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Gilmichael (anglicised " Michil" and "Michael") was chief of Clan Congail. In the
Annals of the Four Masters, at a.d. 1238, it is stated that Clan Congail and O'Ceanfada
[O'Kennedy] lay in Tir Managh or Fermanagh : this Clan or Tir O'Ceanfhada is
probably the present barony of " Tirkennedy. " 8. O'Mulrooney and O'Heany, who
were chiefs of Muintir Maolruanaidh (as the descendants of Maolruanaidh, Ko. 104,
page 672, were called), and of Maoith Leirg Monach. 9. MacDonnell, chief of Clan
Celleagh, now the barony of " Clankelly."

The following clans, not given in O'Dugan, are collected in Connellan's Four
Masters from other sources : — lO.MacManus, a numerous clan (chiefly in Tirkennedy), who
had the control of the shipping on Lough Erne, and held the oflace of hereditary chief
managers of the fisheries under INIaguire. 11. MacCassidy, who were hereditary
physicians to the Maguires. Roderick MacCassidy, archdeacon of Clogher, who partly
compiled the " Annals of Ulster," was a distinguished member of this important family.
12. O'Criocliain (who were descended from Colla-da-Chrioch), anglicised O'Creighan,
O'Greighan, Cregan, Crehan, Creighton, Creehan, Grehan, and Graham,* were a
numerous clan in Fermanagh. 13. MacGrath, who held possession at Termon M'Grath,
where they had a castle in the parish of Templecarne.

" Maguire's Country" was, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, a.d. 1569, formed inte
the county Fermanagh, by the lord deputy Sir Henry Sidney.

{h) The Kew Settlers in Fermanagh. |

On the " Plantation of Ulster," in the reign of King James the First of England
the following English and Scotch families obtained extensive grants of the confiscated
lands in Fermanagh, as given in Pinnar's Survey, a.d. 1619, quoted in Harria'fi
Sihernia : — Sir James Belford, Mr. Adwick, Sir Stephen Butler, ancestor of the earlfi
of Lanesborough ; John Sedborrow, Thomas Flowerdew, Edward Hatton, Sir Hugh
"Wirrall, Sir John Davies, who was Attorney-General to King James the First, and a
celebrated writer; Sir Gerrard Lowther, John Archdall, Edward Sibthorp, Heniy
Flower, Thomas Blennerhasset, Sir Edward Blennerhasset, Francis Blennerhasset ; Sii
William Cole, ancestor of the earls of Enniskillen ; Sir Henry Folliot (now Ffolliot),
Captain Paul Gore, Captain Roger Atkinson, Malcolm Hamilton, George Humes, Sii

of Geannan," so called from Geannan, one of the Firbolg kinofs. This lake was anciently called Loufrt
SaJmer; and, according to Walsh, in quoting Cambrensis ^versus, derived the name "Erne" iron:
Ema, the favourite waiting-maid of Maud or Meav (the famous queen of Connaught) who was dro^vnec
there. In the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth centiiries, the head chief of. this territory was O'Duibhdara Oi
0'D\\-yer, whom O'Dugan mentions as chief of the race of Daimhin (No. 92 on the " O'Harf pedigree)
and several of. the names are mentioned in the Annals of the Four Masters, at a.d. 1086, and in Mac Firbis'.'
genealogical work, page 304 ; amongst others, Giolla Chriosd Duibhdara, prince of Fermanagh, whc
A.D. 1076, was killed at Daimhinis or Devenish Island, in Lough Erne.

* Graham or Grahame: The author of that excellent American work, "Irish Family Karnes,'
lately published, says : — " The Montrose family, the most eminent of the modern representatives of thii
grand old Celtic stock, trace their pedigree back to the first half of the fifth centurj- of our era, and t(
Graeme, the distinguished general, who administered the affairs of Scotland in the interest and durini
the minority of Eugene II., grandson of Fergus II. (a.d. 411-429), of the Dalriadic line of Kings of wha^
we now know as Scotland. Many of the Grahams of Ulster trace their descent from this illustrioui
stock, originally of the oldest of the • old Irish' element. The Graham tartan suggestively enougt
gives prominence, in its make-up, to the ' Emerald grem.'"




John Humes, and John Dunbar. Two or three of the natives obtained grants, namely

Connor (Mac Shane) O'Neill, 1,500 acres ; Bryan Maguire, 2,000 acres ; and Connor
f Roe Maguire, who obtained large grants, and was created baron of Enniskillen.

(c) The Modern Nobility ix Fermanagh

The following have been the noble families in Fermanagh since the reign of Kin""
James the First : Cole, earls of Enniskillen ; Creighton, earls of Erne ; Corry, earls of
Belnore; Verney, viscounts of Fermanagh; and Butler, barons of Newtown-Butler,
and earls of Lanesborough. The family of Loftus, marquises of Ely, have a seat in


(a) The Irish Chiefs and Clans.

The Chiefs and Clans of Ulidia, and the territories they possessed in the twelfth
century, as collected from O'Dugan's Topography, are as follows : —

The Craobh Ruadh [Creeveroe] or the portion of the Red Branch Knights of
Ulster, a large territory which comprised the central parts of the present county
Down, with some adjoining parts of Armagh, is given by O'Dagan as the head
territory of Ulidia. The principal chiefs of the Creeveroe were — 1. O'Duinnshleibhe or
MacDunnshleiblie, kings or princes of the territory (of this family was Rory, the last
king of Ulidia. This name has been anglicised " Donlevy," " Dunlevy" and " Mac-
Dunlevy") ; O'Heochadha (anglicised '' O'Heoghy," *'Hoey," "Howe," etc.) a branch
of the O'Dunlevys ; O'Haidith (Heady or Head), O'Eochagain (or O'Geoghagan),
O'Lavary, O'Lowry, O'Luingsigh (anglicised Longsy, Linskey, Linch, and Lynch),
O'Moran, and O'Mathghamhna (O'Mahon, MacMahon). O'Garvey and O'Hanvey,
were chiefs of Hy-Eachach Coba, now the barony of "Iveagh." 2. MacAongusa,
chief of Clan Aodha or Clan Hugh, the tribe name of the family. (The MacAongusa,
or Guinness, MacGuinness, and Magenis, had the baronies of Iveagh, and Lecale, and
part of Mourne ; and were lords of Iveagh, Newry, and Mourne. They were the
head of the Clan-na-Rory in Ulster). 3. MacArtan, chief of Cinel Fogartaigh, now
the baronies of *' Kinelarty," and Dufferin. 4. O'Duibheanaigh (Devany, Duflfeny,
Dooney, Downey), chief of Cinel Amhalgaidh, now "Clanawley," in the county Down.
5. MacDuileachain or O'Duibhleachain (Doolecan or Doolan), chief of Clan Breasail
MacDuileachain, near Kinelarty, in the barony of Castlereagh. 6. O'Coltarain,
(Coleton, Coulter), chief of Dal Coirb, in the barony of Castlereagh. 7. O'Flinn, and
O'Domlinallain or O'Donnellan, chiefs of Hy-Tuirtre : a people seated on the east side
of the river Bann and Lough Neagh in Antrim ; and descended from Fiachra Tort,
grandson of King Colla Uais. Hy-Tuirtre comprised the baronies of Toome and Antrim,
and was afterwards known as northern Clanaboy. 8. O'Heire (Eric, Earc, Hirk), chief
i,3f Hy-Fiachra Finn, in the barony of Massarene. 9. O'Criodain (Credan, Creden, and

* Ulidia: The name "Uladh" was applied to the province of Ulster, but in after times was con-
ined, as mentioned in the chapter on a large territory on the east of Ulster, called Ulidia.
Dhis territory wag also called Dalaradia (dal : Irish, a part or portion, and Araidhe, a man's name),
ignifying the descendants of Araidhe, a king of Ulster in the third century ; and comprised the present
ounty Down, with a great portion of Antrim, extending from lubhar or Newry, Cariingford Bay, and
he Mourne mountains, to Slieve Mis mountain in the barony of Antrim ; thus containing, in the south
nd south-east parts of Antrim, the districts along the shores of Lough Neagh and Belfast Lough,
i| larrickfergus, and the peninsula of Island Magee to Lame ; and thence in a line westward to the river
'•ann. The remaining portion of the county Antrim obtained the name of Dalriada. L'lidia is remark-
bleasthe scene of St. Patrick's early captivity (it being there that he was sold as a'slave to a chieftain
amed Milcho, whose flocks he tended near Mis mountain), and is celebrated as the place where he
lade the first converts to Christianity; and finally, as the place of hie death and burial. He died at

t abhal, afterwards the parish of "Saul;" and was buried in the cathedral at Dune, which, in consc-

! uence, was called Dunepatrick or "Downpatrick."— Connkllan.


Creed), chief of Machaire Maedhaidh, now the parish of " Magheramisk," in the
barony of Massarene. 10. O'Haodlia, O'Hugh or Hughes, chief of Feammhoighe or
Fernmoy, a district in the county Down, on the borders of Antrim, in the barony of
Lower Iveagh. 11. O'Caomliain* or Kevin, chief of Magh Lini, dow Moylinny, a district
in the barony of Antrim. 12. O'Machoiden, chief of Mughdhorn or Moume. 13.
O'Laclmain or O'Loughnin, chief of Modharn Beag or Little Mourne. In addition to
those clans given by O'Dugan, the following clans in Ulidia are given from other
authorities : — 14. MacGee or Magee, of Island Magee. 15. MacGiolla-Muire (Mac-
Gillmore or Gilmore), who possessed the districts of the great Ards. 16. MacRory or
Eogers, chiefs of Kiilwarlin. 17. O'Kellyof Clanbrasil Mac Coolechan, in the county
Down. IS. Ward or Mac Ward. 19. Gowan (gohha : Irish, a hlachsmith) and Mac-
Gowan (modernized " Smith," " Smeeth," and "Smythe") were of the Irian race and
of the Clan-na-Rory, and were mostly expelled by the English into Donegal, whence
large numbers of them emigrated to the county Leitrim, and more lately to the county
Cavan. Dal Buinne, a district in Ulidia, was not given by O'Dugan ; but it was
situated on the borders of Down and Antrim, and contained the parish of Drumbo, in
Down, with those of Lisburn, Magheragall, Magheramask, Glenavy, Aghalee, and
Aghagallen, in Antrim. The Dal Buinne were of the Irian race.

In the fourteenth century, Hugh Buidhe O'Neill, prince of Tyrone, with his
forces, crossed the Bann and took possession of the northern part of Ulidia, which,
from its being possessed by his posterity, who were caUed Clan Aoclh Buidhe, was
anglicised "Clanaboj^" or "Clandeboy." This territory was divided into North
Clanaboy and South Clanaboy. A part of North Clanaboy also obtained the name of
*' Brian Carragh's Country," from its having been taken from the O'Neills by a cliief
of the MacDonnells, who was called Brian Carragh. South Clanaboy comprised the
baronies of Ards, Castlereagb, Kinelarty, and Lecale; and extended, according to Mac-
Geoghegan, from the Bay of Dundrum to the Bay of Carrickfergus on Belfast Lough.

(&) The New Settlers in Down and Anteim,

Or Ulidia.

John De Courcy with his forces overran a great part of OrgiaU and Ulidia ; and
for a period of twenty years carried on an incessant warfare with the native chii '
As already mentioned, he fixed his head-quarters at Downpatrick. After De Co
had been driven out of Ireland by his great rivals, the De Lacys, lords of Meath, tl
latter obtained possession of Ulidia, and were created earls of Ulster. The De Burgos
next became possessors of Ulidia, and earls of Ulster ; which title and possessions
afterwards passed to the Mortimers, earls of March, in England. The chief settlers
in Ulidia, under De Courcy and his successors, were those of Audley, Bisset, Copeland,
Fitzsimon, Chamberlain, BagnaU, Martell, Jordan, Mandeville, Riddle, RusselJ,
Smith, Staunton, Logan, Savage, Walsb, and White. In the reign of Queen JNfary,
the Fitzgeralds, earls of Kildare, obtained Leath Chathail or " Lecale," a well-known
barony in the county Down, anciently called Magh Inis or the Insular Plain.


(c) The Modern Nobility in Down and Antrim,

Or Ulidia.

The following noble families in more modern times settled in the county Down : — )
Hamilton, barons of Clanaboy and earls of Clanbrassil. Montgomery, earls of Mount
Alexander, in the barony of Ards. Cromwell, viscounts of Ardglass — a title after-
wards possessed by the Barringtons. Hill, barons of Kilwarlin, viscounts of Hills-
borough, and now marquises of Downshire. Annesley, barons of Glenawley, and
viscounts Annesley of Castlewellan. Rawdon, Hastings, earls of Moira. Jocelyn,
barons of Clanbrassil, and earls of Roden. Stewart, viscounts Castlereagh, now mar-
quises of Londonderry. Dawney, viscounts of Down. Ward, barons of Bangor.

* O^Caomhain: See the " Coen" pedigree for another family of this name, in Ireland.


Needham, earls of Kilmorey, and viscounts of Newry and Mourae. Smyth, viscounts
of Strangford. Blackwood, barons of Dufferin, etc.

Down, in Irish "Dun" (signifying a fortress), was in ancient times called Dun-
daleathglas, and afterwards DunPadraic or Downpatrick, from St. Patrick having been
buried there. Down comprised the greater part of ancient Ulidia or Dalaradia ; and
was, in the reign of Edward the Second, formed into two counties, namely, Down,
and the Ards (or Newtown) ; but in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, both were formed
into the present county Down, which got its name from the chief town Dune or
Downpatrick, and is Latinized " Dunum."


(a) The Irish Chiefs and Clans.

The chief clans in Dalriada were as follows :— The O'Cahans, and MacUidhilin or
MacQuillan, who held the territory of the Routes, and had their chief seat at Dunluce.
The MacDonnells of the Hebrides invaded, a.d. 1211, the territories of Antrim and
Derry, where they afterwards made settlements. In the reign of Elizabeth, Somhairle
Buidhe MacDonnell or '* Sorley Boy," as he was called by English writers, — a chief
from the Hebrides, descended from the ancient Irish of the race of Clan Colla, came
with his forces and took possession of the Glynns. After many long and fierce battles
with the MacQuillans, the MacDonnells made themselves masters of the country, and
dispossessed the MacQuillans. Dubourdieu, in his Survey of Antrim, says : — " A lineal
descendant of the chief MacQuillan lives on the road between Belfast and Carrick-
fergus, near the Silver Stream, and probably enjoys more happiness as a respectable
farmer, than his ancestor did as a prince in those turbulent times." The Mac-
Donnells were created earls of Antrim. The O'Haras, a branch of the great family of
O'Hara in the county Sligo, also settled in Antrim ; and several families of the O'Neills.
The other clans in this territory were the O'Siadhails or Shiels ; the O'Quinns,
O'Furries, MacAUisters, MacGees or Magees, etc.

(c) The Modern Nobility in Dalriada.

I The following have been the noble families in Antrim, in modern times : — The
viscounts O'Neill ; Chichester, earls of Belfast, and marquises of Donegal ; earl Mac-
Cartney, baron of Lisanoare ; Clotworthy, and Skeffington, earls of Massareene ; and
Vaughan, barons of Lisburn.

Antrim was formed into a county in the reign of King Edward the Second : and
took its name from the chief town, in Irish Aendruim, which is said to signify the
"Handsome Hill:" from *' Aen" or "Aon," excellent, and "druim," a hill. It is
Latinized "Aendromia" and "Antrumnia."

'^Dalriada: This ancient territory comprised the remaining portion of the county Antrim, not
mentioned under Ulidia in the last chapter, together with a small part of the present county Derry : as
Dunboe, now the parish of Dunboe, in the barony of Coleraine, county Derry, was (according to the
Four Masters) in ancient Dalriada. As elsewhere mentioned, this territory wag named after Cairbre
Riada, son of Conaire(or Conary)the Second, Monarch of Ireland, in the second century. Dalriada is
connected with some of the earliest events in Irish history. In this district, according to our old
Annalist?, the battle of Murbolg was fought between the Nemedians and Fomorians. two of the earliest
colonies who came to Ireland ; and here Sobairce, Monarch of Ireland, of the race of Ir, lonLr before the
Christian era, erected a fortress in which he resided ; which, after him, was called Dunsobairce or the
Fortress of Sobairce, now " Dunseverick," which is situated on a bold rock iirojectintf into the sea near
ihe Giants' Causeway. And it is mentioned by the Four Masters that at this fortress of Dunseverick,
Roitheachtach, No. 47, page 353, was killed by lightning. In after times, the chief O'Cathain had his
castle at Dunseverick, the ruins of which still remain. 'Dalriada was divided into two large districts :
l8t, " The Glynns" (so called from its consisting of several iarje glens), which extended from Olderfleet
or Lame to the vicinity of Ballycastle, along the sea-shore ; and contained the barony of Glenarm, and
part of Carey ; 2nd. " The Routes," called Reuta or Ruta, which comprehended the baronies of Dimluce
and Kilconway.— CoNNELLAN.


7.— TIRO WEN.*

" ""^ (a) The Irish Chiefs and Clans.

The chiefs and clans of Tir-Owen, and the territories they possessed in the twelfth
century, as given by O'Dugan, are as follows : — 1. O'Neill and MacLoglilin ,as princes.
2. O'Cahan, of the race of Owen, and who was chief of Cianacht of Glean Geibhin (or
Keenaght of Glengiven). The O'Cahans were also chiefs of the Creeve, now the
barony of Coleraine ; and in after times, possessed the greater part of the county
Derry, which was called " OCahan's Country ;" they also, at an early period, pos-
sessed part of Antrim, and had their seat at the castle of Dimseverick. 3. The
O'Connors, who were chiefs of Cianacta before the O'Cahans, and were descendants of
Cian, son of Olioll Oluni, King of Munster : hence their territory obtained the name of
Cianachta, a name still preserved in the barony of "Keenaught," county Derry.
4. O'Duibhdlorma or ODwyorma, sometimes anglicised O'Dermot or O'Dermody, but a
distinct clan from MacDermot, prince of Moylurg, in Connanght. The O'Dwyorma
were chiefs of Breadach which comprised the parishes of Upper and Lower Moville, in
the barony of Innishowen. The name of this district is still preserved in the small
riyer " Bredagh," which falls into Longh Foyle. O'Gormley or Grimly, chief of
Cineal Moain, now the barony of Eaphoe, county Donegal. 6. Moy Ith and CineaJ
Enda, partly in the barony of Eaphoe, and partly in the barony of Tirkeran in Derry.
O'Flaherty places Moy Ith in Cinachta or Keenaught. According to O'Dugan, the
following were the chiefs of Moy Ith :— O'Boyle, O'Mulbraisil, O'Quinn, and O'Kenny.
7. O'Brcder, O'Mnlhalland O'Hogan, chiefs of Carruic Bachuighe, still traceable by the
name ' ' Carrickbrack," in the barony of Inishowen. 8. O'Hagan, chief of Tullaghoge in
the parish of Desertcreight, barony of Duugannon, and county Tyrone. 9. ODonegan
or Dongan, MacMurcliadli or MacMorough, O'Farrell or Freel, and MacRory or Mac-
Rogers, chiefs of Tealach Ainbith and of Muintir Birn, districts in the baronies of Dun-
gannon and Strabane. 10. O'Kelly, chief of Cineal Eachaidh or Corca Eachaidh,
probably "Corcaghee," in the barony of Dungannon. 11. O'Tierney, and O'Kieran
chiefs of Fearnmuigh. 12. O'Duvany, Oh-Aghmaill or O'Hamil, and O'Heitigen or
Magettigan, chief of three districts called Teallach Cathalain, Tealach Duibhrailbe, and
Tealach Braenain. 13. O'Mulfoharty, and O'Heodhasa or O'Hosey, chiefs of Cineal
Tighearnaigh. 14. O'Cooney, and O'Bailey (Bayly, or Bailie), chiefs of Clan Fergus.
15. O'Murchada, O'Murphy, and O'Mellon, chiefs of Soil Aodha-Eanaigh. 16. MacFet
ridge, chief of Cineal Feraidaigh, in the north of Tyrone. In the Annals of the Four
Masters, under a.d. 1185, mention is made of Gillchree.-t MacCathmhaoil (MacCampbell
or MacCowell), head chieftain of the Cineal Fereadaidh, who was slain by O'Negnaidh

* Tirmven: After the conquest of Ulster by (he three Collas, this territory was comprised within the
Kingdom of Orgiall ; lut Niall of the Kine 'Hosta<,^es, the I26th Monarch of Ireland, conquered tha*
part of it called the " Kingdom of Aileach," of part of which (Tirowen) his son Eoghan or Owen, and ol;
the other part (Tirconnell), his other son, Conail Gulban, were the first princes of the Hy-Niall sept.i
In after ages the territory of Tirowen expanded by conquest, so as to comprise the present counties ol
TjTone and Derry, the peninsula of Inishowen (situate between Foyle and Lough Swilly),and thtj
greater part of the barony of Eaphoe, in the county Donegal. This ancient territoi-y is connected with
eome of the earliest events in Irish history. The' lake now called Lough Fovle, according to Keating!
and O'Flaherty, suddenly burst forth in the reisn of the Monarch Tiernmas, No. 41, page ^54, and;
overflowed the adjoining plain, which was called Magh Fuinsidhe. This lake, mentioned in the Annals
of the Four Jlasters as Loch Feabhail Mic Lodain, obtained its name from Feabhail (or Foyle), son oi
Lodan, one of the Tua-de-Danan chiefs, who was drowned in its waves. In this territory, on a high hill
or mountain called Grianan. on the eastern shore of Lough Swilly, south of Inch Island, was situated tht
celebrated fortress called the Grianan of Aileach (from "Grianan," o palace ox royal residence, and
" Aileach" or " Oileach," which signifies a stone fortress), This fortress was also called " Aileach Neid"
or " Oileach Neid," frcm Neid, one of the Tua-de-Danan princes ; and was for many ages the seat of thf
ancient Kings of Ulster. It was built in a circular form of great stones without cement, of immense
strength, in that style called " Cyclopean" architecture ; and some of its extensive ruins remain to this
day. It was demolished, a.d. 1101, by Murtogh O'Brien, King of Munster and the l&Oth Monarch ol
Ireland. This palace of Aileach is supposed to have been the " Regia" of Ptolemy, the celebrated
Greek geogragher, in the second century ; and the river marked " Argita" on his map of Ireland, is
considered to have been the Finn, which is the chief branch of the Fovle river. The territorj- sur-
roundmg the fortress of Aileach obtained the name of Moy Aileach or the I lain of Ely. Tirowen was
peopled by the race of Owen or the Clan Owen, some of whom, on the introduction of sirnames, took
the name of " O'Neill," from their ancestor Niall Glundubh, the 170th Monarch of Ireland ; and somt
of them, the name MacLoghlin, from Lochlan, one of the Kings of Aileach. Some of the MacLoghlins,
aunng the eleventh and twelfth centuries, were princes of Tirowen, and some of them were Monarchf
of Ireland. Altogether, according to O'Flaherty, sLxteen of the Clan Owen were Monarchs of Ireland.



or O'Neney, aided by Muintir Chaonain or the O'Keenans. That Gillchreest Mac-
Cathmhaoil, was also head chieftain of clan Aongus, clan Dubhinreacht. clan Fogarty
O'Ceannf hoda, and clan Colla of Fermanagh — " the chief of the councils of the north
of Ireland." These Cathmhaoils were a powerful clan in Tyrone, and many of them in
Monaghan, Louth and Armagh. 18. The claus of Maolgeimridh (Mulgemery, or Mont-
gomery) and of Maolpadraig or Kilpatrick, who possessed the two districts of Cineal
Fereadaidh (or Faraday), in the east of Tyrone. 19. Muintir Talthligh of Hy-Laoghaire
of Lough Lir, a name anglicised MacTully or Tully. 20. O'Hanter or Hunter, chiefs
of Hy-Seaain. "•

The following chiefs and clans, not given by O'Dugan, are collected in Connellan's
Four Masters, from various other sources : 1. O'Criochain or O'Crehan (mentioned in
the Annals of the Four Masters, under a.d. 1200), chief of Hy-Fiachra, a territory
which comprised the parish of Ardstraw, and some afljoining districts in Tyrone.
2. O'Quinn, chief of Moy Lugad and of Siol Cathusaigh (a quo Casey), as given by the
Four Masters, under a.d. 1218. Moy Lugad, according to the Books of Lecan and Bally-
mote, lay in Keenaght of Glengiven, county Derry. 3. The O'Cearbhallins (O'Carolans,
or Kerlins), a name sometimes anglicised " Carleton," were chiefs of clan Diarmaida,
now the parish of Clandermod or Glendermod, in Derry. 4. The O'Brolaclians, by some
changed to Bradley, etc., were a branch of the Cineal Owen. 5. MacBlosgaidh or
MacClosky, a branch of the O'Cahans, was a numerous clan in the parish of Dungiven
and the adjoining localities. 6. O'Devlins, chief of Muintir Dubhlin, near Lough iSeagh,
on the borders of Derry and Tyrone. 7. The O'Looneys, chiefs of Muintir Loney, a
district known as the Monter Loney Mountains in Tyrone. 8. O'Connellan, chief of
Crioch Tullach in Tyrone. 9. ©'Donnelly, chiefs in Tyrone, at Ballydonnelly and other
parts. 10. O'Nena [ean ; Irish, a bird), O'Neny or MacNeny were chiefs of Cineal Naena,
in Tyrone, bordering on Monaghan ; of this family was Count O'Neny of Brussels, in
the Austrian service, under the Empress Maria Theresa. 11. O'Flaherty, lord of
Cineal Owen, but a branch of the great family of O'Flaherty in Connaught.
12. 0' Murray, a clan in Derry. 13. MacShane (a name anglicised "Johnson"), a clan

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