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EoiN (or John) MacDonnell, brother of ^neas Oge, lord of the Isles,
who is No. 106 on the "MacDonnell" (of Antrim) pedigree, was the
ancestor of MacGniomhaighe ; anglicised MacGnieve, O'Gnieve, Agnue, and


106. Eoin MacDonnell, surnamed
Gniomhach (" gniomh :" Irish, an
act; Ij3it. "gnav-us," active): son
of -^neas Mor; a quo MacGnio-

107. Maolmuire : his son.

108. John MacGnieve, of Dun-
fian : his son ; first assumed this

109. Patrick : his son.

110. Mulbiadh: his son.

111. Mulbiadh Oge: his son.

112. Cormac: his son.

113. John : his son.

114. Ferdorach*: his son; a quo

115. Brian : his son.

116. Fearflatha O'Gnieve : his
son : was Ollamh (or Bard) to the
O'Neill of Clanaboy, about the year
1556. His "Lament" for the
unhappy state of Ireland at that
period, is given in O'Connor's
" Dissertations on Irish History ;"
of which the following few stanzas
are literally translated from the
Irish :

Lament of O'Gnieve.

How dimm'd is the glory that circled the Gael,
And fallen the people of green Innisfail !
The Sword, of the Saxon is read with their gore,
And the mighty of nations is mighty no more.

Like a bark on the ocean long shatter'd and tost,

On the land of your fathers at length you are lost,

The hand of the spoiler is stretched on your plains.

And you're doomed from your cradles to bondage and chains.

O'Neill of the Hostages ; Conn,* whose high name
On a hundred red battles has floated to fame,
Let the long grass still sigh undisturbed o'er thy sleep ;
Arise not to shame us, awake not to weep !

bondsmen of Egypt, no Moses appears

To light your dark steps thro' this desert of tears,

Degraded and lost ones, no Hector is nigh, '

To lead you to freedom, or teach you to die !

• Duffy's Ballad Poetry of Ireland.

* Ferdorach : As a personal name i^erc?orac7t ("ferdorcha:" Irish, the dark
featured man) has been modernized Frederic, Frederick^ and Ferdinando ; as a sirname
it was O'Ftrdoraigh, ^n^Xici^eA Ferdinand. In the "O'Neill" (of Ulster) family;
Ferdorach, son of Conn Baccach, who is No. 121 on that pedigree, was the ancestor J
of another O^Ferdoraigh family, of Tirowen. }

^Conn : Meaning Conn of the Hundred Battles, the 110th Monarch of Ireland. J


ALL. 301


;■ Arms : Or, on a chev. sa. three martlets ar. betw. as many ogresses each charged

With a talbot or, on a chief az. a demi Hon ramp. betw. two dragons heads erased ot the


COLLA Meann, a brother of Colla da-Chriocli who is No. 85 on the

" O'Hart " pedigree, was the ancestor of AlacAlain, anghcised Allan, and

Allen ; of Clan Caroill ; Clann Benain ; Clann Criomhain ; Clann Imanatgh,


85. Colla Meann : a son of
Eochaidh Duhhlen.

86. Breasal : his son ; had a
brother named Deadhach (or Deach)

87. Duach : son of Breasal.

88. Fergus : his son.

89. Masin : his son.

90. Ail : his son ; had a brother
named Daol.

91. Alain : his son.

92. Maoldun : his sod.

93. Breasal (2) : his son.

94. Ail (2} : his son.

* Allen : Of this family was John Allen, Archbishop of Dublin, who had been
Treasurer of St. Paul's, London, and was consecrated Archbishop, on the 14th March,
1528 ; being appointed bv Cardinal Wolsey, mainly, to resist and embarrass Gerald,
Earl of Kildare. During" Lord Thomas' revolt in 1534, Archbishop Allen, apprehend-
ing a siege of Dublin Castle, endeavoured to escape to England. He embarked at
Dame Gate, but his boat stranding at Clontarf, he took refuge in the house of a Mr.
Hollywood, at Artane. Early next morning, the 28th July, 15.34, Lord Thomas
arrived before the house in hot pursuit of him. The Archbishop was dragged out in
his shirt, and, falling on his knees, begged for mercy. " Take away the churl," ex-
claimed Fitzgerald to bis followers. The old man was then set upon and murdered.
Lord Thomas subsequently, however, insisted that he only meant that the Archbishop
should be removed in custody. Archbishop Allen was the author of the Liber Niger
of Christ's Church.

Colonel John Allen, who was an associate of Robert Emmet's in the emeute of
1803, and one in whom Emmet placed unlimited confidence, was also of this family.
This John Allen was partner in a woollen-drapery business at 36 College Green. He
was after Emmet's failure for a time concealed at Butterfield-lane, and then in Trmity
College, escaping eventually as a member of the College Yeomanry Corps. On his
arrival in France he entered the army, and, through his darmg services, rapidly rose
to the rank of Colonel. He served with distinction in the campaign of Leipsic ; he
joined Napoleon on his return from Elba ; and it is stated that his surrender was
demanded by the British Government, on the second occupation of Paris. At all
events he was sent under guard to the frontier, to be delivered up. On the last night of
the journey, one of his guard, on conducting him to his room, whispered : " Monsieur
le Colonel, the room in which you are to be confined is strong, but one of the iron bars
of the window is loose ; ive trud you will not escape." He took the hint, and regained
his liberty. He spent the remainder of his life in Normandy ; the precise date of his
death is not known, but he was living in 1846.

William Philip Allen, an enthusiatic Fenian, was also of this family. He was
born in April, 1848, near the town of Tipperary, his father being a Protestant and his
mother a Catholic. When Allen was three years old, his father moved to Bandon,
where the boy was educated at a Piotestant school, but he eventually becaine a
Catholic, He was apprenticed to a carpenter; but before his apprenticeship expired,
he worked in Cork, Dublin, and Chester. He incited his countrymen in Manchester
to attempt the rescue of his friend Colonel Kelly. On the 18th September, 1867, with
a small body of confederates he eff"ected Kelly's release from a prison van which was
Btrongly guarded by police. In the melie, a. police-sergeant named Brett was killed.
Allen and twenty-five others were taken and tried ; and Allen, O'Brien, Larkin,

362 ALL.


BAR. [part III. -

95. Alain (2) : his son ; a quo
MacAlain (" alain :" Irish, fair).

96. Aibhsidh : his son ; a quo Siol

97. Olioll: his son.

98. Artrigh : his son ; a quo Clann

99. Suibhneach : his son ; had a
brother named Cathal, a quo Clann
Cathail (or Cahill), of Ulster.

100. Aonanf: ("aon." Irish, the

one) : son of Suibhneach ; a quo
O'h-Aonain, anglicised Heenan. This
Aonan had a brother named Lagnan,
a quo O'Lagnain, anglicised Lannen.

101. Solomon : son of Aonan.

102. Ostan : his son.

103. Amhailgadh: his son.

104. Gilciaran : his son.

105. Maolruanaidh MacAllen,
MacAllan (or MacAlin) : his son.


Arms : Gu. on a cross pattee or, five annulets sa.

LONGSEACH, a brother of Muireadach who is No. 98 on the " Flinn " (of
Ulster) pedigree, was the ancestor of O'Tuirtre : anglicised Baker.

98. Longseach : son of Inrach- 102. Muireachan : his son.


99. Aodh : his son.

100. Dubhsionach : his son.

101. Maolchobha : his son.

103. Flann : his son.

104. Muirceartach : his son.

105. Muireadach : his son.

106. Flann O'Tuirtre : his son.


Arms : Az. a saltire engr. betw. four crescents ar. Crest : An arm from the elbow
vested and holding a martlet betw. two branches of laurel in orle.

Bernard O'Beirne, brother of Gillcoman, who is No. 112 on the
" O'Beirne" pedigree, was the ancestor of Barneivall^ Barnewelly Barne,
Barnes, Bernes, and Berens.

112. Bernard : son of lomhar. I 114. Edward Dubh : his son.

113. Edward : his son. | 115. Edward (3) : his son.

Condon, and Maguire, were sentenced to death. Maguire was subsequently pardoned
as being innocent (though sworn to by ten witnesses as an active member of the
releasing party), and Condon, as an American citizen, veas respited. Allen and his
friends made spirited and manly speeches before sentence. It was on that occasion
that the words " God save Ireland," were first uttered bj^ one of the prisoners after
conviction. Allen, O'Brien, and Larkin were executed at the old prison, Manchester,
on the 23rd Nov., 1867 ; their bodies were ultimately interred in the new prison,

* Aonan : This name signifies *' the darling of the family."

f Barnewall : It is claimed for this family that their ancestors came to Ireland
originally with Henry II., and received large grants of land in the county of Cork.
And it is said that on the first favourable opportunity the O'Sullivan's, who had been \
previously in possession of those lands, rose and murdered the whole family, save one j



BEA. 363

116. Thomas: his son.

117. Eichard : his son.

118. James : his son.

119. Walter : his son.

120. Edward (4) : his son.

121. George: his son.

122. Patrick : his son.

123. Edward (5) : his son.

124. Sir Christopher : his son.

125. Sir Patrick : his son.

126. Sir Nicholas : his son.

127. Lord Viscount Kingsland:*
his son ; the first peer in this
family ;b. 1668, d. 1725.

128. Lord Viscount
his son.

Kingsland :


The Arms of " Battie" are : Sa. a chev. betw. three goats ar. each goat charged with
two pellets, on a chief of the last a demi woodman with a club erect ppr. betw. two
cinquefoils gu. Crest : A stork with a fish in the beak all ppr.

According to Tipper's " Collection of Pedigrees," written in the Irish
language, A.D. 1713, Gofi'rey, one of the princes from Scotland, who,
siding with the Irish Monarch Brian Boru, fought at the battle of Clontarf ,
in 1014, was the ancestor of Betagh, modernized Beaitie, Beatfy, Beaiy,
Beytagh, and Battie.

1. GofFrey (or Jeffrey).

2. Comhgall : his son.

3. Maolcolum : his son : had a

brother named Constantino, who
was the ancestor of Tobin.

4. Alpin : son of Maolcolum.

young man who was absent studying law in England. This young man ultimately
returned, and settled at Drimnagh, near Dublin. A descendant of his was John
Bamewall, Lord Trimbleston, who rose to high office in Ireland, imder Henry VIII.,
and received grants of land near Dunleer. In 1536, with Lord-Treasurer Brabazon,
he made an incursion into Offaley, and drove back the O'Connor Faley, who was then
ravaging the Anglo-Irish Settlements. The next year, commissioned by the Privy
Council, Lord Trimbleston treated successfully with the O'Neill. He was four times
married ; and died on the 25th July, 1538,

* Kingsland: Nicholas Barnewall, Viscount Kingsland, was born on the loth
April, 1668. The family had been ennobled by King Charles 1., on the I2th September,
1645, for loyalty to his cause. Before Nicholas was of age he married a daughter of
George, Count Hamilton, by his wife Frances Jennings, afterwards married to the
Earl of Tyrconnell. In 1688 he entered King's James's Irish army as Captain in the
Earl of Limerick's Dragoons. After the defeat of the Boyne, he was moved to Lime-
rick ; and, being in that city at the time of its surrender, was included in the Articles
and secured his estates. In the first Irish Parliament of William III., Viscount
Kingsland took the oath of allegiance, but upon declining to subscribe the declaration
according to the English Act, as contrary to his conscience, he was obliged to with-
draw with the other Catholic lords. In February, 1703, he joined with many Irish
Catholics in an unavailing petition against the infraction of the Treaty of Limerick.
He died on the 14th June, 1725, and was buried at Lusk, in the county Dublin.

Evidently, John Barnewall, Lord Trimbleston and Nicholas Barnewall, Lord
Viscount Kingston, mentioned in these Notes, were not of the same family !

t Beatty : This pedigree is here incidentally given among the families descended
from Heremon ; but while Beatty and Battie are of Irish origin, the lineage of the
family is not yet ascertained. The names are derived from the Irish biadhtach
[bee-a-ta], " a public victualler" — For information in relation to the ancient biatadt*
in Ireland, see Paper ' ' Monasteries, " in the Appendix.

364 BEA.


BIR. [part III.

5. Sealbhaidh: his son.

6. Amhailgadh [awly] : his son.

7. Scanlan : his son.

8. Dolbh, of the Orkney Isles :
his son.

9. Dolbh, of Loch Broin : his son.

10. Loarn : his son.

11. Constantine : his son.

12. John Mor : his son.

13. William : his son.

14. Richard: his son.

15. Garrett : his son ; the first
of this family who returned to live
in Ireland.

16. John Betagh: his sonj first
assumed this sirname.

17. Henry ; his son.

18. William an Fhiona) or " Wil-
liam of the Wine") : his son.

19. Edward : his son.

20. John : his son.

21. Garrett Beatty : his son.


Arms : Ar. a bend sa. betw, a cinquefoil in chief gu. and a sword in pale az. bladed
or. Crest : A horse's head bridled. Motto : Virtute opere.

Eachach Binneach, a brother of Muireadhach, who is No. 89 on the
"O'Neill" (of Ulster) pedigree, was the ancestor of Cinneal mBinnigh, or
Binnigh ; anglicised Binney, Binnie, Benny, Beniiie, SiXid Benzy.

89. Eachach Binneach (" binn :'
Irish, melodious): son of Eoghan
a quo 0' Binnigh.

90. Lairan : his son.

91. Domhnall : his son.

92. Ultan : his son.

93. Failbhe Mleme : his son.

94. Maolduin : his son.

95. Cobhrach : his son.

96. Ealghonach : his son.

97. Cugalann : his son.

98. Teidin : his son.

99. Dubhrailbhe : his son.

100. Cinneadhach : his son.

101. Ciarmhach: his son.

102. Maolduin : his son.

103. Curailge: his son.

104. Cuchairn: his son.

105. Donchadh : his son.


Arms : Az. on a chev. betw. three griffias' heads ar. as many lozenges of the first.
Crest : A griffin's head erased holding in the mouth a birch branch ppr. and charged
on the shoulder with a lozenge sa.

Boirche, brother of Aodh (or Hugh), who is No. 107 on the " Mac-
Sweeney" pedigree, was the ancestor of MacBuirche ; anglicised Birch.

107. Boirche (" boirche :" Irish, a
groaning) : son of Anrachan, a quo

108. Aodh Alainn : his son.

109. Dunsleibhe : his son.

110. Fearcar : his son.

111. Giolla Colum : his son.

112. Ladhman (" ladh :" Irish,

preparation ; " man," Lat. " manfi-
us," the hand) : his son ; a quo Mac-
Ladhmuin, anglicised Za/wwiaw, Lam-
mond and Lavan.

113. Giolla Colum: his son.

114. Eoin : his son.

115. Donchadh : his son.



BOY. 365


Of Ulster.

Arms : Sa. three fleurs-de-lis ar. Crest : A church and spire ppr.

DuNGAL, brother of Fergal, who is No. 101 on the *' Donnelly" pedigree,
was the ancestor of O^Beoilain (" beul :" Irish, a mouth ; Gr. " bel-os," a
threshold) ; anglicised Beolan, Bolandj Boylan, and Boyland.


Arms : Or, an oak tree eradicated vert. Crest : A human heart gu. betw. a cross
and sword in saltire ppr.

Maoldun, a brother of Muriartus, who is No. 99 on the " O'Donnell"
(Tyrconnell) pedigree, was the ancestor of O'Baoghail ; anglicised Boghill,
Boyle, 0' Boyle, and Hill.

119. Teige : his son.

120. Teige Oge : his son.

121. Tirlogh Roe: his son; the
last chief of his name.

122. Neal Boyle: his son; was
the first of the direct line of this
family that omitted the prefix 0.

123. John Boyle, of Largey,
Portgleneone, county Antrim : his
son. This John was exiled to
America in 1801, in consequence
of his having taken part in the
"Irish Rebellion" of 1798; he
died in 1849.

124. Junius J. Boyle :* his son;
Commodore, United States Navy,
America ; died in 1870. This
Junius had four brothers — 1. John-
Franklin, 2. Eugene, 3. Cornelius.f
3. Nicholas-Bourke Boyle, and two
sisters named — 1. Lavinia, 2.

99. Maoldun : son^^of Ceannfaola.

100. Arnel : his son.

101. Ceannfaola: his son.

102. Murtagh : his son.

103. Bradachan : his son.

104. Baoghal ("baoghal:" Irish,
XJeril) : his son ; a quo O'Baoghail.

105. Garbhan : his son.

106. Aneisleis O'Boyle : his son ;
the first who assumed this sirname.

107. Gillbrighid : his son.

108. Ceallach : his son.

109. Connor : his son.

110. Menmon : his son.

111. Aneisleis (2) : his son.

112. Aodh : his son.

113. Menmon : his son.

114. Neal Ruadh : his son.

115. Tirlogh Mor : his son.

116. Tirlogh Oge : his son.

117. Neal (2): his son.

118. Tirlogh (3) : his sou.

* Junius J. Boyle .' Commodore Boyle died at the Naval Hospital at Norfolk,
Va., in the 63rd year of his age. He was born in Maryland ; entered the United
States Navy as a Midshipman in 1823 ; and deeply loved Ireland— the country of his
fathers. A sailor by profession, Commodore Boyle, wishing to rest when dead under
the broad ocean that had been his home while living, requested to be buried at sea ;
but from some cause or other it was not thought advisable to comply with his request ;
he was buried in the cemetery attached to the hospital grounds.

t Cornelius : This Cornelius Boyle, a physician in Washington ; was living in

366 BOY.


BRA. [part IIL

125. Juan Boyle, of Washington
D.C. United States, America: son
of said Junius, living in 1877. This
Juan had five sisters — 1. Oceana-
Cecilia, married to T. Stewart
Sedgwick, Civil Engineer ; 2. Emily-

Beale, married to the Hon. Z.
Potut, of Maryland ; 3. Esmeralda ;
4. Anna ; and 5. Kebecca-Clyde.

126. Juan-Ashton Boyle; his son;
born in 1876 -, living in 1877.

BKADY.* (No. 2.)

Of Brefny,

Arms : Sa. in the dexter chief point a sun, in the sinister vase a hand pointing
thereto ppr. Crest : A cherub.

Neal caoch O'Reilly, brother of Donal, who is No. 114 on the '< O'Eeilly"
pedigree, was the ancestor of MacBruide and (yBruide ; anglicised respec-
tively MacBride, and O'Brady.

114. Neal Caoch : son of Charles.
1 115. Maithan : his son.

116. Gilbruidhe (" bruid :" Irish,
a stupid person) : his son ; a quo
MacBruidhe and O'Briiidhe. This
Gillbruidhe had a brother named
Cathal Caoch (" caoch :" Irish,
dim-sighted) who was the ancestor
of Clann Caoiche, anglicised Kee,

Key, Kay, Kayes, and, some say,

117. Tiernan O'Brady : son of
Gilbruidhe; was the first of this
family who assumed this sirname.

118. GioUaiosa : his son.

119. Donoch: his son.

120. Donal: his son.

121. Neal O'Brady :t his son.

* Brady : According to MacFirbis, Cearbhall, a brother of Dubhcron, who is No.
103 on the " 0'E.eiIly" pedigree, was the ancestor of MacBradaigh, of Brefney ;
anglicised Brady.

107. Tigheaman : his son.

108. GioUaiosa : his son.

109. Donchadh : his son.

110. Donall : his son.

111. Niall MacBradaigh : his son.

103. Cearbhall : son of Maolmordha.

104. Bradach Mgheasdall (" bradach ;"
Irish, roguish, love-making) ; his son ; a quo

105. Domhnall (Donall) : his son.

106. Gillbruidhe : his son.
t O'Brady : Of this family was Field-Marshal Brady, who was born in the co.

Cavan, in the middle of the 18th century. The son of a farmer, he gave promise of
abihty, and was sent to Vienna to study for the priesthood. One day the Empress
Maria Theresa passed the students in review, and, observing the bearing of young
Brady, remarked to Colonel Browne, an Irishman : " What a pity it is so fine a young
fellow should not be in the army — what was he saying just now ?" " Your Majesty,"
replied Browne, " he said that your were a beautiful lady, and he only wished he had
the honour to serve your Majesty." He was taken into the army and rose rapidly in
the ser\ace ; and as Field- Marshal and Baron distinguished himself in the defence of
his adopted country against Napoleon. He married an offshoot of the Imperial family,
and died without issue, at Vienna, in 1826.




BRE. 367

Breasal, a brother of Tuathal Cruinnbheul, who is No. 88 on the
" O'Brassil" (west) pedigree, was the ancestor of O'Breasail ; anglicised
Brassilj and Brazil.

88. Breasal (" breas :" Irish, a
prince ; " all" mighty) : son of Felim :
a quo O'Breasaii.

89. Fee : his son.

90. Connall : his son.

91. Olioll: his son.

92. Tuathal : his son.

93. Cronan : his son.

94. Finghin : his son.

95. Maolduin : his son.

96. Conchobar : his son.

97. Cumuscach: his son
brother named Buachaill.



Lords of Brawney.

Arms : Or, a dexter hand couped at the wrist gu, on a chief of the last a mullet
betw. two crescents ar.

Crimthann, brother of Aodh (or Hugh) who is No. 91 on the "Fox"
pedigree, was the ancestor of O'Braoin ; anglicised Breen, and Brawne.*

91. Crimthan : son of Breannan.

92. Donall : his son ; had a bro-
ther named Maolfogartach, who was
the ancestor of Magauiey ; and a
brother named Anmire, who was the
ancestor of Macnamee, Corgawney,
Slaman, etc.

93. Flanchaidh : son of DonalL

94. Rorc : his son.

95. Braon (" braon" : Irish, a
drop) : his son ; a quo O'Braoin,
lords of " Brawney," near Athlone.

96. Eachtighearna ; his son.

97. Florence : his son.

98. Sitric : his son.

99. Eachtighearna O'Braoin (or
O'Breen : his son.

* Brawne : Of this family the Arms are : Ar, three bars sa. on a canton gu. a
-saltire of the field.



BRE. [part IIL

BEEN AN. (Xo. 1.)

Princes of Idough, or North Kilkenny.

Arms : Gu. two lions ramp. comlDatant supporting garb all or, in chief three
swords, two in saltire, points upwards, and one fesseways, point to the dexter ar.
pommels and hilt gold. Crest : An arm embowed in armour grasping a sword aU ppr.
Moito : Si Deus nobiscum, quis contra nos.

Braonan, a younger brother of Ceallach who is No. Ill on the "Fitz-
patrick" (No. 1) pedigree (and who was the 17th King of Ossory), was the
ancestor of O'Braolnan : anglicised O'Brenan, Breiian, Brenon, and Brennan*
of Idough.

111. Braonan (" braon" : Irish, a
drop; "an," 07ie who): a younger
son of Cearbhall, who was King of
Ossory and of the Danes of Dublin.
This Braonan was created by his
father the first " Prince of Idough."

112. Congalach, Prince of Idough :
his son ; killed in battle in his royal
rath near Three Castles, co. Kil-
kenny, by the King of Ossory.

113. Dunsleibhe, Prince of Idough:
his son; m. dau. of O'Toole, and
had Cearbhall (of whom presently),
and a dau. Maire, who m. Doual,
King of Ossory.

114. Cearbhall,
his son.

115. Guidhelgedh, Prince of
Idough ; his son ; m. dau. of
O'Moore and had :

I. Oillacoimde, of whom pre-

Prince of Idough

II. Anne, who m. Donogh, King
of Ossor}^

III. Maire, who m. O'Toole,
Prince of Imaile.

116. Gillacoimde : son of Guid-

117. Auliff Mdr : his son; had a
brother Awley.

118. Murtogh: son of Awley.

119. Auliff Oge : son of Murtogh ;
m. dau. of O'Byrne.

120. Murtogh Oge : his son ; had
two sons: — 1. Dermod Eeagh,
Prince of Idough, who m. dau. of
Geoffrey Fitzpatrick, King of
Ossory, and had Teige, his Tanist ;
2. John Ruadh, who with his bro-
ther and brother's son Teige was i
killed! by the English in 1395. i

121. Dermod Reagh : son of Mur-
togh ; killed in 1395.

(For the information respecting

* Brennan : Of this family were Doctor John Brenan, Archbishop of Cashel, in the
17th century, and a bosom friend of the martyred Archbishop Oliver Plunket ; John
Brenan, the Dramatist and Painter ; and Doctor John Brenan, the famous " Wrestling
Doctor," and editor of the Milesian Magazine — See the new Dictionary of Biography
(1886.) Of this last mentioned John Brenan, Webb, in his Compendium of Ir<h
Biography, yrrites : — "John Brenan, M.D., bom at BaUahide, county Carlow, about
1768. He was educated to the Medical Profession, and obtained a wide reputation f.jr
his successful practice in puerperal disorders. An excellent classical scholar, a man of
talent and humour, whose sallies were long remembered. As editor of the Milesian
Magazine he unhappily prostituted his talents, by ridiculing for pay the Catholic lead^: r>
of his day, and abusing the members of his own profession. He died in Dublin, on the
29th July, 1830, aged 61. In Notes and Queries, 3rd Series, will befound reference to
a copy of the Milesian Magazine, in the British Museum, containing a MS. Key to
Brenan's pseudonyms."

f Killed : In the Patent Polls is mentioned that Dermod O'Brenan, Prince of
Idough, his son Teige, and Dermod's brother John, were in 1395 killed by the English ;
and it is stated that they were heads of the Irish then in rebellion.