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1690, King James the Second, after the battle of the Boyne, arrived at Waterford
whence he set sail for France.

Amongst the ancient notices of Waterford, it may be mentioned that, A.D. 1497
in consequence of the loyalty of the citizens of AVaterford, against the mock prince
and pretenders to the crown of England — namely, Lambert, Simnel, and Perkin,
AVarbeck, King Henry the Seventh granted, with other honours, to the city the motto-i

Intacta Manet Waterfordia : '

hence, it is designated the " Urbs Intacta." In 1536, Henry the Eighth sent by S
William Wyse to the citizens of Waterford a gilt sword, to be always borne befoi
the Mayors, in remembrance of their renowned fidelity.



(a) The Irisu Chiefs axd Clans of Tipperary axd Waterford,
Or Ormond and Desies.

In Desies or Waterford, the following were the chiefs and clans :—l. O'FeUU
whose territory was, after the Anglo-Norman invasion, transferred to the Le Poer.
and other settlers ; but there are still very respectable families of the O'Felans (son:
of whom have changed the name to Phelan and Whelan) in the counties of WaterfoP
Tipperarj', Kilkenny, and Queen's County. The O'Felans were princes of Desies, an
held an extensive territory comprising the greater part of the present county of Watc
ford, with part of Tipperary, as already explained ; and were descended from tl
Desians of Meath, who were of the race of Heremon. Some of the family in Amerix
spell the name " Whelen." 2. O'Bric, of the same descent as O'Felan. 3. O'Brien,
branch of the O'Briens of Thomond. 4. O'Crotty, also a branch of the O'Briens <
Thomond. 5. The McGraths were old and respectable families of Waterford ; as wei
also those of O'Shee, O'Ronayne, O'Hely, O'Callaghan, O'Coghlan, O'Meara, etc.

In Ormond or the county Tipperary, the following have been the chiefs and clai
of note :— 1. O'DonogliQe (or O'Donohoe), of the Eugenian race, and of the san






TERRITORIES OF ANCIENT IRISH FAMILIES. 813

descent as the MacCarthys, kings of Desmond. One of the O'Donoghoes is mentioned

by the Four Masters, at the year a.t>. 1038, as "king presumptive" of Cashel. The

ancient kings of Munster, of the Eugenian race, were inaugurated on the rock of

Cashel; and those of the Dalcassian race, or the O'Briens, kings of Thomond

had their place of inauguration at Magh Adair, situated in the townland of

Toonagh, parish of Cloney, barony of Upper Tulla, in the county Clare. 2. O'Carroll,

Prince of Ely, ruled, according to O'rieerin, over eight subordinate chiefs ; and had'

1 their castle at Birr, now Parsonstown, in the King's County. O'Carroll was the head

1 Df the Clan Cian race, as the MacCarthys were of the Eugeuians : and the O'Briens,

)f the Dalcassians. The territory of " Ely" got its name from Eile, one of its princes,'

n the fifth century ; and from being possessed by the O'Carrolls, was called '* Ely

3'Carroll ;" which comprised the present barony of Lower Ormond, in the county

i& ripperary, with the barony of Clonlisk and part of Ballybrit, in the King's County ;

extending to Slieve Bloom Mountains, on the borders of the Queen's County. The

3art of Ely in the King's County belonged to the ancient province of Munster. 3.

1); )'Kennedy, chief of Gleann Omra ; several of them are mentioned by the Four

:E Vlasters as lords of Ormond. The O'Kennedys (of Munster) were of the Dalcassian

t( -ace ; and possessed the barony of Upper Ormond, in the county Tipperary. 4.

oe J'Hurley : a branch of this family (who were also of the Dalcassian race) settled iii

fs jimerick, in the barony of Owneybeg, and in the parish of Knocklong, in the barony

' f Coshlea, county Limerick, where the ruins of their chief castle still remain. Other

ranches of the O'Hurleys were settled in Gal way, and had large possessions in the

aronies of Kilconnell, Killian, and Ballymore ; of which family were Sir William and

ir John Hurley, baronets. 5. O'Hern (Hearne, Heron, Ahearne, Ahern), chiefs of

ly-Cearnaidh. 6. O'Shanahan (or O'Shannon), descended from Lorcan, a king of

lunster, who was grandfather of Brian Boru : hence, the O'Shanahans or Shannons

re a branch of the Dalcassians, who were also designated Clan Tail. The O'Shannons

'ere chiefs of a territory called Feadha Hy-Rongaile or the Woods of Hy-Ronc^aile

3mprising the country about Eibhline ; aud, as Slieve Eibhliue is stated in the old
•riters to be near Cashel, this territory appears to have been situated either in the
arony of Middlethird or of Eliogarty. 7. O'DufiFy. 8. O'Dwyer, chief of Hy-Aimrit,
as a branch of the Heremonians ; and possessed extensive territory in the present
ironies of Kilnamanach, county Tipperary. Some of the O'Dwyers were com
anders in the Irish Brigade in the Service of France. MacGeoghagan mentions
eneral O'Dwyer as governor of Belgrade ; and there was an Admiral 0' Dwyer in the
iissian service. 9. O'Dea, and O'HoilioUa (orO'Hulla), are given by O'Heerin as
liefs of Sliabh Ardach, now the barony of " Slieveardagh," in Tipperary. 10.
earthy, chief of Muiscridh larthar Feimin — a territory which, according to
Halloran, was situated near Emly, in Tipperary. 11. O'Meara,* chief of Hy-
thaidh, Hy-Niall, and Hy-Eochaidh-Finn. The O'Mearas had an entensive
rritory in the barony of Upper Ormond, county Tipperary ; and the name of their
ief residences Tuaim-ui-Meara, is still retained in the town of " Toomavara," in
at district. The Hy-Nialls here mentioned were of the race of Eugenius of
anster. 12. CMeagher or Maher, chief of Crioch-ui-Cairin, or the land of Hy-Kerrin,
w the barony of "Ikerin," in the county Tipperary. 13. O'Flanagan, chiefs of
ichtar Tire and of Cinel Agra. The district of Uachtar Tire (or the Upper Country)
.8 situated in the barony of Iflfa and OfFa, on the borders of Tipperary and Water-
d ; and that of Cinel Agra, in Ely O'Carroll, in the King's County. 14. O'Breslin,
ef of Hy-Athy of Ely, which appears to have been a part of Ely O'Carroll, situated
urthe Shannon ; and these O'Breslins were probably a branch of the O'Breslins of
negal, who were Brehons or judges to the O'Donnells, princes of Tirconnell, and to
I MacGuires, princes of Fermanagh. 15. O'Keane, chief of Hy-Fodhladha, a district
>posed to be on the borders of Tipperary and Waterford. 16. O'Donegan (or
tongan) prince of Aradh, was of the race of Heremon. The O'Donegans were
led princes of Muiscrith Tire, now Lower Ormond, in Tipperary ; and possessed
idh Cliach, now the barony of Ovvney and Arra^ also in Tijjperary. 17. ODonnelly
D'Dongally, and OFuirig (or O'Furey), also chiefs of Muiscrith Tire. 18. O'Sullivan,

*. O'Meara: Of this family we find the followingr, in p. 36 of the Vol. F. 3. 27, in the MSS. Library
frinity College, Dublin : 1. Donell O'Meara. 2. William of Lisniiskey, co. Tipperary : his son and
r. 3. Teige of Lismisky : his son ; m. Honora, dau. of Robert Grace of Corktown, co, Kilkenny.
)anifcl O'Meara : his son : had two brothers and two sisters ; the brothers were — 1. William, 2.
rick, the sisters were— 1. Ellin, 2. Elan.



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chief of Eoganacht Mor of Knock Raffan, already mentioned. 19. O'Fogarty, chiefs o
South Ely, now the barony of Eliogarty, in Tipperary, had their chief seats abou
Thurles ; it was called South Ely, to distiugnish it from North Ely or Ely O' Carrol!
20 O'Cullen, chief of Eogauacht of Arra ; and O'Keely, chief of Aolmoy : these tw
districts appear to have been in the barony of Owney and Arra, in Tipperary. 21
O'Duinechair and O'Dinan, chiefs of Eoganacht Uaithne Ageamar [Owney Agamar;
This territory comprised part of the counties of Tipperary and Limerick, now th
baronies of Owney and Owney beg. 22. The O'Ryans or O'Mulrians of Tipperarj
afterwards possessed Owney in Tipperary, and Owneybeg in Limerick. A branch c
the O'Ryans were princes of Hy-Drone, in Carlo w. 23. O'Mearns, chief of Eoganacl]
Ross Airgid. 24. MacKeogh or Kehoe, chief of Uaithne Tire, a territory situated i
ancient Owney, which comprised the present baronies of Owney and Arra, in Tij
perary ; and Owneybeg, in Limerick. In that territory also dwelt the O'Linskeys c
Lvnche's, who are described as " men of lands," dwelling in the neighbourhood of tb
Danes who possessed Limerick. 25. O'Heffernan and O'Callanan were chiefs (
Owney CUach,* a territory situated in the barony of Owney and Arra, county Tij
perary ; these O'Heffernans were a branch of the O'Heffernans of Clare, whose nam
is mentioned under "Thomond." 26. MacLenehan (Irish MacLongachain), chief (
Crota Cliach, and Hy-Coonagh. This territory was situated partly in the barony ^
Owney and Arra, in Tipperary, and partly in the barony of Coonagh, county Limericl
The O'Dwyers, already mentioned as chiefs of Kilnamanagh, in Tipperary, were als
located in this territory. 27. O'Lonergan, ancient chiefs and proprietors of Cahir, ac
the adioininc^ districts in Tipperary, till the fourteenth century, when they were dii
possessed by*the Butlers, earls of Ormond. 2S. Mac-I-Brien or MacBrien, a branch
the O'Briens of Thomond, had large possessions in the barony of Owney and Arra, :
Tipperary, and in the barony of Coonagh, county Limerick ; and were styled lords
Arra and Coonagh. 29. MacCorcoran, chief of Clan Rooney, " of the flowery avenues
30. O'Hogan, chief of Crioch Cian, about Lower Ormond, in Tipperary. 31. MacGillfoy;
orGilfoyle, chief of Clan Quinlevan. The MacGillfoy les appear to have been locate
on the borders of Tipperary and King's County ; and some of the O'Quinlevans ha^
chan<yed the name to " Quinlan." 32. O'Bannan or Bannin, chief of Hy-Dechi,
territory situated in the north of Tipperary. 33. O'Ailclie, chief of Tuatha Fatal
34. O'CaMl, chief of Corca Tine, situated on the borders of Tipperary and Kilkenn
35* O'Dinnerty and O'Amry, clans located on the borders of Tipperary and Kilkenn
36*. O'Spillane, chief of Hy-Luighdeach, situated on the borders of Tipperary ai
Kilkenny. 37. MacEgan, in the barony of Arra, were hereditary Brehons ; ai
O'Cullenan or MacCullinan, hereditary physicians in Ormond. 38. O'Scull
O'Hanrahan, O'Lanigan, and MacGrath, were also clans of note in Tipperary; ai
O'Honeen who changed their name to "Green," and "Hoyne," were numerous
Tipperary and Clare.

Ormond and Desies were formed into the counties of Tipperary and "Waterfor
A.D. I2I0 in the reign of King John. Waterf ord was called by the ancient Irish Cua
na-Grian,' signifying the "Harbour of the San," and afterwards, Glean-na-nGlew
or the " Valley of Lamentations," from a great battle fought there between the Irii
and the Danes in the tenth century. By the Danes it was called Vader Fia
("vader :" Danish, to ivade ; ''fiord," aford or havoi) , signifying the fordable part
the haven: hence, "Waterf ord" is so called. Tipperary is, in Irish, Tohardarm,
signifying the " Well of Arainn ;" and so called from the adjoining territory^
Arainn. In Tipperary are valuable coal and iron mines, and extensive slate quarric
Afl"ane*in Waterf ord was famous for cherries; first planted there by Sir Walt
Raleigh, who brought them from the Canary Islands.



(&) The Kew Settlers in Tippeeaky and Waterfoed,
Or Ormond and Desies.
A.D. 1177, Henry the Second gave a grant of Desies, or the entire county of Waterfor
together with the city, to Robert Le Poer, who was his marshal. The Le Poors we

* CUaeTi : Some authorities say that the present baronj' of " Owneybeg," in the county Limeric
was the territory of {Uaithne Cliach or) Owney Cliach, of which O'Heffernau and O'HaUiaaa were CDie



TERRITORIES OF ANCIENT IRISH FAMILIES. 815

at various periods from the thirteenth to the seventeenth century, created barons of
Donisle, and of Curraghmore, viscounts of Desies, and earls of Tyrone ; and many of
them changed the name to " Power." The Fitzgeralds, earls of Desmond, had extensive
possessions and numerous castles in the county Waterford, in the baronies of Coshmore
and Coshbride ; and had also the title of barons of Desies. In the reign of Henry the
Sixth, A.D. 1447, Sir John Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, got
prants in Waterford, together with the castle and land of Dungarvan, and the title of
Earl of Waterford, and Viscount of Dungarvan. The family of Villiers, earls of
Jersey in England, got, in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, large possessions
in Waterford, by intermarriage with the Fitzgeralds of Dromana, a branch of the earls
of Desmond ; and were created earls of Grandison. The chief families who settled iu
Waterford were the following : — Aylward, Anthony, Allan, Alcock, Butler, Brown
Barker, Bolton, Bird, Barron, Burke, Bagg, Boat, Boyd, Creagh, Carr, Corr, Comerford*
Croker, Cook, Christmas, D 'Alton, Dobbyn, Disney, Drew, Ducket, Everard, Fitzgerald
Green, Gamble, Gough, Grant, Hale, Jackson, King, Key, Lombard, Lea or Lee
Leonard, Mandeville, Morgan, jNIorris, Madan or Madden, and Mulgan or Mulligan*
Newport, Nugent, Osborne, Odell, Power, Prendergast, Rochfort, Roche, Rice, Sherlock'
Strong, Tobin, Usher, Wall, Walsh, Wadding, Wyse, Woodlock, White, etc. The
early English families principally possessed the territoy called from them Gal-tir
;"gal:"Irish, a foreigner ; "tir," acow^ifr?/), now the barony of "Gaultiere, "and signifying
' the country of the foreigners." The Walshes (called, by the Irish, Brannaghs or
Breathnachs, signifying Britons or Welshmen, as they originally came from Wales) are
itill very numerous in Ireland ; and there are many respectable families of them in the
•.ounties of Waterford and Kilkenny.

Otho de Grandison, an Anglo-Norman lord, got a grant of Ormond ; but the
"amily of Butler became the chief possessors of Tipperary. The ancestors of the
5utler8 came from Normandy to England with William the Conqueror. Their
]j4riginal name was Fitz- Walter, from Walter one of their ancestors ; and Theobald
i'itz-Walter came to Ireland with Henry the Second, and had the office of Chief Butler
f Ireland conferred on him : the duty attached to which was, to attend at the corona-
ion of the kings of England, and present them with thefirst cup of wine. From the
ffice of Butlership of Ireland, they took the name of ''Butler." In the reign of
Idward the Third, Tipperary was formed into the "County Palatinate of Ormond,"*
nder the Butlers; who thus became so powerful, that different branches of them
imished many of the most distinguished families in Ireland.



(c) The Modern Nobility of Tipperary and Waterford,
Or Ormond and Desies.

p following have been the noble families in Tipperary and Waterford, from the
ign of King John to the present time :

In Waterford, Le Poer, barons of Donile and of Carraghmore, viscounts of Desies,
d earls of Tyrone. Beresford, by intermarriage with the Le Peers, became earls of
nrone, marquises of Waterford, and barons of Desies. Fitzgerald, barons of Desies
d earls of Desmond ; Talbot, earls of Shrewsbury, in England, and earls of Waterford
d Wexford, in Ireland ; the family of Villiers, earls of Jersey in England, and earls

Grandison in Ireland ; the Scottish family of Maule, earls of Panmure, have the
les of barons Maule and earls of Panmure in Waterford and Wexford ; the family of
imley, earls of Scarborough in England, are viscounts of Waterford ; Boyle, earls of
rk, and viscounts of Dungarvan ; O'Brien, earls of Clare, in the reign of James the
oond, had also the title of viscounts of Lismore ; O'Callaghan, viscounts of Lismore,
t resident in Tipperary ; St. Leger, barons of Kilmeden ; Villier and Stuart, barons

Desies ; and Keane, barons Keane of Cappoquin.
In Tipperary : The Dukes of Cambridge, in the Royal Family, have the title of

Is of Tipperary. The Butlers were earls, marquises and dukes of Ormond, and also

I the following titles in Tipperary ;— Earls of Carrick, earls of Glengall, viscounts of



^County Palatinate of Ormond: A "palatinate" was the province of a palatine ; and a "palatine''
one possessed of such royal privileges, as to rule in his palatinate almost as a king.



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iris of



Thurles, viscounts of Ikerrin, and barons of Cahir. The MacCarthys were earls
Mountcashel ; afterwards the Davises, and, in modern times, the Moores, are earls of
Mountcashel ; the Buckleys, viscounts of Cashel; the Scotts, earls of Clonmel; the
Hely-Hutchinsons, earls of Donoghmore ; the Kings, earls of Kingston ; the Yelvertons,
viscounts of Avonmore ; the Maudes, viscounts Hawarden ; the family of Fairfax,
viscounts of Emly (that of Monsell is now baron of Emly) ; the Carletons, barons
Carleton ; the Pritties. barons of Dunally ; the Bloomfields, barons Bloomfield ; and
the Mathews, earls of Landaff.



III.— THE PRINCIPAL FAMILIES OF ULSTER.

1.— THE COUNTY LOUTH OR AXCIENT ORIEL.

(a) The Irish Chiefs anu Clans.

In the Appendix to Vol. IL, under the heading "The Clan Colla," a sketch of the histor
of ancient Oriel is given ; and it is there mentioned that the O'Carrolls were princes c
Oriel down to the Anglo-Norman invasion. Amongst the other chief clans wh
possessed Louth were those of MacCann, MacCartan, O'Kelly, O'Moore, O'Callaghar
O'Carragher, MacColman, MacCampbell, MacArdle, MacKenny, or MacKenn.-
O'Devin, O'Markey, O'Branagan, MacScanlan, and others.

In the reign of King John, a.d. 1210, Louth was formed into a county; ar
acquired its name from the town of Louth, in Irish Lugh Mhogh^ which signifies tl
"Plain of Lugh or Lugaid" — and which probably was so called after some anciei
chief.

(6) The Axglo-Noemax Families,

AND

(c) The Mode en Nobility,

In Louth. ^

AccoEDiNG to Connellan, the chief Anglo-Norman or British families settled in Loui

^ere De Lacy, De Verdon, De Gernon, De Pepard ; De Flemming, barons of Slanf*

Bellew. of Bar'meath, who had formerly the title of barons of Duleek; De Berminghai
earls of Louth, a title afterwards possessed by the Plunkets ; TaafPe, earls of Carlingfo
(in the peerage of the United Kingdom, Mr. Chichester Fortescue, late M.P. for Ur
county Louth, was a.d. 1874, created "baron Carlingford") ; Ball, Brabazon, Dard.'I
Dowdal, and Clinton, etc. ; Fortescue, now earls of Claremont ; and, in more mode
times, the family of Gorge, barons of Dundalk ; and- Foster, viscounts Ferard, a
barons of Oriel.



2.— MONAGHAJSr.

(a) That part of the kingdom of Orgiall called Monaghan was overrun by the forces
John de Courcy, in the reign of King John, but the MacMahons maintained th
national independence to the reign of Elizabeth; when Monaghan was formed intf
county, and so called from its chief town J/uiweacAa;?, which signifies the ''Town
the Monks."



(c) The Modern Nobility in Monaghan.

ies in Monaghan have been those of Dawson,
ismore; and Blayney, lords Blayney. The
proprietors are the families of Shirley, Leslie, Coote, Corry, and Hamilton, etc.



The noble families in Monaghan have been those of Dawson, barons of Cremor j
"Westenra, lords Rossmore ; and Blayney, lords Blayney. The other chief Ian- 1



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3.— ARMAGH.



(a) That part of Or^iall, afterwards forming the county Armagh, was possessed partly
by the families of O'Hanlon and MacCann, and partly by those of O'Neill, O'Larkin
O'Duvany or O'Devany ; and O'Garvy, of the Clan-na-Rory, who, according to O'Brien'
possessed the Craobh Ruadh [Creeveroe] or the territory of the famous Red Branch
Knights of Ulster ; O'Hanratty or Enright, of Hy-Meith-Macha ;* and O'Donegan, of
Breasal Macha.f Ancient Orgiall included the territory embraced in the present
counties of Tyrone and Derry ; but of that territory the Clan Colla were gradually
dispossessed by the race of Owen (son of Niall of the Nine Hostages), from whom it
derived the name Tir-Owen.

The native chiefs held their independence down to the reign of Elizabeth, when
Armagh was formed into a county, a.d. 1586, by the Lord Deputy, Sir John Perrott.



(6) The New Settlers in Armagh.
In the Armagh portion of ancient Orgiall, the following were the chief English
families :— Acheson, Brownlow, Powell, St. John, Hamilton, Cope, Rowlstou (or
Rolestone), etc.



(c) The Modern

The modern noble families in Armagh have been — Acheson, earls of Gosford^
Caulfield, earls of Charlemont ; and Brownlow, barons of Lurgan. The Hamiltons in
former times had the title of earls of Clanbrassil.



4.— FERMANAGH, t

(a) The Irish Chiefs and Clans.
The following were the Chiefs and Clans of Fermanagh, and the territories they
possessed in the twelfth century : — 1. MacUidhir (anglicised MacGuire and Maguire)

' Hy-Meith-Macha : The descendants of Muireadach Meith, son of lomchadh [Imcha], who was a
son of Colla-da-Chrioch, were called Hj^-Meith or Ui-Meith. There were two territories of this name in
the Kingdom of Orgiall : one called sometimes Ui Meith-Tire (from its inland situation), and sometimes
Ui-Meith-Macha, from its contiguity to Armagh ; and the other Ui-Meith Mara, from its contiguity to
the sea. The latter was more anciently called " Cuailghne ;" and its name and position are preserved in
the anglicised name of '* O'Meath," a district in the county Louth, comprising ten townlands, situate
between Carlingford and Newry. The " Hy-Meith Macha"or " Hy Meith Tire" is a territory in the
present county Monaghan, comprising the parishes of Tullycorbet, Kilmore, and Tehallan, in the barony
of Monaghan. Of this territory thq O'Hanrattys were the ancient chiefs, before they were dispossessed
by the sept of the Mac Matlighamhna (or MacMalions) ; and Saint Maeldoid, the patron saint of Muckno,
at Castleblayney, was of the same stock as the O'Hanrattys. That Saint Maeldoid, according toColgan,
was a lineal descendant of Colla-da-Crioch : "S. Maldodius de Mucknam, filius Fingini, filii Aidi, filii
Piachri, filii FiachsD, filii Eugenii, filii Briani, filii Muredachi, filii Colla-fochrioch (or Colla-da-Chrioch)."
rhe Muintir Birn (some of whose descendants have anglicised their name Bruen), a district in the south
)f the barony of Dungannon, adjoining the territory of Trough in the county Monaghan, and Toaghie,
low the barony of Armagh, were descended from the game progenitor as the Ui-Meith, namely, Muredach
leith, as above.

t Breasal Macha : This was the territory of the Ui-Breasal, or, as they were called, the Ui Breasal
dacha; descended from Breasal, son of Felim, son of FiachraCasan, son of Colla-da-Chrioch. In later
iges this territory was more usually called Claim Breasal, anglicised "Clanbrazil" or "Clanbrassill."
?he tribe of O'Garvey were the ancient chiefs of this territory; but in more modern times it belonged to
he MacCanns, who were descended from Rochadh,(the son of Colla-da-Chrioch. This territory was on the
outh of Lough Neagh, where the Upper Bann enters that lake, and was co-extensive with the present
•atony of O'Neilland East, in the county of Armagh ; and. according to a map of Ulster made in the
eign of Queen Elizabeth, or James the First, it would appear that, in the formation of the baronies,
aore than one tcrritorj^ was placed in that of O'Neilland. The fact is, that all the eastern part of the
iongdom of Orgiall, called " Oirthear," was occupied by septs of the race of Niallan : that district
deluding the present baronies of East and West O'Neilland and also those of East and West Orior ; for,
ae sept of O'h-Anluain (or theO'Hanlons), who possessed the two latter baronies, were descended from
ie aforesaid Niallan, another descendant of Colla-da-Chrioch.— jBooA: of Bights.

t Fermanagh : In the early ages, according to our old annalists, the lake called Lough Erne sud-
enly burst forth and overflowed a great tract of land which was called Magh Geannain or the " Plain

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818 IRISH PEDIGREES.

was chief of Feara Monach (or " Fermanagh" ). 2. O'Muldoon, chief of Muintir
Maolduin and Feara Luirfr, now known as the barony of " Lurg." 3. Muintir
Taithligh, Tilly or Tully, chiefs of Hy-Laoghaire, of Lough Lir, a district which lay
in the barony of Lurg, near Lough Erne, towards Tyrone. 4. MacDuilgen or Mac-
Dwilgan, not mentioned in O'Dugan, is a.d. 924, in the Annals of the Four Masters,
given as Fergus MacDuilgen, lord of Lurg. 5. 0' Flanagan, chief of Tuath Eatha (a
name retained by the mountain " Tura") or the District of the Fortress, a territory
■which extended from Belmore to Belleek, and from Lough Melvin to Lough Erne, com-
prising the present barony of Magheraboy. 6. Gilfinan, chief of Muintir Peodachain of
the Port, on the borders of Fermanagh and Donegal ; and still traceable in the name of
"Pettigo." (By metathesis we might derive "Pakenham" from this Irish clan:
Peodachain, Pachain, Pachena, Pakenha — Pakenham). 7. Mac Giolla Michil or



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