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recognizing his abiUties, perusaded him to try authorship. He contributed a tale,
"The Lough Derg Pilgrimage," to the Christian Examiner. This was favourably
received ; and soon by his ^vl•itings and tutorship he attained a respectable position,
and married. When about thirty years of age, Carleton published a collected edition
of his Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry, which was by far the most brilliant ot
his works. Next followed his first novel, Fardorougha the Miser. The facility with
which he wrote was exemplified in 1815, when, on the death of Thomas Davis, who
was to have supplied James Duffy with a number for his series of monthly publications,
Carleton, on six days' notice, filled the gap with Paddy-Go-Easy. In the Black
Prophet, which was a tale of the Famine, he has portrayed the Irish female character
with matchless strength and pathos. He enjoyed a Civil List pension of £200, and
latterly lived at Woodville, Sandford, near Dublin, where he died on the 30th January-,
1869, aged 70 years. He was buried at Mount Jerome. In his delineations of Irish
peasant life he stands perhaps imrivalled.

J O'Cathalain: Seethe " Callan" pedigree.

§ Mulanach : The root of this name is the Irish mulan, "a little hill/' " a heap ;"
and a quo O'Mulanaigh, anglicised Mullany.



CAR. 379

106. Maolfabhal : his son.

107. Maolruanaidh ; his son.

108. Uaillgarbh O'Cathalain : his


Of Ulster.

Arms : Ar. a chev. betw. three buglehorns stringed sa.
Qeck erased, in the bill an annulet.

Crest : A swan's head and

Cearnach, brother of Coscrach, who is No. 98 on the " O'Hanlon"
pedigree, was the ancestor of O'Cearnaighe; anglicised Carney^ Kearney,
Kerney, 0' Kearney, and Carnaqie.

98. Cearnach (" cearnach :" Irish,
victorious) : son of Suibhneach ; a
quo O'Cearnaige.

99. Cumascach : his son.

100. OlioU : his son.

101. Lorcan : his son.

102. Olioll (2) : his son.

103. Cumascach (2) : his son.

104. Eocha : his son.

105. Cearnach O'Carney : his son;
the first of the family who assumed
this sirname.

106. Eocha (2) : his son.

107. Ciaran : his son.

108. Cearnach (2) : his son.

109. Cumascach O'Carney: his


Of Dundalk, County Louth.

Arms : Ar. a cross crosslet sa. Crest : A bear's head sa. muzzled or, betw. two
wings of the last.

The ancestor of this family was Cearbhall (" cearbhall :" Irish carnage),
a younger brother of Eochaidh, who is No. 90 on the " O'Hart" pedigree ;
and was King of Orgiall in St. Patrick's time. This Eochaidh, who was
father of St. Donart, was an obstinate Pagan, and opposed the Apostle,
who, on that account, prophesied that the sceptre would pass from Eochaidh
to his brother Cearbhall (a quo O'CarroU, of Oriel) ; and the O'Carrolls
continued Kings of Oriel (or the county Louth) down to the twelfth
century, when they were dispossessed by the Anglo-Normans, under Sir
John DeCourcy. In co-operation with St. Malachy, then Archbishop of
Armagh, Donoch O'Carroll, Prince of Oriel, the last celebrated Chief of
this family, founded A.D. 1142, and amply endowed, the great Abbey of
Mellifont in the county Louth. At present we are unable to trace the
descent from that Prince of Oriel down to —

380 CAR.


CAS. [part III.

1. James Carroll, of Drumgoolin,
who was born in 1699, and d. 6th
June, 1776. This James m. Anne
Taaffe, and left one son :

2. Walter (b. 1727; d. January,
1804), who m. Anne Kieran, and
had two sons :

I. James, of whom presently.

II. John, who m. Anne Coleman,
and had two sons and four
daughters ; the sons were :

I. James, d. unm.

II. John, of Dublin, an M.D.,
who married a Miss Greene of
Dublin, and had three
sons: I. James. II. John.
III. Frederick, living at
Moone Abbey, co. Kildare,
in 1884.

Of the four daughters of John,
second son of Walter, one m. Peter
Hoey, and had three sons, and a
daughter who married R. P. Carton,
Esq., Q.C., Dublin (living in 1887).
Of Peter Hoey's three sons, two
d. unm. ; another is the Eev. Canon
Hoey, P.P., Castleblayney, living
in 1887.

3. James (b. 1754; d. 1806):
son of Walter ; m. Anne Marmion,
and had four sons and one daughter,
Margaret ; the sons were :

the three of

I. James,

It. John, / , J

III. Francis, J ^'""■"d.s.p.

IV. Patrick- James, of whom pre-
sently ; born 1806.

I. Margaret, m. Edward Ferrar

and had one son :
I. Edward, living in 1884.

4. Patrick-James, who was born
1806, and d. 1879 : fourth son of
James ; m. Esther Gilmore, and
had three sons and six daughters,
five of whom became Nuns, and one
(Angela) m. as under :

I. James, of whom presently.

II. Walter, an M.D., who m. Mary
O'Brien, in Sydney, and d. 1883.

III. Vincent, of Dundalk, Mer-
chant, who married Catherine
McGivney, of CoUan, co. Louth.

I. Angela, who married Michael
Moynagh, Esq., Solicitor, Dun-
dalk, has had issue.

5. James Carroll, of Lisnawilly,
House, Dundalk, Merchant: eldest
son of Patrick-James ; m. Bridget
Dolan, of Dyzart, co. Louth, and
has had a daughter Mary, all hving
in 1887.


CASEY.* (No. 3.)

Of Tirowen, Canada, and America.

Arms : Ar. a sinister hand couped at the -wrist affronted gu.

Baodan, a brother of Donal Ilchealgach, who is No. 91 on the " O'Neill"
(of Tyrone) pedigree, was the ancestor of 0' CatJiasaigh, of Tirowen ;
anglicised Caliasy, and Casey.

* Casey : Of this family was Thomas Casey, who, about A.D. 1658, sailed from
Plymouth, England, and landed in Rhode Island, U.S. America. He was married to

Sarah , and had three sons: — I. Thomas, 2. Adam, 3. Samuel. General Silas

Casey, of the late American War, was a descendant of said Adam ; and Henry-Samuel
Casey (living in 1886 in Colborne, Ontario, Dominion of Canada) was a descendant of
the said Samuel. In 17S.3, the Canada branch of this family went thither from the
States, where their jiroperty was confiscated on account of their allegiance to British



COE. 381

91. Baodan, the 137th Monarch of
Ireland : third son of Muircheartach,
the 131st Monarch.

92. Cudubhearg : his son.

93. Maolrubha : his son.

94. Forbhosach : his son.

95. Cathasach (" cathasach :"

son ; a quo

Irish, hrave) : his

96. Maolfhuadach : his son,

97. Maolfhoghartach ; his son.

98. Maolchanach : his son.

99. Colman: his son.
100. Enda; his son.


A Branch of the "O'Dowd" Family ^ Princes of Hy-Fiachra.

Arms : Or, a lion ramp gu. Crest : A bear's head couped sa. muzzled gu.

Caomhan, a younger brother of Dubhda, who is No. 97 on the " O'Dowd"
pedigree, was the ancestor of O'Caomhain; anglicised O'Keevan, Keevan,
Kevin, Kevens, Keveny. Kavanagh (of Connaught), Coen, Cohen^ Cohan^
Cotvan, and Cuan, This Caomhan was Chief of his Sept, a.d. 876.

The O'Keevan portion of the family, who were also known as Muintir
Keevan^ possessed the district of Moylena, in the county Tyrone, which was
lately known as " The Closach ;" and the Armorial Bearings of that branch
of the O'Caomhain family are —

Arms : Vert a saltire or, betw. in chief and in base a lizard pass, of the last, and
in fess two daggers erect ar. pommels and hilts gold. Crest : A dagger erect ar. pom-
mel and hilt or, the blade impaling a lizard vert.

Tracing the pedigree to its source : Caomhan was son of Conmac, son
of Duncatha,son of Cathal, son of Olioll, son of Donoch, son of Tiobrad,
son of Maoldubh, "son of Fiachra Ealg (or Ealgach), son of Dathi, the
127th Monarch of Ireland, son of Fiachra, brother of Niall of the Nine
Hostages, whose son Eoghan (Owen) married Indorba, a princess of Britain.

The descendants of this last mentioned Fiachra were called Ey-
Fiachrach; and gave their name to Tir Fiachrach, now known as the barony
of " Tireragh," in the southern portion of the county Sligo. They also
possessed the territories now constituting the present baronies of Carra,
Erris, and Tyrawley, in the county Mayo. Beal-atha an-fheadha (os vadi
sylrce), now the town of " Ballina," being their chief seat.

From Caomhan, downwards, the following is the pedigree :

97. Caomhan (" caomhan :" Irish,
a noble person') : son of Conmac ;
chief of the Sept, A.D. 876.

98. Cathal : his son.

99. Diarmaid : his son.

100. Giolla-na-Naomh : his son.

101. Cathal : his son.

102. Domhnall : his son.

103. Diarmaid : his son.

104. Giolla-na-Naomh : his son.

105. Tomhas : his son.

106. Domhnall : his son.

107. Tomhas : his son.

108. Diarmaid : his son,

109. Daibhidh (or David) : his son.

110. Domhnall (or Donal) : his son.

111. Giolla-na-Naomh : his son.

112. Tomhas (or Thomas) : his son.

382 COE.


COL. [part III.

113. David: his son.

114. Aodh (or Hugh) : his son.

115. David
ther Donal.

his son ; had a bro-

This list brings us down to Strafford's Viceroy alty of Ireland {temp.
Charles I.), when the family estates Avere confiscated by that Viceroy.

James and Charles Coen fell as officers at the Boyne, fighting for King
James II., against William III.

The late Eight Kev. Thomas Coen, Roman Catholic Bishop of Clonfert,
was, and the Very Rev. T. Coen, V.F., and P.P. of Aughrim (Ballinasloe),
living in 1887, is, a home representative of this family. There is also
settled in England a branch of this ancient Irish family, descended from
the James Coen, who, as above mentioned, fell at the Battle of the Boyne.
Of this branch was (1) James Coen, who died in 1860, and whose son (2)
John-Joseph Coen (deceased) married Catherine, grand-daughter of James
Browne (of Kilmaine, and) of Rabins, in the county of Mayo, by his wife
Catherine MacNall}^, niece of Sir Thomas Henry Burke (of the Clanricarde
family), and had one surviving son and four daughters :

I, James Coen, of whom presently.

I. Margaret, who married Francis

II. Mary-Theresa, who m. John
Robert Coles.

III. Nora.

IV. Katherine, both living unm.
in 1887.

3. James Coen, Barrister-at-La
of the Middle Temple, London, E
Captain, V.R. : son of John- Joseph
m. Rose, dau. of Stuart Knill, Knt!
of St. Gregory, J.P., Blackheath,
Kent, and Alderman of London ;_
living in 1887.

COLEMAN. (No. 1.)

Of Meath.

Arms : Per fesse ar. and sa. a cross patonce betw. four mullets counterchanged.
Crest: A horse's head erased ppr.

CoLMAN Mor, a brother of Aodh, who is No. 91 on the '• Fogarty"
pedigree, was the ancestor of O'Columhain, of Meath ; anglicised Coleman,
and Colman.

91. Colman Mor ("columhan:"
Irish, a pillar ; mor," great) : son
of Dermod, the 133rd Monarch of
Ireland; a quo O'Columhain. This
Colmon Mor was the sixth Christian
King of Meath.

92. Suibhneach : his son ; was
the Eighth King. Had a brother
named Aongus or -^neas, who was
ancestor of Callan.

93. Conall Guthbinn ("guth-
binn :" Irish, melodious voice) : his
son; the 11th King. This King
is sometimes called "Conall Gul-
bin;" but GuthUnn is the correct

94. Muireadach (by some called
Armead) : his son.

95. Dermod: his son; the 13th



COL. 383

96. Murchadh (or Moroch Mid-
heach) : his son; the 14th King.

97. Donal : his son ; the 19th
King, and 161stMonarch,d.A.D.758.

98. Donchadh (or Donoch) : his
son ; the 163rd Monarch.

99. Maolruanaidh : his son ; the
27th King.

100. Maolseachlinn Mor (or Mal-
achy the Great) : his son : the 29th
Christian King, and the 167th
Monarch of Ireland. Was slain in
the battle of Farrow, in the county
Westmeath, a.d. 860.

101. Flann Sionnach
the 32nd King, and
Monarch of Ireland.

" In his time," says the Chronicler,
" Cormac McCulenan, the famous King
and Bishop of Munster, with a great army
invaded Leinster, and did much mischief,

his son ;
the 169th

until this Monarch came to aid Cearbhall
(son of Muregan, King of Leinster), and,
in a great battle fought at Magh Nalty,
Cormac MacCulenan, with seven petty
Kings of the south of Ireland, was slain,
and their army totally routed a.d 905.

102. Maolseachlinn : son of Flann
Sionnach ; had a younger brother
named Donchadh, who was the
ancestor of O'Melaghlin.

103. Flann : son of Maolseachlinn.

104. Domhnall [Donal] : his son.

105. Murchadh O'Columhain : his

(In this Murchadh's time took
place the invasion of Ireland by
King Henry II., of England, who
confiscated not only the patrimony
of this family, but also the patri-
monies of almost all the other
Nobles of ancient Meath.)

COLEMAN. (No. 2.)
Of Orgiall.

Arms : Ar. on a chev. betw. three water bougets sa. a mullet of the first. Crest ;
A dove wings expanded ppr. in the beak a branch vert.

AiRMHEADHACH, a brother of Maolodhar Caoch, who is No. 92 on the
"Brody" pedigree, was the ancestor of Clann Columain, of Orgiall j
anglicised Coleman, Pigeon, Pidgeon and Dove.

92. Airmheadhach : son of Fear-
eadhach Culdubh.

93. Columan (** columan :" Irish,
a little dove) : his son ; a quo Clann

94. Conmaol : his son.

95. Ruadhrach (" ruadh :" Irish,
lordship, valiant : Welsh, " rhydh") :
his son ; a quo O'Euadhraigh,
anglicised Hodges, IlodgesoUj Hodge-
kins, and HodgeJdnson.

96. Ceallach : his son.

97. Ruadhacan: his son.

98. Eachachan ; his son.

99. Cumuscach : his son.

100. Oill: his son.

101. Muireadach : his son.

102. Ruaidhri ("ruaidhri:" Irish,
red king) or Pcoderick : his son ; a
quo MacEuaidhrigh ; anglicised
Hdbkins, Hobson, Hopkins.*

103. Muireadhach O'Columain :
his son.

* Hopkins : This family was quite distinct from the O'Goihgin ("gob :" Irish, a
hmh, Heb. " gab;" '* g'm," <* mouth) family, who also anglicised their name Hopkim;
and a branch of whom lived in Connaught in our time.

38^ COL.


COM [part III,

Of Offaley.

Arms : Az. a lion rampant or, betvr. three pheons ar

CUMASACH, brother of ^neas, who. is No. 100 on the " O'Conor" (Faley)
pedigree, was the ancestor of Clan Colgaiii ; anglicised "Clan Colgan,""
a quo Colgan, MacColgan, and Siuords.

100. Cumascach : son of Florence.

101. Colgan ("colg:" Irish, a
sword ; " colgan," a swordsman) :
his son ; a quo Clann Colgain,

102. Cumascach (2): his son.

103. Conor MacColgan : his son ;
first assumed this sirname.

104. Cathal : his son.

105. Fionnghon : his son.

106. Mulcoscrach : his son.

107. Donall : his son.



MacColgan : hi&


Arms : Az. three lozenge buckles tongues in fesse or. Crest : On a chapeau gu
turned up erm. a bloodhound sejant ppr.

Eoghan : his son.

Breanan Dall, a brother of Cormac who is No. 95
(Hy-Maine) pedigree, was the ancestor of O'Comain ;
OomyUf and Comyns,

95. Breanan Dall : son of Cairbre
Crom-ris, who was also called
Cairbre " MacFechine."

96. Coman (" comanu :" Irish,
communion) : his son ; a quo

on the " O'Kelly"
anglicised Coman,


98. Conghal : his son.

99. Seachnasach : his son.

100. Reachtghal : his son.

101. Feareadhach : his son.

102. Fogharthach ; his son.

* Comyn : John Comyn, Archbishop of Dublin, said to be an Englishman, but
probably a member of this ancient family, was appointed to the see in 1181, but did not
visit Ireland until 1184, when he was commissioned to prepare for the reception of
Prince John. In 1 190 he commenced and endowed St. Patrick's Cathedral, and
enlarged and repaired the choir of Christ Church. He died in Dublin, 25th October,
1212, and was buried in Christ Church. One of the canons made by him, and confirmed
"by Pope Urban III., provides that " All archers and others who carry arms not for the
defence of the people, but for plunder and sordid lucre, shall, on every Lord'sjday, be
excommunicated by bell, book, and candle, and at last be refused Christian burial.'' In
consequence of a dispute with one of the Lords- Justices, he for a time laid ap interdict
upon his archbishopric. Ware says concerning him : — " Dempster would insinuate that
he (John Comyn) was bishop of Dunblane, in Scotland, and not of Dublin ; but that
author has up and down stuffed his catalogue of the writers of Scotland with English,,
Welsh, and Irish, according to his own unguided fancy, and, to confirm his assertions,!
has often had the impudence to forge the names of authors, works, places, and times. "-


GON. 385

103. Cethern ; his son.

104. Cormac : his son.

105. Conall O'Comain : his son.
(At this sliage ia this genealogy

his ancient family was disposses-
ed of its patrimony, as were also
aany other ancient families in

Connanght, by the Anglo-Norman
family of De Burc, to whom King
Henry III. granted the Lordship of
that Province, A.D. 1225. — See
Note '' Ricard Mdr," under No. 18
on the "Bourke" (No. 1) pedigree.


Arms : Ar. a fess sa. cottised gu. betw. two fleurs-de-lis of the second.
DuiNiN, No. 103 on the " Donnelly" pedigree, was the ancestor of Mac-
yoTiein, and O'Conein; anglicised Conan, Coonan, Cunneen, Quinarij and

103. Cuinin (*' cuinin ;" Irish, a
ahbif) : son of Dungal ; a quo Mac-

104. Fergal : his son; had a bro-
her named Aongus.

105. Dermod : son of Fergal.

106. Cubuidhe O'Coonan: his son.


Arms : Ar. on a mount vert, an oak tree ppr. perched thereon a falcon also ppr,
elled or, betw. in base two cross crosslets fitchee gu. Crest : An elephant statant ppr.
usked or. Motto : Conn gan an (meaning wisdom without guile).

)ermod Fionn, brother of Muirgheas (or Murias) who is No. 101 on the
■ O'Connor" (Connaught) pedigree, was the ancestor of MacConceannain ;
nglicised Concannon^ and Concanen,*

101. Dermod Fionn, the 30th
christian King of Connaught : son
f Tomaltach.

102. Dathi : his son ; had a bro-
ber named Connor, who was the
ncestor of Mullen.

103. Aodh : son of Dathi.

104. Olioll : his son.

105. Murtagh : his son.

106. Teige : his son.

107. Conceannan (" con :'


of a hound ; " cean :" a head)
son ; a quo MacConceannain. -f

108. Aodh (or Hugh) MacConcan-
non : his son ; first assumed this

* Concanen : Matthew Concanen, a miscellaneous writer, was bom in Ireland about
le end of the seventeenth century. He early went over to London, and commenced
Tdting as an advocate of the Government, and for the Newspapers, especially for the
peculatist. His brilliant abilities recommended him to the Duke of Newcastle, who in
732 procured for him the Attorney-Generalship of Jamaica, a post he held for nearly
5venteen years. He published a volume of miscellaneous poems, original and trans-
ited, and was the author of a comedy, Wexford Wells. ConcaDcn died in London in
749. Allibone says of him : — '' He is principally remembered through the celebrated
tter of "Warburton concerning him, and by his position in the Dunciad — his reward
r attacking Pope."

^MacConceannain: By some genealogists this sirname is derived from the Irish

onganan ("conn:" Irish, a man's name 5 "gan" without; "an,
Conn the speaker of truth."

a lie), meaning


286 CON.


CON. [part III

109. Muirgheas: his son.

110. Murtagh (2) ; his son.

111. Muirgheas (2) : his son.

112. Hugh (2) : his son.

113. Teige (2) : his son.

114. Murtach (3) : his son.

115. Malachi : his son.

116. Cathal (or Charles) : his son.

117. Hugh (3): his son.

118. Teige (3) : his son.

119. Ardgall : his son.

120. Murtach (4): his son ; had a
brother named Malachi, who had
two sons — 1. John, and 2. Muir-

ceartach. This Muirceartach (oi
Murtagh) was the ancestor o:
Slioght Muirceartaigh , anglicisec
Moriarty and Murtagh, of Con

121. Dabhach ("dabhach:" Irish
a press or vat) : son of Murtagh ; a
quo MacI>ahhaighe,Sin^\icised Davie.*

122. Maolseaghlainn (or Malachi) :
his son; had ^two brothers — 1.
Hugh, and 2. Thomas.

123. William MacConcannon : son
of Malachi.


Arms : Per pale erm. and or, two lions ramp, combatant betw. in chief a mullefc
surmounted of a crescent and in base a dexter hand couped at the wrist and erect

Laeghaiee (latinized "Laegrius"), the 128th Monarch, son (some say the
eldest) of Niall of the Nine Hostages, who is No. 87 on the "O'Neill"
(Princes of Tyrone) pedigree, had three sons — 1. Eanna, 2. Damin, and
3. St. Colman. This Eanna was the ancestor of (yCondeilhliain ; angli-
cised Connellan, Cujiehan, Qninlan,^ Qumlevan,X Ccmlan, and Cordon.

* Davie: This name has been modernized Davies and Davis.

t Quinlan : Doctor Francis John Boxwell Quinlan, of Dublin, is of this family.
He was born in Mountjoy-square, Dublin, on the 9th of May, 1834. His father was the
late John Quiulan, proprietor of the Dublin Evening Fost, a newspaper of Liberal
Principles. That journal was the oldest in Ireland, having been started in 1732, and
continuing up to 1871. Mr. Quinlan, however, had retired from it with a competent
fortime many years before its discontinuance. He married in 1833, "Wilhelmina, daugh-
ter of the late Samuel Boxwell, of Linziestown House, in the county Wexford, and
grand -daughter of the late John Boxwell, J.P., of Lingstown Castle. Dr. Quinlan's
primary education was conducted by the Jesuits in Belvidere College ; and subsequently
in the Kingstown School, under the Eev. Dr. Stackpoole. He entered Trinity College,
Dublin, in October, 1851, obtaining third place, and gained Honors in Classics and in
Logics, as well as a Classical Sizarship— the only distinction of profit that was then
open to Catholics. He graduated as B.A. and M.B. in 1857, and as M.D. in IS62 ; and
is a Member of the Senate of the University of Dublin. On the 2nd May, 1856, he be-
came a Licentiate of the College ; and, on the 2nd JSTovember, 1859, a Licentiate of the
King and Queen's College of Physicians, of the latter of which he was elected a Fellow
in 1879, and has since filled the oflSices of Censor and Examiner. Dr. Quinlan is a|
Member of the Royal Irish Academy, of the Royal Dublin Society, and of the varioua
medical societies of Dublin. He is Senior Physician to St. Vincent's Hospital j
Professor of Materia Medica, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics in the Catholic
University Medical College ; he is Examiner in the same subjects in the Royal
University. He married, in 1867, Maude-Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Doctor Sir
William Carroll, J.P. ; and is living in 1887,

+ Qulnkvan : Of this family was the late Alderman Quinlevan, of L'merick.


COX. 387

87. Niall of the Nine Hostages,
he 126th Monarch of Ireland.

88. Laeghaire : his son, the 128th

89. Eanna : his son,

90. Dalian : his son.

91. Libhor* [livor]: his son; a
[uo O'LibJioir, anglicised Livroy, and
nodernized Lefroy.

92. Aodh (or Hugh) : his son ;
Lad a brother named Faolan, who
4^as father of St. Cannir, virgin.

93. Flannagan : son of Hagh.

94. Maolmith : his son.

95. Maoldun Dergenech : his son

96. Fearach : his son..

97. Aongus : his son.

98. Curidh : his son.

99. Cionaodh : his son.

100. Donal : his son.

101. Mulcron : his son.

102. Condeilbhan ("con:" Irish,
of a hound ; " deilbh," a countenance;
"■ an," one who) : his son ; a quo


Arms : Gu. three beads ar. on a chief or, as many cinquefoils az. Crest : A lion
amp. vert supporting a pennon gu.

NMIRE, brother of Donall who is No. 92 on the " Breen" pedigree, was
le ancestor of MacConcdre^ O'Conaire, or O'Mulconaire ; anglicised
facConroit (modernized King\ Conwy, Gonry, Connery^ MacConry, Mac-
'nry, McHenry, and Mulconry,

* Libhor : This name, analysed, is Le-ibh-or, which means " gold for you j" and
as first anglicised Liver, which became Livroy and, more lately, Lefroy. In tracino*
18 lineage of the " House of Heber" we met another name like this. °

t Conroy : Florence Conroy, a Catholic ecclesiastic, was born in Galway in 1560.
.t an early age he was sent to College in the Netherlands, and afterwards to Spain, where'
3 entered the Franciscan Order, and distinguished himself as a student of St.
ugustine's works. His defence of the doctrine of the " Immaculate Conception"
ihanced his fame, and attracted the notice of Philip II. In 1588, he was appointed
ro\ancial of the Franciscans in Ireland, and embarked in the Spanish Armada. Iq
i93 he published in Irish a translation of a Spanish work, A Christian Instruction.
I 1602 he met the famous Irish Chieftain Hugh Roe O'Donnell, and acted as his •
laplain during the last hours of that Cliieftain, atSimancas, following his remains to

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