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Denis, son of John — from Dermod
O'Mahony, who fought and fell on
the field of Aughrim on the side of
James (Stuart) II., King of Eng-
land.

We believe the present represen-
tatives (1886) of Cian, Prince of
Kinalmeaky, are John (Cian) O'Ma-
hony of Clothdufif, barony of Mus-
cry, whose brothers are Rev.
Michael O'Mahony, C.C., Upper
Glanmire, and Rev. Denis O'Ma-
hony, C.C., Nucestown, Enniskean,
county Cork. The eldest repre-
sentative is Jeremiah O'Mahony, of
Shanacloyne, parish of Temple-
martin, and barony of Kinalmeaky,
aged 100 years, whose sons are
John of Curravordy, and Bartholo-
mew of Shanacloyne, both married
and have many children.

Cian, No. 108 above, had his
residence in a strongly fortified fort.



now called Cathair Mdr, in the
townland of Gurranes, barony of
Kinalmeaky ; this fort is nearly
entire, of a circular form, and sur-
rounded by three embankments and
a deep fosse ; there are traces of a
second fosse. A few paces to the
west of Cathair M6r is another fort
called Lios na m-han or the fort of
the women ; here the Princess
Sadhbh held her court : and to the
east and south-east of Cathair Mor,
are the remains of other forts of a
smaller size, the residence of the
military and civil dependants of
Cian. Another fortified residence
of the O'Mahonys was Grian-na-
liunic (now Mossgrove) in Kinal-
meaky, which was dismantled some
few years ago for materials to erect
a farm house and offices, by a
farmer named Desmond. Tradition
relates this fortification and sur-
rounding country to have been pos-
sessed by a Colonel, Donal O'Ma-
hony, a remote ancestor of the
O'Mahonys of Clothduff and Shana-
cloyne. There are ample grounds
to show that this family possessed
nearly all the country occupied at a
later date by the MacCarthys
Reagh, Glas, Duna, and part of
JMuscry, together with that taken
by the O'Sullivans.

The O'Mahonys had castles at
Rathlin (now Lord Bandon's castle);
Ardinterran (now Ardintenant) ;
Ringmahon ; Dunbeacon ; Dun-
manus ; Rosbrin ; Blackcastle
(Schull) ; Ballydevlin (Kilmore) ;
Dromdeely (county Limerick) ; and
Ballymodan (East Carbery).

The last Prince of Rathlin was
Connor O'Mahony of Kinalmeaky,
who at the age of 23 years fought
and fell on the National side in the
Desmond wars : he left issue, who
are now, mostly farmers on the soil
of their ancestors.



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o'me. 23T



O'MEAGHER

Chiefs of Ikerin, County Tipperary.

Arms : Az. two lions ramp, combatant or, supporting a sword, in pale. Crest : A
falcon rising ppr.

FiONNACHTA, a younger brother of lomchadh Uallach, who is No. 88 on the
" O'Carroll" (Ely) pedigree, was the ancestor of O'Meachair : anglicised
0' Meagher, Meagher, and Maher :



88. Fionnachta : second son of
Conla.

89. Eochaidh : his son.

90. Etchon : his son.

91. Lugha : his son.

92. Feach (or Fiacha) : his son.

93. Felim : his son.

94. Doncuan : his son.

95. Lugha (2) : his son.



96.

97.

98.

99.
100.
101.



Fergna



his son.
Aodh : his son.
Meachar :* his son.
Cu-coille : his son.
Ceallach : his son.
Meachar (•' meach :" Irish,
hospitality): his son; a quo O'Meachair.

102. Dluthach : his son.

103. Teige Mor : his son.

104. Eigneach: his son.

105. Donal : his son.

106. Moroch : his son ; first as-
sumed this sirname, viz. Ua-Meachair.

107. Meachar :t his son.

108. Feach : his son ; had a brother
Eochaidh, a quo Kehoe, Keogh^ and
MacKeogh, of Munster.

109. larin : his son.
Donoch : his son.
Murtach : his son.
Melachlin : his son.
Fionn : his son.
Dermod : his son.

Gilla-na-Naomh : his son ;



110.
111.
112.
113.
114.
115.



had an elder brother, Gilbert.^



116. Teige : his son.

117. GilleneufFe [rectius Gilla-na-
Neeve] O'Meagher: his son. An
inquisition taken at Clonmel on the
30th of May, 1629, found that this
GillaneufFe O'Meagher on the 30th
of August, 1551, executed a deed by
which he covenanted to pay John
O'Meagher, of Clonykenny Castle —
who was then chief of his name,
and father of Colonel Teige-ege
O'Meagher and of Ellen, wife of Dr.
Gerard Ffennell, member of the
Supreme Council of Confederation
— and his heirs a rent of twelve
shillings ; that he was father of
Daniel [118]. who was father of
John [119] ; that John was in his
lifetime seized of the lands of Bally-
beg Camlin, Clonyne, Cloughmurle
Grange, and Gortvollin, situated in
the barony of Ikerrin and county of
Tipperary, which he held by knight
service, and that John O'Meagher
[120] was his son and heir-at-law,
of full age, and married.

118. Daniel O'Meagher ; his son ;
born 1508, died 1576.

119. John O'Meagher: his son;
born 1541, died 1599.

120. John O'Meagher: his son;
born 1570, died 1640.

121. Thaddeus O'Meagher: his son;
born 1603, died 1650.



* jifeachar : According to O'Clery, the name Ua-Meachair or 0'' Meagher is derived
from this Meachar, No. 98.

t Meachar : And this name is rendered Murchadh-Og, by O'Clery.

X Gilbert : This Gilbert was father of Piers, who was father of Gilbert, who waa
father of Teige O'Meagher.



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122. John O'Meagher: his son;
born 1635, died 1705.

This John O'Meagher and his
mother, Anne O'Meagher, were, on
the 30th January, 1653, ordered by
the Commissioners sitting at Clon-
mel to transplant to Con naught.
By an order in Council dated Dub-
lin Castle, the 3rd of December,
1655, their petition was referred to
the Commissioners of Eevenue at
Loughrea.

123. Tiiaddeus O'Meagher : his son;
born 1662, died 1732.

124. John O'Meagher : his son ;
born 1706, died 1775.

125. Thaddeus O'Meagher : his
son; born 1739, died istl.



126. John O'Meagher: his son;
born 1772, died 1844.

127. Joseph T. O'Meagher: his
son ; born 1803, died 1882.

128. John William O'Meagher : his
son ; born 1829, d. s. p. 1884 ; had
a younger brother, Joseph Casimir
O'Meagher, born 1831, and living in
1887, in Dublin.

129. Joseph Dermod O'Meagher:
son of Joseph Casimir ; born 1864 ;
B.A. of Dublin University, 1884;
has had four brothers: (1) John
Kevin, born 1866, B.A. of the
Royal University, 1886; (2) Donn
Casimir, born 1872, died 1874 ; (3)
Malachy Marie, born 1873 ; (4)
Fergal Thaddeus, born 1876, and a
sister, Mary Nuala.



O'MEARA.*

Of lAsmisky, County Tipper ary.

Arms : Gu. three lions pass, guard, in pale per pale or. and ar. a border az. charged
with eight escallops of the last. Crest : A pelican vulning herself ppr. Motto : Opima
fipolia.

Corktown, co. Kilkenny, Esq., and
had three sons and two daughters :

I. Daniel.

XL William.

III. Patrick.

I. Ellin.

II. Elan.
4. Daniel O'Meara : son of Teige.



DoNAL O'Meara had :

2. William, of Lismisky, county
Tipperary, his son and heir, who
had:

3. Teige, of Lismisky, gent., who
d. 30th April, 1636, and was bur.
in the Abbey of Clonmel. He m.
Honora, dau. of E-obert Grace, of

This family derives its descent from Ailgeanan, the second son of Turlogh,
who is No. 98 on the "O'Brien Kings of Thomond" pedigree. We find
the O'Mearas settled in Ormond in very early times, whence a branch of



* O'Meara : Dr. Barry Edward O'Meara, surgeon to Napoleon Bonaparte at St.
Helena, was horn in Ireland in \]10, educated at Trinity College, and at an early age
appointed Assistant-Surgeon to the 62nd Regiment. He served for some j'ears in
Sicily, Egypt, and Calabria. In consequence of a duel, he was obliged to quit the
army, hut soon received an appointment in the navy. He was serving in the
Bellerophon, when, on the 14th July, 1815, Napoleon surrendered himself on board of
her. His professional skill and knowledge of Italian gained the favour of the ex-
Emperor, at whose request he was sent with him to St. Helena, as his medical atten-
dant. He died in London, 3rd June, 1836, aged 66.



CHAP. I.] o'me. hebek genealoches. o'me. 239

the tribe removed into Kilkenny, where they became hereditary physicians
to the Butlers of the 16th and 17th centuries; and many of them were
eminent literary men, and poets of no mean reputation.

The following were the possessions of the O'Mearas from the 12th to
the close of the 16th century : — Hy-Fathaidh and Hy-Niall, districts in
the barony of Upper Ormond, in the county of Tipperary, thus mentioned
by Giolla-na-ISTeev O'Heerin, who wrote in the 15th century : —

" O'Meara, who is a good prince,
And chief of Hy-Fahy, obtained extensive lands ;
And the Hy-Nialls of the race of Eoghan the fair-haired,
Are the lions of -whom I treat."

Hy-Finach, otherwise Tuaim-ui-Mheara, or Toomavara, a district in
Upper Ormond, adjoining Hy-Fahy and Hy-Niall, co-extensive with the
parish of Aghnamadle, and deriving its name from being the burial-place
of the O'Mearas — the word Uaim, signifying " a tomb," " a vault," or
" place of interment ;" Hy-Eochaidh Fion, a district adjoining Hy-Niall on
the south, and other estates in Ormond, also belonged to this sept.

In A.D. 1540, Teige O'Meara, the last prior of the hospital, founded at
Nenagh, a.d. 1200, for Augustinian canons, by Theobald Fitz Walter, the
founder of the house of Ormond, surrendered the same to the Inquisitors
of King Henry VIIL, and it was given to Oliver Grace of Nenagh, at the
annual rent of <£39, Irish money.

In A.D. 1541, 29th June, Donal O'Meara, "chief of his nacion,"
obtained a grant of English liberty.

In 1745, William O'Meara, bishop of Clonfert, was translated to
Killaloe ; he died in 1762.

Many gentlemen of this name took service in the Irish Brigade {vide
pp. 555-6 of our Irish Landed Gentry) ; one of whom, a lieutenant in the
battalion of Walsh, became General of Brigade in the French service, and
Commandant of Dunkirk, as appears from the following correspondence
between that officer and Frederick, Duke of York : —

Letter from General of Brigade O'Meara^ dated August 2Srd.

" Citizen- President, — I have the honour of addressing to you the subjoined copy
of the summons just made to me on the part of the Duke of York, with a copy of my
reply.

(Signed) "O'Meara."

Head Quarters of the combined army before Dunkirh, August 2Zrd.

*' Sir,— I give you notice that the army I command is at your gates. Your city,
destitute of any real defence, can oppose no resistance to the victorious arms which I
might instantly employ against it, if I did not wish to prevent the total ruin of a
flourishing city, and if humanity and generosity did not render me desirous of sparing
human blood. I, therefore, summon you, Sir, to surrender the city of Dunkirk to his
Britannic Majesty, before I employ against it the very considerable force at my dis-
posal ; apprising you, however, that I will listen to any proposition you make, provided
they may be such as are not injurious to the consideration and the honour of the British
arms, the interest of Great Britain, and those of her allies. I give you twenty-four
hours to deliberate on the summons.

(Signed), •* Frederick, Duke of York.

** Commander of the combined army before Dunkirk.^^



240 O'ME. IRISH PEDIGREES. O'MO. [PART III.

Copy of the answer to the Summons : —

"Dunkirk, August 23rd, 2nd year of the French Republic, one and indivisible.

" General, — Invested with the confidence of the French Republic, I have received
your summons to surrender an important city. I answer by assuring you that I shall
defend it with the brave Republicans whom 1 have the honour to command.

(Signed), " O'Meara."

Amongst the writers of this family we may mention Dr. Dermod
O'Meara, author of the Pathologla Hereditaria Generalise published in Dub-
lin, 1619 ; and reprinted in London, 1665, and in Amsterdam, 1666.
This Dermod was a poet as well as a physician ; he wrote some Latin
pieces to Sir Walter Butler, of Kilcash, grandfather of James, 12th earl,
and 1st Marquis and Duke of Ormond.

Edmond, son of Dr. Dermod O'Meara, like his father, graduated at
Oxford ; he was the author of a work entitled, Exaraen Diatrihce TliomcK
Willisii de Febribus an accessenint Historice aliquot Medicince Eariores, pub-
lished in London, 1665.

William, son of this Edmond, who flourished in the third quarter of
the 17th century, wrote some Latin verses, which were published with his
father's works. With some degree of probability he was the O'Meara
mentioned in the following stanza, translated from the celebrated satire of
Feardorcha (or Ferdinand) O'Daly, on Dr. Whalley, of Stephen's Green,
Dublin :—

" Where are the ready satiric Druids?
Where is O'Meara, the prince of the literati ?
In forests are they ? Or in mountain glens ?
Or did they fall altogether at Aughrim ?"



O'MORONEY.

Of Clare, and Ainerica.

Arms : Az. three crosses-crosslet or, betw. as many boars' heads, couped above
the shoulders, ar. langued gu. Crest : A lion ramp. ar. holding between the paws a
sceptre or balbert, or. Motto : Amicis semper fidelis.

This family name is one of the anglicised forms of the Irish 0' Maolruanaidhj
which is derived from Maolruanaidh (or Mulroona) Mdr, a younger brother
of Conchobhar (or Connor) who is No. 106 on the " O'Connor" (Kings of
Connaught) pedigree. Other forms of this ancient family name were-
O'Mulrooney, O'Midroneij, UMoroney, Moroney, Moroni, Mulrooney, Rooney\
Money, Rowney, etc. According to O'Dugan's Topograph}^, 0' Maolruanaidh
was one of the three chiefs of Crumthan or Crutfan, a district comprising
the barony of Killian and part of Ballymoe, in the county Galway. The
O'Moroney portion of the family more lately settled in the co. Clare, where
many of them still remain; and whence some members of the family
emigrated to America some 120 years ago, and others more lately.
Descendants of those emigrants are now located in the States of Tennessee,



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North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, and Louisiana: among them being
Mr. Timothy Moroney of New Orleans, living in 1887.

We are unable to trace the genealogy of the family farther back than
Pierce Morony, of Clown Meagh, whose Will bears date 8th Dec, 1678,
and who married Margaret, dau. of Theobald Butler, by whom he had
(with four daughters, the youngest of whom Catherine, was wife of Thady
Quin, an ancestor of the Earl of Dunraven) two sons, of whom the younger
was: —



2. Pierce Morony, who m. and
had issue two sons and four daugh-
ters. The elder son was Edmond.

3. Edmond, of Poulmallen, co.
Clare : elder son of Pierce ; was
twice m. : first — to Mary- Anne, dau.
of Ealph Westropp, Esq., of Mary-
fort, by whom he had four sons and
four daughters :

I. Thomas, of whom presently.

II. Westropp. III. John. IV.
Ealph.

I. Jane. II. Hannah. III. Mary-
Anne. IV. Elizabeth.
He m., secondly, Blanche Vincent,
of Limerick, and by her had two
sons and three daughters :
V. Edmond. VI. Exham.
V. EUzabeth. VL Blanche. VII.
Susannah.

4. Thomas (d. 1832) of Milltown-
House, J.P., High Sheriff of the
CO. Clare, in 1796: eldest son by
the first marriage ; ra. in 1776
Frances (d. 1793), dau. of Edmond
Morony, Esq., of Cork (by Mary,
his wife, dau. of Francis Goold,
Esq.), and left at his decease five
sons and three daughters :

I. Edmond. II. Thomas-Harri-
son, of whom presently.

III. Francis-Goold. IV. Henry.
V. John.

I. Mary. II. Anne. III. Frances.

5. Thomas-Harrison Morony (d.
13 Jan., 1854), of Milltown-House,
J.P. : second son of Thomas ; m.,
20th March, 1809, Anna Burdett,
and had issue three sons and five
daughters :

L Thomas (b. 1809), who in 1833



I m. Anna-Maria, eldest dau. of

George Dartnell, Esq., of
Limerick, and d. leaving issue
one son and three daus. :
L Thomas, who d. in 1836.
I. Rose. 11. Anne. III. Emily,
who d. 1854.

II. Burdett, of whom presently.

IIL Henry, b. 22nd, Nov., 1819 ;
and d. unm. 18 April, 1841.

I. Charlotte, who in 1837 m.
Thomas Barclay, Esq., of Bally-
arkny, and had issue.

II. Frances, who m. the Rev.
Michael Fitzgerald, rector of
Kilfarboy, and vicar of Kil-
dysart, in the co. Clare, and had
issue.

III. Anna-Maria, who in 1868
m. William Duckett, Esq., J.P.,
of Duckett's Grove, county
Carlow.

IV. Emily, who in 1851 m.
Edward Griffiths, second son of
Louis Griffiths, Esq., of Chel-
tenham, England, and had
issue.

V. Louisa, who d. unm. 4th July,
1857.

6. Burdett Morony (b. 18th June,
1815, and living in 1876, but since
deceased, of Milltown-House, co.
Clare, J.P. and D.L., High Sheriff
1861-62: second son of Thomas-
Harrison Morony; m., on 11th
June, 1847, Eleanor Lucinda, dau.
of George Dartnell, Esq., of
Limerick. Mrs. Burdett Morony,
relict of said Burdett Morony, now
(1887) occupies Miltown-House,
Milltown-Malbay, co. Clare.

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O'MULVILLE.

Of Killowen, County Clare.

Arms : Per fess ar, and gu. in chief a 'salmon naiant ppr. betw. two lions ramp
combatant az. supporting a dexter hand of the second, in base a harp or, between two
battle axes in pale, the blades turned outwards ppr. Crest : A dexter cubit arm in
pale ppr. grasping two battle axes in saltire ppr. the blades outwards. Motto : Pro
aris et focis.

CoJVBiENCma with Owen O'Maolmichil, who, in 1653, was deprived of his
estate by the Cromwellian Settlement, the following is the genealogy of
this branch of that family :



ill



a:



1. Owen, of Doon Maolmichiall
and Killowen, co. Clare, living in
1653, had:

2. Hugh, who had :

3. Flan, who had :

4. Lawrence, who was twice m.,
first, to a Miss Stackpool; and
secondly, to a daughter of O'Grady,
of Cooga, lords of the O'Gonnola,
on the Shannon. Lawrence had :

5. Daniel O'MiihihiU, of Knock-
anira, co. Clare, who d. in 1820.
This Daniel married a Miss
Lysaght* of Ballykeale, and had
five sons :

L Charles, who d. in 1847.

II. Daniel, of Kilglassy, county
Clare, of whom presently.

III. George, who was an M.D.
lY. William, of Gort, co. Gal way,

M.D., who had :

I. The Eev. Urquhart Mulville^



a ' Protestant clergyman,
living in 1881, in Tramore,
CO. Waterford.
V. Henry Mulville, M.D.
It will be seen that the last
three sons of Daniel, of Knockanira,
CO. Clare, were all M.D's.

6. Daniel, of Kilglassy : second
son of Daniel of Knockanira ; had
three sons :

I. Captain Charles Blood Mul-
ville, of whom presently.

II. Neptune Blood Mulville, who
is a merchant in the city of
Sacramento, California.

III. ( )

7. Captain Charles Blood Mul-
ville; late of the 3rd Dragoon
Guards, and living in 1881 : son of
Daniel, of Kilglassy ; whose daugh-
ter is m. to a Captain Trench.



O'NEILL.

Of the County Clare.

This family, sometimes called Nihell, Neile, and Creagh, derive its
origin from Neil, the son of Congal, the son of Aodh Caomh, King of
Cashel, who is No. 96 on the " O'Brien Kings of Thomond" stem. Clan

* Lysaght : It is, perhaps, worthy of remark that Miss Lysaght's brother John
was the intimate friend of Lord Edward Fitzgerald and of Lord Lisle (? Lile) ; and
that George Lysaght was her first cousin. Her mother was daughter of Major Kent,]
of King William's Army ; and her grandmother was a Miss Moroney of Miltown-
Malbay, co. Clare.



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Daelbhaoi was the tribe name of this family, and the principal seat of their
chief was at Finlora : —

" The land of Clan-Daelbhaoi of the poets,
Is governed by O'Neill, lord of Fionluaraigh ;
To his residence come the hosts of Tradree,
Warriors of flaxen tresses."

; The domain of this O'Neill was co-extensive with the deanery of
Tradree, comprising the parishes of Totnfinloe, Kilnasodagh, Kilmalaery,
Kilcoury, Clonloghan, Drumline, Feenagh, Bunratty, and Killaneen.

Of this family was Lieut. -Col. O'Neill, who served in the Regiment of
Lord Clare, and fell at Fontenoy ; and Sir Balthazer O'Neill, a Brigadier-
general in the service of the King of Naples. In 1585, Torlogh O'Neill,
I native of Tomfinloe, succeeded the martyred Dermod O'ELurley, as arch-
lishop of Cashel. Laurence Nihell, was bishop of Kilfenora in 1791.
rhe head of this family in 1690 — down to which the sept maintained a
-espectable position in Clare — was married to the daughter of Thomas
~)oppinger, Esq., of Ballyvolane, in the county of Cork, by his wife, the
laughter of Edward Galwey, Esq., of Lota, and sister of John Gal way,
3sq., a member of parliament for the city of Cork, in King James's
Parliament, held in Dublin, 1689.

We regret being at present unable to procure the genealogy of this
:amily.



O'SULLIVAN BEAEA.* (No. 1.)
Lords of Beara {now Berehaven), County C(yrk,

Arms : Per pale sa. and ar. a fess betw. in chief a boar pass, and in base another
sonnterpass. all counter changed, armed, hoofed, and bristled or. Crest : On a lizard
'^ert a robin redbreast ppr.

3riOLLA-NA-BHFLAiNN, younger brother of Giolla-Mochoda [Gilmochud]
vho is No. Ill on the " Vera-0'Sullivan" pedigree, was the ancestor of
ySuUivan Beara,



111. Giolla na-Bhflainn : son of
3onall Mor O'Sullivan.

112. Philip: his son.

113. Annaidh : his son.

114. Awly : his son; had a bro-
her named Gilmochud (who was
he ancestor of O'Sullivan Maol, and)
I quo MacGillicuddy,



115. Teige : his son.

116. Dermod Balbh : his son ; had
two sons : — 1. Donal Crone, and 2.
Donogh; this Donogh had a son,
Donal, who had a son, Dermod,
who had a son Eoghan, called '' Sir
Eoghan," to whom Queen Elizabeth,
granted the chief rents of the castle,



* Beara : Of this family was the late illustrious Alexander Martin Sullivan,
l.P., Barrister-at-Law, etc. ; who was better known as " A. M. Sullivan," of the
)ublin Nation, before his brother the Right Honourable T. D. Sullivan, M.P., the
•resent Lord Mayor of Dablin, became the Proprietor of that excellent paper.



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town, and lands of Dunboy, with 57
"carrucates" of other lands, and
who, in 1585, attended Perrot's
Parliament, in Dublin. This Sir
Eoghan had a son, Eoghan O'Sul-
livan Bere, to whom, and to his
heirs for ever, James I., King of
England, granted the chief rents of
Dunboy. This Eoghan had a son,
Colonel Donal O'Sullivan Bere, who
lost his estates for his adherence to
the Stuarts ; in 1660, those estates
were restored by Charles II.

117. Donal Crone: elder son of
Dermod Balbh.

118. Donal : his son.

119. Dermod an-Phudar : his son;
m. to Julia, dau. of MacCarthy
Reagh. This Dermod was, in 1549,
burned to death in his castle of Dun-
buidhe (Dunboy), by the explosion
of a barrel of powder ; and his
brother Amhlaobh (Awly), his
tanist, died the same year.

120. Donal : his son ; m. to a dau.
of Sir Donal O'Brien of Thorn ond ;
had two sons: — 1. Donal; and 2.
Dermod, who died at Corunna,
aged 100 years, and soon after his
aged wife followed him. This
Dermod had a son, Philip, author
of the Eistorice CathoUcce Hiheniice
Compendium,'* who became an officer
in the Spanish Navy. This Donal
was slain in 1563, by MacGillicuddy.

121. Donal, Prince of Beare : his
son; defeated, in 1581, a Captain
Zouch, who went to plunder his
people ; leaving 300 of said plun-
derers slain on the field. In 1600,



he openly acknowledged Aodh
O'Neill, Prince of Ulster, as the
Ard Rlgh or Monarch. In 1602,
his fortress of Dunbuidhe was
stormed by Carew, and the garrison
of 143 men slain. Soon after (in
1603)— "Berehaven's lord left his
stately hall," and performed the
memorable march to O'Rourke's
country in Brefny. On the 2nd of
January, 1602, he was proclaimed
an " outlaw" by the Enghsh. In
1604, this Donal sailed for Spain,
where King Philip gave him a
warm reception ; made him i
Grandee of the Kingdom of Spain
Knight of St. Jago, and Earl ol
Berehaven ; with a pension of 30C
golden pieces monthly. His wife
(who [accompanied him to Spain]
was Ellen, dau. of Donal O'Sullivar
Mor. He was assassinated ai
Madrid by an Anglo- Irishmar
named Bath, in the 57th year of hi
age.

122. Donal, Prince of Bere, Earl a
Berehaven, etc. : his son ; enterec
the army, and fell at Belgrade
fighting against the Turks ; he wa
alive in 1615.

Unfortunately, we are unable a
present to bring down the stem o
this illustrious family to our times
but we learn that in 1864, it wa
represented by John O'Sulliva
Bere, of Keanitrenang (otherwis
Coolagh), CO. Cork, son of Johi
son of Captain Murtogh O'Sullivar
of Coolagh, of Keiin-an-Eigh m
toriety, in 1797.



* Compendium : PhiHp O'Sulfivan Beara's Historice CathoUcce Hibernice Cor,
pencUum was published in Lisbon in 1621 ; and republished with notes by Dr. Kel]
of Maynooth, in 1850. It contains Topography, Pilgrimage to St. Patrick's Purgator



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