)

O'DON. [part III.

Of Lisardj County Cork
Arms : Same as " O'Donovan," Lords of Clancahill.

124. Teige : son of Donal, No. 123
on the " O'Donovan," lords of
Clancahill pedigree, No. 1.

125. Morogh: his son.

126. Conn: his son; ra. to a dan.
of Donal O'Donovan (4).

127. Morgan : his son.

128. Morgan (2) : his son.

129. Rev. Morgan (3) : his son.

1 30. Morgan- William : his son ; d.
1870. Had two brothers— 1. Wil-
liam-James, who d. unm. ; 2. Henry-
Winthrop, of Lios Ard, Skibbereen,
county of Cork, living in 1887, and
known as " O'Donovan, Lord of

O'DONOVAN. (No. 3.)

124. Edmund O'Donovan : son of
Donal, who is No. 123 on the
" O'Donovan" Lords of Clancahill
(No. 1.) pedigree ; m. a Miss
Burke; d. 1643, being slain in the
battle of Ballinvegga, fought on the
18th of March of that year between
Ormond and General Preston,

125. Richard : his son.

126. Conn (or Cornelius) : his son ;
m. Rose Cavanagh, sister of Brian-

na-Stroice ("of the strokes"), wha
fought at the Boyne.

127. William : his second son.

128. Richard: his son.

129. Edmond: his son; d. 1817.

130. Dr. John O'Donovan* (d.
1861): his son; Barrister-at-Law ;
and honoris causa, LL.D., T.C.D., in
consideration of his translation, etc.,
of the Annals of the Four Masters
had a brother Michael.

* ODonovan : Webb, in his great work, the Compendium of Irish Biograpliijr
writes : — "John O'Donovan, a distinguished Irish scholar, was born at Atateemore, in
the CO. Kilkenny, 9th July, 1809. The death of his father in 1817 caused the dispersion
of the family, and John was brought to Dublin by his elder brother Michael, who,
although in poor circumstances, procured for him the rudiments of a sound education..
He often ascribed his taste for historical pursuits to the narrations of his uncle, Patrick
O'Donovan, who was well versed in the Gaelic lore of the county of his birth. In
1826 O'Donovan began to apply himself to archaeological investigations and to the
jihilosophical study of the Irish language. Through James Hardiman he was engaged
to transcribe legal and historical documents in the Irish Record Office ; and, with some
slight assistance from his brother, was enabled to support himself until he obtained a
situation on the Ordnance Survey of Ireland, in the historical department, under George-
Petrie, left vacant on Edward O'Reilly's death in 1829. To him was confided the
examination of the ancient manuscripts in the Irish language in the Royal Irish
Academy, and elsewhere, for the purpose of fixing the nomenclature on the maps, and
extracting the local information they contained. Already acquainted with modem
Gaelic, in the course of these labours he gradually acquired a knowledge of the
language in its ancient and obsolete forms. Working in company with Petrie, O'Curry
-and Mangan, after researches in all parts of Ireland, the names of 62,000 townlands
were satisfactorily fixed. . . . His first important essays appeared in the Dublin Penny
Journal, to which he was a frequent contributor, until the fifty- sixth number, in July,
1833, when the paper passed out of the management of John S. Folds Several





O'GA. 203


Chiefs of Kinelargy* in Ely 0' Carroll.

Arms : Ar. on a mount in base an oak tree ppr. a border vert.

Fec, a brother of lomdhun who is No. 89 on the " O'CarroU Ely" pedigree,
was the ancestor of 0' Jt lannagain, Ele; anglicised C Flanagan^ of Ely

his son; a quo O'Flannagain

Ceanfaoladh : his son.
Lorcan : his son.
Domhnall : his son.
Macniadh : his son.
Mughron : his son.
Diarmaid : his son.

89. Fec : son of lomchadh Ual-

red) :



90. Fionnachtach : his son.


91. Neachtan : his son.


92. Maolfabhal : his son.


93. Donsleibhe : his son.


94. Arga : his son ; a quo Cineal




95. Aongus : his son.


96. Flannagan (" flann :" Irish,





O'Flannagain :


Chiefs of Coolavin aad Sliabh Lugha.

Arms : Three lions ramp. az. on a chief gu. a demi lion ramp. or. Crest : A demi
lion ramp, erm, holding betw. the paws a wreath of oak vert, acorned or. Motto ;
Fortiter et fideliter.

Beige, who is No. 101 on the " O'Hara" pedigree, had two sons — 1.
Eadhradh, and 2. Saorgus : this Saorgus was the ancestor of CGadhra ;
anglicised O'Gara, Geary, and Gerry.

102. Saorgus : son of Beice.

103. Claonachan ("claon" : Irish,
prejudiced) : his son ; a quo Mac-
Claonachain, anglicised MacClan-
aghan and MacClenaghan.

104. Gadhar (" gadhar :" Irish, a
mastiff, which means that in battle

he was fierce as a mastiff) : his son ;
a quo O'Gadhra.

105. Eorc O'Gara : his son ; first
assumed this sirname.

106. Conor : his son.

107. Dunsleibhe: his son.

108. Dunsleibe Oge : his son.

of his papers will also be found in the Irish Penny Journal, 1840-1841. In 1836 he
commenced the compilation of an analytical catalogue of the Irish manuscripts in Trinity
College, Dublin. ... He was called to the Bar in 1847. He was now engaged on the
great ^work of his life — the translation, annotating and editing of the first complete
edition of the Annals of the Four Masters, for Hodges and Smith, the Dublin

Publishers O'Donovan may be said to have been the first historic topographer

that Ireland ever produced. He died in Dublin, 9th December, 1S61, aged 52, and was
buried in Glasnevin Cemetery.

* Kinelargy : This ancient territory corresponds with the present barony of
Ballybrit, in the King's County,

204 o'GA. IKISH pedigrees. o'gA. [part III.

120. Fargal O'Gara : his son. This
is the Fargal O'Gara, lord of Moy-
O'Gara and Coolavin, to whom
Michael O'Clery, their chief author,
dedicated the Annala Pdoghada
Eirionn* and who was one of the
two knights elected to represent
the county Sligo in the Parliament
held in Dublin, A.D. 1634. The
family was, in 1648, dispossessed,
consequent on the war of 1641-

109. Roger : his son.

110. Dunsleibhe (3) : his son.

111. Congal : his son.

112. Eagnach : his son.

113. Dermod (3) : his son.

114. Tumaltach (or Timothy) : his

115. Timothy Oge : his son.

116. Eoghan: his son.

117. Dermod (2) : his son.

118. Olioll : his son.

119. Teige : his son.
The O'Garas were lords of the territory of Luighne, now forming and

giving name to the barony of Leyney or Lieny, in the county of Sligo, whence
they were expelled by the MacSurtains (or Jordans, — known in the co.
Cork as Lordans) and MacCostelloes, families of Anglo-Xorman descent ;
and they were obliged to remove into Cuil-Ui-Fionn, now the barony of
Coolavin, in the same county. They are sometimes styled lords of Sliabh
Lugha, a district on the confines of the counties of Sligo and Mayo,
comprising, besides lands in the former, a large portion of the barony of
Costello in the latter county. Sliabh Lugha, as well as the country of
Luighne, derives its name from Luigh, son of Cormac Galeng, son of Teige,
son of Cian, the third son of Olioll Olum, King of Munster, who is Xo. 84
on the " Line of Heber." From Cormac Galeng, here mentioned, the
Gailenga derive their descent and tribe-name. O'Dugan says :

" Let us proceed into the Lieny s,
Let us leave the country of Carbury,
Let us treat of the race of Cian,
In the warlike Lienys of trenchant blades.
The princes of Lieny of wide-spread fame,
Are U'Hara and O'Huathmaran ;
Let us visit Lieny of sword-armed heroes,
And bear O'Kearnahan in memory,
Good is each mansion of that tribe —
Of these is O'Gara."

The following notices of this family are collected from various
sources : —

A.D. 964. Tiachleach O'Gara was slain; he was lord of South Leyney.
1056. Eory O'Gara, tanist of Leyney, was slain.
1059. Kory O'Gara, heir presumptive of the lordship of Leyney, died.

His uncle, Conal, died, 993.
1067. Donlevy O'Gara, lord of Leyney and Magh-Ui-Gadhra, was

killed by Brian O'Hara.
1128. O'Gadhra, lord of Leyney, was slain on an expedition into
Leinster. His kinsman, O'Gara of Moy-Gara, was slain at
the battle of Ardee.
1206. O'Gara, lord of SUabh-Lugha, died.

* Annala HioghacJUa Eirionn : This name means " The Annals of the Kingdom of
Ireland ;" now known as the Annals of the Four Masters.

p. l] o'ga. hebePw genealogies. o'ga. 205

1207. Connor O'Gara, lord of Leyney, flourished.

1217. Donal O'Gara, died.

1226. Ferghail O'Teighe, Captain of the House of Cathal of the Eed
Hand O'Connor, and Aodh, son of the said Cathal, were
slain by Dimlevy O'Gara, lord of Leyney; and Dunlevy
himself was slain in the year following, by his own nephew,
the Giolla-Koe O'Gara; and Giolla-Eoe was slain soon
afterwards at the instigation of Hugh O'Connor.

1228. The sons of Teige O'Gara slew Murtogh O'Flanagan.

1237. A prey was taken by Connor MacCormac O'Gara, whose brother
was killed on that occasion.

1241. Teige, son of Rory O'Gara, died.

1254. Manus O'Gara was killed.

1256. Eory O'Gara, lord of Sliabh Lugha, was slain by David
FitzRickard Cuisin ; but Hugh, son of Felim O'Connor,,
plundered the murderer's lands, demolished his castle,
seized his possessions, and slew himself in revenge for the
murder of his friend.

1260. Teige, son of Cian O'Gara, was slain at the battle of Dromderg,
at Dun-da- Leath-glas or Downpatrick, fought between the
English, commanded by Stephen, Earl of Salisbury, and the
Irish Nation under the command of King Brian O'Neill ;
Hugh O'Connor being second in command. In this
sanguinary struggle the Irish King lost his life in defence
of his people.

1 285. Kory O'Gara, lord of Sliabh Lugha, was slain by De Eermingham
on Lough O'Gara, in the barony of Coolavin.

1325. Brian O'Gara, of Coolavin, died.

1328. Donogh Eoe O'Gara and five of his name were slain. Dermod
O'Gara slew Teige O'Connor.

1435. O'Gara was killed by his own people on Inis Bolg, an island in
Lough Techet, now Loch O'Gara ; his own brother, Connor
Cam, was the principal in the murder. This Connor Cam
was slain in the year following, in an attempt to repel the
MacDonoghs from Coolavin. Felim O'Connor preyed the
country of O'Gara; and the latter in revenge preyed
the people of Ballymore-O'Flynn.

1461. Fergal O'Gara, tanist of Coolavin, was killed by MacCostelloe.

1464. Tomaltach O'Gara was killed in a nocturnal attack on Sliabh
Lugha, by Maurice MacCormac MacDermott Gall, and by-
Edmund MacCostelloe of the Plain.

1469. Eoghan O'Gara, son of Tomaltach Oge, son of Tomaltach Mdr,
lord of Coolavin, died between the two Lady-days, in
Autumn ; and his son, Eoghan, died soon afterwards ; and
Dermod, son of Eoghan, son of Tomaltach, succeeded to
the lordship.

1478. The son of Fergal O'Gara, above mentioned, and Manus, son of
David, were slain.

1495. Teige, son of Donal, son of Eoghan O'Gara, and Cian, son of
Brian O'Gara, were slain. Cian, son of Eoghan, son of


Tomaltach Oge O'Gara, was "rhymed to death" by a bard, i
Dermod, son of Eoghan, son of Tomaltach Oge, lord of
Coolavin, was taken prisoner by O'Donnell, at the battle;
of Bel-an-droichet, near Sligo. His son, Eoghan, died in
1648. Fargal O'Gara, the last name on this family pedigree, lord
of Moy O'Gara and Coolavin, to whom Brother Michael
O'Clery dedicated the Annals of Ireland (the Four Masters),
was M.P. for the county of Sligo, from 24th March, 1628.
till 30th May, 1640. He was educated at Trinity College,
Dublin ; and he was the first of the family who conformed
to the Protestant religion.
1716. Bernard O'Gara, a native of Sligo, was appointed to the
archiepiscopal see of Tuam. He died in 1740, and was
succeeded by his brother Michael O'Gara, who died between
1752 and 1755.
This is the last entry we find of this family.

A friary was erected at Knockmore, in the 1 4th century, by O'Gara, of
which the doorways and windows are in good preservation ; and it is still
a favourite burial place. Here are also the ruins of Gara Castle, the
residence of that O'Gara whose descendant, Colonel O'Gara, left Ireland,
after the battle of Aughrim, and entered the Austrian service.

O'GEADY.* (No. 1.)

Chiefs of Cinel Dunghaile.^

Arms : Per pale gu. and sa. tkree lions pass, per pale ar. and or. Crest : A horse's
head erased ar. Motto : Vulneratus non victus.

EoCHA (or Eochaidh), a younger brother of Carthann, who is No. 93 on the
" Macnamara" pedigree, was the ancestor of 0' G-radlmiglieX or O'Gradha :
anglicised O'Grady, MacCrrade, and O'Bradij.

93. Eocha : son of Caisin. I 95. Finan : his son.

94. Breannan : his son. | 96. Foranan : his son.

* O'Grady : Of this family is Dr. Edward Stamer O'Grady (b. 23rd Nov., 1838, in
Baggot Street, Dublin, and living in 1887), who is the son of the late Edward Stamer
O'Grady, 4th Dragoon Guards, by his wife Wilhelmina, daughter of the late Richard
A. Rose, of Ahabeg, county of Limerick. Dr. O'Grady became, in 1883, a member of the
College of Physicians. He is married to Minnie, eldest daughter of the late John
Bishop, of Gaibally, county of Limerick, and has had issue three sons and two

t Cinel Dunghailc : This territory comprised the present parish of Tomgraney, CQ.
Clare ; and Iniscaltra and Clonrush, co. Gal way.

+ G' Gradhaighe : This simame was also called O^Bradaighe, anglicised "O'Brady.j
The two forms of simame seem to be synonymous ; for, while 0' Gradhaighe (" gradhj
Irish, love; Lat. "grat-ia") means "the descendants of the love-making man,i
CBradaighe ("bradaich;" Irish, roguish) means **the descendants of the roguis^
man :" roguish here meaning * * lovemaking."



o'gr. 207

97. Tiobraid : his son.

98. Dungal: his son ; a quo Cineal

99. Fodalbha : his son.

100. Eodgus : his son.

101. Flaithreach: his son.

102. Seachnadhseach : his son.

103. Cormac: his son.

104. Collachtach : his son.

105. Conn : his son.

106. Conn Oge : his son.

107. Art: his son.

108. Treassach: his son; had a
)rother named Artagan (meaning
'little Art,") a quo O'h-Artagain,
vhich has been anglicised Hartigan
iud Rartan.

109. Gradhach (also called Bra-
lach) : his son ; a quo 0' Gradhaighe.

110. Maolmaith : his son.
lll.Edrocht: his son.

112. Mortach: his son.

113. Aneisleis : his son.

114. Moroch: his son.

115. Dermod: his son.

116. Ceanfaola : his son.

117. Moroch (2) : his son.

118. Dermod (2) : his son.

119. Moroch (3) : his son.

420. John O' Grady, alias O'Brady :
lis son ; died, 1332. Had a brother
lamed Donal.

421. John: his son; d., 1372.

422. John: his son ; d., 1417.

123. John O'Grady, alias O'Brady,
of Fassaghmore, county Clare : his

124. Sir Denis, of Fassaghmore:
his son. Sir Denis O'Grady, alias
O'Brady, had a grant from King
Henry the Eighth, by Patent, in
1543, of Tomgrany, Finnagh, Kil-
bechuUybeg, Kilbechullymor, Sean-
boy, Cronayn, Killokennedy, Clony,
Killchomurryn, Euochem, Tarch-
ayne, and Killula, in the county
Clare; he died in 1569. This Sir
Denis had four sons — 1. Edmond,
who died without issue, in 1576;
2. Donal, who also died without
issue; 3. John, who surrendered
his estates to Queen Elizabeth, and
had a regrant by Patent, in 1582 ;
and 4. Hugh, to whom his brother
John conveyed Tomgrany and other

125. Most Eev. Hugh Brady, lord
bishop of Meath : son of Sir Denis.
This Hugh was the first of the
family who omitted the sirname of
"O'Grady;" his descendants have
since called themselves Brady.

126. Luke: his son; d., 1621;
had two brothers — 1. Nicholas, and
2. Gerald.

I'll. Luke Brady, of Tomgrany:
son of Luke ; alienated Scariff by
license, in 1634.

* Of the above three persons, thus (*) marked, No. 120 was archbishop of Cashel ;
!^^o. 121, archbishop of Tuam ; and No. 122, bishop of Elphin.

208 o'gr.


o'GU. [part III

O'GRADY.* (No. 2.)
Of Kilhallyowen.

The O'Gradys were lords of Cineal Donghaile, a territory in the count}
of Clare, forming the present barony of Lower Tulla ; as we learn b}
O'Heerin :

" O'Grady seized the entire lands
Of the profitable Cineal Donghaile ;
Yellow-hilted and keen his sword,
And sledge heavy are the blows of his forces in conflict."

120. Donal, a brother of John,
who is No. 120 on the "O'Grady"
(No. 1.) genealogy; slain in 1309.

121. Hugh : his son.

122. AVilliam : his son.

123. Donal : his son.

124. Gilla-Duff: his son.

125. Mathew: his son.

126. Donogh : his son.

127. Dermod : his son.

128. Thomas : his son.

129. John : his son.

130. Thomas : his son.

131. John: his son; m. in 1771
Mary-Eliza De Courcy.

132. Gerald : his son ; m. Elizs

133. Gerald de Courcy O'Grady
Esq., J.P., of Killballyowen, co
Limerick : his son ; commonl}
called The O'Grady, liviDg
1865 ; m. Anne Wise, and had :

134. William de Courcy, who had

135. Thomas de Courcy O'Grady
living in 1887.



Arms : Gu. on a fesse erm. betw. three doves ar. ducally crowned or, as man;
crosses pattee of the first.

The O'Conaing, or, as the name is now anglicised 0' Gunning and Gunning
derive their name and descent from Conaing, son of Cineadh, son of Don
chuan, brother of Brian Boroimhe, Monarch of Ireland, who is No. 105 oi
the '• O'Brien, Kings of Thomond " pedigree ; and were Chiefs of Acs
Greine, a territory in the county Limerick which has been various!;
located ; and also of Crioch Saingil, or Singland, otherwise St. Patrick's,
parish in the county of Limerick, where formerly stood the principal resi
dence of the lords of Aos-Greine, as we read :

" Aos-Greine of the smooth fair plains,
0' Conaing of Crich Saingil governs."

We are of opinion that Aos-Greine forms part of the present baroni

* O'Grady : Julia, only daughter of Edward O'Grady of Kilhallyowen (and niec
of Standish, first Lord Guillamo^e), m. Wellington- Anderson Eose, late of the 4t
Dragoon Guards, and had a dau. Eliza^Thomasina, who m. William Cleburne, C.I
(See *' Cleburne," infra).


of Clanwilliam and Coonagh, on the borders of which is a parish called
" Greane," and the town of Pallas-greane, the scene of a tremendous battle
in the middle of the 10th century. Palais- Aos-Greine, which may have
been the ancient name of this territory, and now shortened to " Pallas-
greane," would signify the " Palace of the worshippers of the Sun," or " the
place of residence of the sun-worshippers;" and thsit'si. grianan — a palace or
summer residence — existed here, the following lines from O'Heerin go to
prove :

" He [O'Conaing] held the fair Grian,
Of the illustrious house of Eoghan."

According to O'Brien, Aos-Greine was situated in the barony of Small

In A.D. 1032. Edras O'Conaing, son of Eoghan, son of Conaing, lord of
Aos-Greine, and " heir of Munster," died.

A.D. 1125. Kennedy O'Conaing, erenach of Cill Dulua, or Killaloe,

A.D. 1137. Donal O'Conaing, Archbishop of Leath Mogha, i.e. Leinster
and Munster, died.

A.D. 1195. Donal O'Conaing, bishop of Killaloe, died.

A.D. 1261. Brian Eoe O'Brien, lord of Thomond, ancestor of the
O'Briens of Ara, in Tipperary, demolished Caislean-Ui-
Chonaing, i.e. the castle of O'Conaing, now Gastle-Connell, in
the county of Limerick, and put the garrison to the sword.

A.D. 1490. Mathamhna (Mahon) O'Conaing, vicar of the abbey of
Lethrachta, or Latteragh, in Upper Ormond, died.

Several respectable members of this family are to be met with in the
counties of Limerick, Clare, Tipperary, and Donegal, at the present day.


Chiefs of Corcaree, County JVestmeath,
(See " Hanraghan," ante.)

Arms : Gu. a lizard pass, in fess or, in chief a trefoil slipped betw. two holly leaves
ar. in base a garb of the second. Crest : An arm erect, couped below the elbow, vested
vert, cuffed ar. holding in the hand ppr. a holly leaf vert. Motto : An uachtar.

The Ch-Anraghain family (anglicised O'Hanraghan and Hanrahan) were
formerly lords of Corcaraidhe, a territory in the county of Westmeath,
forming the present barony of Corcaree, to which it gave name ; and
several families of this sept are to be met with in that and surrounding
districts at the present day. They were also chiefs of a district in the
present co. Tipperary.

In 1402, Gilla-Evin O'Hanrahan, grandson of Mahon, son of Kennedy,
styled chief of Hy-Cremhthanan (the country of O'Duff in Leix), was

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In 1096, Gilla-Columb O'Hanrahan, erenach of Eoss-Alither (now Ros-
carbery) in Cork, died.

In 1132, died. Mulbrennan O'Hanraban, successor of St. Brendan, at
Clonfert ; and, in two years afterwards, his kinsman and successor, Gilla-
Brennan O'Hanrahan, a member of the house of Corcaree.

In 1580, on the 6th of April, Daniel O'Hanraghan, an aged priest, a