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princes, lords, and earls of the
■erritory of Tirconnell), and of
y Boyle, O'Bogherty, 0' Gallagher, etc.;
Fiacha, from whom the territory



from Birr to the Hill of TJisneach
in Media Hibernice (or Meath) is
called ''Cineal Fiacha," and from
him MacGeoghagan, lords of that
territory, O'Molloy, O'Donechar,
Donaher (orDooner),etc., derive their
pedigree ; VI. Main, whose patri-
mony was all the tract of land from
Lochree to Loch Annin, near Mullin-
gar, and from whom are descended
Fox (lords of the Muintir Tagan
territory), MacGaiuley, O'Dugan,
O'Mulchonry (the princes antiquaries
of Ireland), OHenergy, etc. ; VII.
Cairbre, ancestor of OFlanagan, of
Tua Eatha, "Muintir Cathalan"
(or Cahill) etc. ; VIII. Fergus (a
quo " Cineal Fergusa" or Ferguson),
ancestor of O'Hagan, etc. ; IX.
Enna ; X. Aongus or ^neas ; XL
Ualdhearg ; and XII. Fergus Alt-
leathan. Of these last four sons
we find no issue.

88. Eoghan (Eugene,* or Owen) :
son of Niall Mor ; from whom the



Jabhran, the son of Domhangairt, the General of the Dalriada, with whom he went
ato France so as to get near Niall, and murder him. The Irish Monarch, on being
oformed of Eocha being in the allied army, would not allow him into his presence ;
'Ut he one day secreted himself in a grove near a ford of the Leor, and, whilst Niall
ras in the act of crossing, the assassin shot him through the body with an arrow.

* Eugene : Before the arrival of St. Patrick in Ireland, this son of Niall the
Jreat acquired the territory of Aileach, which in many centuries afterwards was
ailed after him — " Tir-Owen" or Owen's Country. At Aileach he resided, a.u. 442,
vhen he was converted to Christianity by St. Patrick. " The man of God," says the
•Id biographer of the Apostle, *' accompanied Prince Eugene to his court, which he
hen held in the most ancient and celebrated seat of kings, called Aileach, and which
he holy bishop consecrated by his blessing." The MacLoghlins being descended
rom the same family stem as the O'Neills, a MacLoghlin, or an O'Loghlin, as well as
n O'Neill, was sometimes Prince of Aileach, until a.d. 1241, when Donell O'Loghlin,
rith ten of his family, and all the chiefs of his party, were cut off by his rival, Brian
>'Neill, in the battle of " Caim-Eirge of Red Spears ;" and the supreme power of the
rincipality of Aileach thenceforth remained with the O'Neills.— O'Callaghan.

In the thirteenth century the " Kingdom of Aileach" ceased to be so called, and
le designation " Kingdom of Tir-Owen," in its stead, was first applied to that terri-
)ry. Sixteen of the Ard Righs or Monarch s of Ireland were princes or kings of
ileach— descended from this Eugene or Owen.

The O'Neills had their chief seat at Dungannon, and were inaugurated as princes
I Tyrone, at Tullaghoge, a place between Grange and Donaghenry, in the parish of
•esertcreight, in the barony of Dungannon ; where a rude seat of large stones, called
.each-na-Ree or the Flag stone of the kings, served them as a coronation chair.

-CONNELLAN.

"We learn that, about a.d. 442, St. Patrick visited Ulster ; at which time he took
is route through that romantic pass called ^earnas- mor of Tir-Aodha ; thence he
merged into Magh Ith, an extensive plain in the present barony of Raphoe, where



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[part III.



territory of " Tir-Eoghan" (now
Tirowen or Tyrone), in Ulster is so
called. From this Owen came



(among others) the following
families : O'Cahan, or 0%'ane, O'DaXy
of " Leath Cuinn" (or the kingdoms



he founded the church of Donaghmore, near the town of Castlefinn. The Prince
Owen kept his private residence at Fidh-mor, now called Veagh, between the church of
Donaghmore and th3 palace of Aileach. St. Patrick went into the Aileach, and before
entering he said to his people, "Take care that you meet not with the lion, Eoghan,
the son of Kiall." So as to honour St. Patrick, Owen sent a guard to meet him, under
the command of Muireadhach, his son, who, being in front, was accosted first by
Seachnall in these words : — "You shall have a reward from me, if you could persuade
your father to believe." " What reward ?" asked he. " The sovereignty of thy tribe
should for ever belong to thy heirs," said Seachnall. Muiredhach agreed to thig
arrangement. The Saint first saw Eoghan at Fidh-mor, preached to him there, when
he embraced the Faith, a large leac (or stone) being set up there to commemorate the
event. St. Patrick promised this prince :— •' If you would receive the salutary doctrine
of Christ in your country, the hostages of the Gaedhil should come to you ;" meaning
that in his posterity the Regal Race should be— a promise verified by time.

Eoghan held the Castle of Aileach forty-seven years prior to St. Patrick's visit.
This fort the Apostle blessed, left the old coronation stone there, and prophesied that
Kingship and pre-eminence should be over Erinn from Aileach : '' When you leave
your fort out of your bed to the flag, and your successors after you," said St. Patrick,
*' the men of Erinn shall tremble before you." He blessed the Island of Inis-Eoghan
(Inishowen was an island then), and after this gave a blessing of valour to Eoghan ;

" My blessing on the tuatha [terr'doriesl
I give from Belach-ratha,
On you the descendants of Eoghan
Until the Day of Judgment.

*' Whilst plains are under crops,
The palm of battle shall be on their men.
The armies of Fail [^Ireland] shall not be over your plains ;
You shall attack every tetach {tribe\.

*' The race of Eoghan, son of Niall,
Bless, fair Brigid !
Provided they do good.
Government shall be from them for ever.

** The blessing of us both
Upon Eoghan MacNeill ;
On all who may be born from him,
Provided they are obedient,"

{i.e., as long as they keep the Faith.)

These blessings were pronounced from Belachratha, now known as Ballagh, barony
of Inishowen East^ parish of Clonca, near Malin Head, where are the ruins of a church
founded by St. Patrick.

Eochaidh, son of Fiachra, son of Eoghan, was baptised with Eoghan : during the
ceremony the Apostle's Staff is said to have accidentally pierced the naked foot of th«
prince.

The old Fortress of the Irish ISIonarchs, and Princes of Ulster, was an ancient
Tuatha da Danaan Sith or Lios, and called Grianan Aileach, which here signifies **a
stone house in a beautiful or sunny situation." Formerly there was a great wood
around it, to Whitefort and along the east banks of the Foyle. This fort stands on an
elevation of 802 feet, and lies in the parish of Burt, barony of Inishowen.^ ITie
outermost enclosure on the circular apex of the hill contains 5i acres ; within the
second are 4 acres ; within the third about one acre ; while within the Cashel there M
about \ acre of surface.

The Cashel has been restored, since 1874, with great labour and expense, by Dr.
Walter Bernard, of Derry. A square headed doorway enters the Cashel, and three



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O'NE. 713



E Meath, Ulster, and Conacht),
^Crean^ Ghvgan, 0' Car olan, etc.

This Eoghan, Prince of Ulster,
'as baptized by St. Patrick at the
^oyal Palace of Aileach ; and our
rister Annalists state that it was his
)ot which was pierced by the Bac-
ial losa during the ceremony. (See
le "Line of HeberStem," No. 91.)

89. Muireadach (III.) : son of
oghan ; was married to Earca,
au. of Loam, King of Dalriada in
Gotland, and by her had many sons
id daus., two of them are especially
lentioned : — Muirceartach M6r,
id Fergus Mor, both called ".Mac
area." From this Fergus Mor
3scended the Kings of Scotland,
id thence, through Queen Matilda,
le Kings of England, including
le Royal Houses of Plantagenet,
iuart, and D'Este.

This Muireadach who had a bro-
ler named Eachagh Binneach, had
iirelve sons : — L and IL above
entioned ; III. Fearach (or Feara-
ich), ancestor of Mac Cath-
haoil (or Covjell, CamjMl, etc.) ;
7. Tigernach, ancestor of O'Cuni-
'71, and O'h-Easa (anglicised Hosey,
ussey, and 0' Swell); V. Mongan,
icestor of OVroidhen (Creedon or
'oydon), 0' Donnelly, etc.; VI.
alach : VII. Maon, ancestor of

Gormley, OMaolmichil, O'Doraigen,

dor :" Ir. a confine ; " aigein," the
l^an), anglicised Dorrine, Dorien,
jid modernized Dorrian ; VIII.



Fergus ; IX. and X. named Loarn ;
XL and XII. called Aongus.

In the 20th year of the reign of
the Monarch Lughaidh, the son of
Laeghaire, with a complete army,
Fergus Mor Mac Earca,* (with his
five brothers, VIII., IX.. X., XL,
and XII., above mentioned went
into Scotland to assist his grand-
father King Loarn, who was niuch
oppressed by his enemies the Picts ;
who were vanquished by Fergus and
his party, who prosecuted the war so
vigorously, followed the enemy to
their own homes, and reduced them
to such extremity, that they were
glad to accept peace upon the con-
queror's own conditions; where-
upon, on the King's death, which
happened about the same time, the
said Fergus Mor Mac Earca was
unanimously elected and chosen
king as being of the blood royal by
his mother. And the said Fergus,
for a good and lucky omen, sent to
his brother, who was then Monarch
of Ireland, for the Marble Seat
called ''Saxum Fatale" (in Irish,
Liath Fail, and Cloch-na-Cinneamhna,
implying in English the Stone of
Destiny or Fortune), to be crowned
thereon ; which happened accord-
ingly; for, as he was the first
absolute King of all Scotland of the
Milesian Race, so the succession
continued in his blood and lineage
ever since to this day.

90. Muirceartach (or Muriartach)



Mtinct platforms ascend by means of side stone steps within the circle, which reaches
Uriorly 77 feet 6 inches from wall to wall. In the highest part the wall is about
I feet 3 inches on an average. The width of this circular wall, at the base, is about
3 feet. Several old roads from this Cashel can still be traced on the hill-sides.

Here is still seen a stone called after St. Columbcille, and believed to be the old
•'onation stone of the Tuatha da Danaan, and the Hy-Niall races, blessed by St.
itrick as stated above. (See the Tripartite Life of St. Patrick.)

i * Fergus Mor Mac Earca : According to the Linea A nVqua, Muireadach had only
I'O sons by his wife Earca. But some writers confound this Fergus Mur Mac Earca,
tj grandson of Loarn (the last King of Dalriada, in Scotland), with Ferghus Mor,
ti son of Earc, who is No. 96 on the "Genealogy of the Kings of Dalriada," and
^0 was therefore a brother of Loarn, the last King of Dalriada.



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M6r Mac Earca : his son. This
Muriartach, the eldest son of Muir-
eadach (3), was the 131st Monarch
of Ireland ; reigned 24 years ; and
died naturally in his bed, which was
rare among the Irish Monarchs in
those days ; but others say he was
burned in a house after being
*' drowned in wine" (meaning that
he was under the influence of drinJc)
on AU-Halontide (or All-Hallow)
EvOjA.D. 527. Married Duinseach,
dau. of Duach Teangabha, King of
Conacht. He had issue — I. Donal
Ilchealgach ; II. Fergus, who be-
came the 135th Monarch; III.
Baodan (or Boetanus), who was
the 137th Monarch of Ireland, and
was the father of Lochan Dilmhain,
a quo Dillon, according to some
genealogists ; IV. Colman Rimidb,
the 142nd Monarch; V. Xeiline ;
and VI. Scanlan.

91. Donal Ilchealgach {Ilcheal-
gach : Irish, deceitful) : eldest son
of Muirceartach ; was the 134th
Monarch ; reigned jointly wit,h his
brother Fergus for three years :
these princes were obliged to make
war on the people of Leinster;
fought the memorable battle of
Gabhrah-Lifl"e, where four hundred
of the nobility and gentry ©f that
province were slain, together with
the greater part of the army.

In this reign Dioman Mac Muir-
eadhach, who governed Ulster ten
years, was killed by Bachlachuibh.
Donal and Fergus both died of
"the plague," in one day, A.D. 561.

92. Aodh (or Hugh) : Donal's son;
Prince of Ulster. This Aodh Uar-
iodhnach was the 143rd Monarch;
he had frequent wars, but at length
defeated his enemies in the battle
of Odhbha, in which Con all Laogh-
breag, son of Aodh Slaine, was
killed. Soon after this battle, the
Monarch Aodh was killed in the
battle of Da Fearta, a.d. 607.



93. Maolf reach : his son ; Princ
of Ulster; had at least two sons : — ]
Maoldoon ; and II. Maoltuile, a qu
Multully, Tully, and Flood of Ulstei

94. Maoldoon : his son ; Prince o
Ulster ; had two sons ; I. Fargal
and II. Adam, who was ancestor t
O'Daly of " Leath Cuin." His wif
was Cacht, daughter of Maolchabhj
King of Cineall Connill.

95. Fargal : son of Maoldoon, wa
the 156th Monarch of Ireland ; ws
slain, in a.d. 718, by Moroch, Kin
of Leinster. Married Aithiochtj
dau. of Cein O'Connor, King (
Conacht. This Fargal had for
sons : I. iSTiall Frassach ; II. Connc
(or Conchobhar), who was ancestc
of O'Cahany III. Hugh Allan (c
Aodh Olann), the 160th Monarcl
and ancestor of 0' Brain, of Ulster
and IV. Colca, a quo Culkin.

96. Niall Frassach : son of Fargal
married Bridget, dau. of Orca, so
of Carrthone; was called "frassach
from certain miraculous shovjers ihi
fell in his time (a shower of hone;
a shower of money, and a shower <
blood) ; was the 162nd Monarch <
Ireland ; and, after seven year
reign, retired to St. Columb's Moj
astery at Hye, in Scotland, A.D. 76
where he died in A.D. 773 ; issue
Aodh Fearcar, and Aodh Ordnigl

97. Aodh Ordnigh : son of Nia
Frassach ; was the 164th Moi
arch; and, after 25 years' reigi
was slain in the battle of Feart
A.D. 817. Was married to Meadhbl
dau of lonrachtach. King of Durlu
In his reign prodigious thunder an
lightning occurred, which kille
many men, women, and children a
over the Kingdom, particularly in
nook of the country between Co
cavaskin and the sea in Munster, 1:
which one thousand and ten persoi
were destroyed. In his reign o
curred many prodigies — the for
runner of the Danish Invasio



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o'ne. 715



hich soon after followed. This
[onarch had four sons : I. Niall



sixteen years, during which time he
fought and defeated the Danes in
several battles and was worsted in
others ; he died at Drom-Enesclann,
A.D. 876. This Aodh married
Maolmare or Mary, dau. of Keneth,
the son of Alpin — both Kings of
Scotland. He had two sons: I.
Niall Glundubh; and IT. Donal,
who was King of Aileach, and an-
cestor of the family of MacLaughUn
(or O'Laiighlin), some of whom were
Monarchs of Ireland ; and of O'Lon-
nelhjj whose chief was, A.D. 1177,
slain at Down by Sir John de
Courcey, first "Earl of Ulster."

100. Niall ("niall," gen. "neill:"
Irish, a chamjpion) Glundubh [gloon-
duv] : son of Aodh Finnliath, was
the 170th Monarch of Ireland ; and
reigned for three years. He had
many conflicts with the Danes, in
which, generally, he was victorious.
At length, making up a great army,
in order to besiege Dublin, a great
battle was fought between them,
wherein the Monarch lost his life,
and after great slaughter on both
sides, his army was routed, A.D. 919.
He revived the great Fair at Tail-
tean.

From this Monarch the sirname
O'Neill* or *' Clan-na-Neil," Neilsm,



aille ; II. Maoldoon, a quo " Siol
iuldoon ;" III. Fogartach, ancestor
;■ Muintir Cionaodh or Kenny ; and
/. Blathmac.

98. Niall Caille : son of Aodh
rdnigh ; was the 166th Monarch of
eland ; and was so called after his
ath from the river "Caillen,"
here he was drowned, A.D. 844,
ter 13 years' reign. He fought
any battles with the Danes and
orwegians, in most of which
lough the Danes were worsted,

the continual supplies pouring
to them made them very formid-
le ; (so much so) that in this reign
3y took and fortified Dublin and
aer strong places upon the sea-
ists. Married Gormfhliath, dau.
Donogh, son of Donal. This
march had five sons : I. Aodh
mliath ; II. Dubhionracht, a quo
lubhionrachta ; III. Aongus ; IV.
ihertach, ancestor of O'Hualairg

Mac Ualairg^ anglicised Mac
dericJc, GodericJc, Golding, Goulding,
lUer, etc. ; Y. Braon, a quo Clan
loin of Mogh Ithe (Moy Ith).
)9. Aodh Finnliath, i.e. Hoary:
i of Niall Caille ; was the 168th
narch of Ireland ; reigned for

* O'Neill : Niall Gluudubh attained to the Monarchy, a.d. 914, after the death of
n Siona, King of Meath ; and was slain in a battle with the Danes, at Rathfarn-
3, near Dublin. The following passage from one of the many "Lamentations,"
tten at the time by the Irish bards on his death, shows the affection entertained
by his people : —

** Sorrowful this day is sacred Ireland,
Without a valiant chief of ' hostage' reign ;
It is to see the heavens without a sun.
To view Magh Neill without Niall."

fagh NeDl," here mentioned, signifies the plain of Niall : meaning, no doubt, the
**"Keill-land" forming the two baronies of that name in Armagh, which constituted
i ancient patrimony of the Hy-Niallain, or the descendants of Kiallan, who was
c-aterally descended in the fifth degree from Colla-daChrioch, who, writes O'Cal-
Uian, " overthrew the dominion of the old Irian Kings of Uladh," whose heraldic
«ilemwa8the "Red Hand of Ulster." That emblem The O'Neill in after ages
•Jimed, together with the Battle Cry of " Lamh Dearg Abu" [lauv darig aboo],
Wch means — The Red Hand for Ever.

In the humble but honourable position of a Teacher of a National School (see No.



716 O'nE. IRISH PEDIGREES. o'nE. [PART



kelson and Nilson are derived.
Niall Glundubh left issue : I. Muri-
artach na-Cochall, Prince of Ulster,
who left no issue; and II. Mur-
chertach.

101. Murchertach : that second son
(called " The Hector of Western
Europe") and Rojdamna ; was mar-
ried and left issue. This Prince was
slain by Blacaire, lord of the Danes,
26th March, a.d. 941.

102. Donal of Armaorh :* his son :



was the 173rd Monarch; died
Armagh, after 24 years' reign, a|
978. During his long reign we M
but little progress by him {ma4
against the encroaching Danes ; j
wholly bent his arms against 1
subjects; preying, burning, i
slaughtering the people of Gonad
whether deservedly or otherwise i
know not, but we know it was j
reasonable time for them to I
foul upon one another, while tli|



134 on the ** O'Neill" (Xo. 2) pedigree), the lineal representative of the Monarch N1
Glundubh now (1887) resides iu a secluded part of the co. Cork, under a name whi
some of his forefathers assumed, in order to preserve a portion of their estates, whi'
however, have since passed away from the family. But, modest though be his positi
the gentleman to whom we allude is, j^erhaps, more happy — he is certainly far more f
from care— than were the latest of his illustrious ancestors on the throne of Tirow
the Principality of the ever-famed O'Xeill ; of whom the following lines convey bu
faint idea :

" His Brehons around him — the blue heavens o'er him.
His true clan behind, and his broad lands before bim,
While group'd far below him, on moor, and on heather.
His Tanists and chiefs are assembled together ;
They give him a sword, and he swears to protect them ;
A slender white wand, and he vows to direct them ;
And then, in God's sunshine, " O'Neill" they all hail him :
Through life, unto death, ne'er to flinch from, or fail him ;
And earth hath no spell that can shatter or sever
That bond from their true hearts — The Red Haivdfor Ever!

Proud lords of Tir-Owen ! high chiefs of Lough Neagh !
How broad-stretch'd the lands that were rul'd by your sway !
What eagle would venture to wing them right through,
But would droop on his pinion, o'er half ere he flew !
From the Hills of MacCartan, and waters that ran
Like steeds down Glen Swilly, to soft-flowing Bann —
From Clannaboy's heather to Carrick's sea-shore
And Armagh of the Saints to the wild Innismore —
From the cave of the hunter on Tir-Connell's hills
To the dells of Glenarm, all gushing with rills —
From Antrim's bleak rocks to the woods of Rostrevor —
All echo'd your war-shout — ' The Red Hand for Ever ! ' "

— O'Callaghan".

* Donal of Armagh : This Donal was succeeded in the Monarchy by the fan
Malachi the Second, King of Meath ; and is by some writers called Donal O'Nt
but it is to be observed, that it was not until some time after the death of Mai
the Second (who died a.d. 1023), and, who, as Monarch, succeeded this Dona
Armagh, a.d. 978, that Moriartus-na-Midhe was the first of the family that ■
assumed the sirname " O'Neill." Donal of Armagh ascended the throne, a.d.
and died a.d. 978. He was son of Muircheartach (Murkertagh or Murtagh),
northern chieftain who was the '* Eoydamna" or heir apparent to the throne, as b
the son of Niall Glundubh, above mentioned. Donoch the Third of Meath sucow
Niail Glundubh in the Monarchy, a.d. 917 ; and, with the exception of a victCHry
the Danes, at Bregia (a part of the ancient kingdom of Meath), passed his re^
comparative obscurity. Murkertagh (uiuir : Irish, the sea ; Lat. inare : Arab. »
and ceart ; Irish, righteous ; Lat. certus) had conducted a fleet to the Hebrides, wk



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o'ne. 717



nmon enemy was victoriously

umphiDg over them both.

,03. Moriartach na-Midhe* : his

|i j was the first that assumed the

name and title of " The Great

Neill, Prince of Tyrone, and of

(ster.

04. Flathartach An Frostain : his
Prince of Ulster.

05. Aodh Athlamh : his son ;
ince of Tyrone ; had two sons : —
Donall an Togdhamh ; and II.
dh Anrachan, who was ancestor
MacSiveeney.

36. Donall an Togdhamh: his son;
ince of Ulster, had a dau. Joan.

37. Flahertach Locha Hadha : his
I ; was Prince of Tyrone.

38. Connor na-Fiodhbha : his son;
jice of Ulster and Tyrone ; was
jdered, A.D. 1170.

)9. Teige Glinne : his son ; Prince
Tyrone.

10. Mortogh Muighe Line : his
Prince of Ulster.



111. Aodh (or Hugh) an Macaomh
Toinleasg : his son ; slain a.d, 1177,
by Malachlan and Ardgal O'Lough-
lin (his kinsmen), but the latter fell
by the hand of O'Neill in the con-
flict. This Aodh was styled " Lord
of Tirowen," " King of the Cineal
Owen," " King of Aileach," " King
of North Erin," etc. He had two
sons — 1. Niall Ruadh ; and 2. Aodh
(or Hugh) Dubh, who, some say,
was the elder son. But as the
Linea Antiqua, in the Office of Arms,
Dublin Castle, continues the line of
" O'Neill," Princes of Tyrone, from
Niall Ruadh, we give the descent
from him in the " O'Neill" (No. 2)
pedigree, next infra. And from his
brother, Aodh (or Hugh) Dubh, we
give, in the " O'Neill" (No. 3) genea-
logy, the pedigree of O'Neill, Princes
of Clanaboy.



returned flushed with victory. He assembled a body of troops of special valour,
I, at the head of a thousand heroes, commenced his " circuit of Ireland :" the
aish chief, Sitric, was first seized as a hostage ; next Lorcan, King of Leinster j
t the Munster King, Callaghan of Cashel (who then had leagued with the Danes,
lin conjunction with them invaded Meath and Ossory, a.d. 937), "and a fetter
I put on him by Murkertagh." He afterwards proceeded to Connaught, where
inor, son of Teige, came to meet him, ''but no gyve or lock was put upon him."
then returned to Aileach, carrying these Kings with him as hostages ; where, for
) months, he feasted them with knightly courtesy, and then sent them to the
narch Donoch, in Meath. Murkertagh's valour and prowess procured for him the
e of — " The Hector of the west of Europe ;" in two years after his justly famous
)loit he was, however, slain by ** Blacaire, son of Godfrey, lord of the foreigners,"
the 26th March, a.d. 941 ; and " Ardmacha (Armagh) was plundered by the same
bigners, on the day after the killing of Murkertagh." — Miss Cusack.

i. * Moriartach na-Midhe ; This name, analysed, means "Mor-Neart na Midhe" {moir-
irt : Irish, mighty power ; na Midhe, of Meath) ; and, as the word "neart" means

at strength, implies, that this prince was powerfully strong — in person or in the

:es at his command.



718 O'.NE. IRISH PEDIGREES. O'NE. [pART I

O'NEILL. (No. 2.)

Princes of Tyrone,

Arms : Ar. two lions ramp. coin"batant gu. armed and langued az. supporting
sinister red hand couped at the wrist erect, palm outward. Crest : A right arm coup
telow the elbow cased grasping a naked sword. Motto : Lamh dearg Abii (The K
Hand for ever).

leathglas (Downpatrick), comman'
ing the Irish forces against tl
English, in defence of his Crown ar
kingdom, he was succeeded in tl
Principality of Ulster by the famoi
Hugh Buidhe, son of Donal Og
son of Hugh Dubh, the ancestor
O^Neill of Clanaboy.

114. Donal (VI):* his son; Ku
of Ulster, and heir to the Monarcl
of Ireland, became The O'Neill, (