The O'Brien Genealogies
Written in Irish in 1762 A.D. Based
on an earlier book by Hugh boy Mac Curtin
in 1608 A.D.
Translated from Irish Ms. by Standish O'Grady
Here follows a piece of the history of Brian's Seed:-
One year it wanted of there being 5200 years elapsed from creation of the World until Patrick came to preach the faith in Ireland, anno mundo 5199.
Laegaire s. of Niall-of-the-nine-Hostages it was that at Patrick's advent was monarch of Ireland, and Carthann finn s. of Blod s. of Cas that was k. of Thomond:-
From Christ's nativity (a pleasant computation 'tis) four hundred years and ninety, to which again add farther three, down to Patrick the apostle's death there were.
From Patrick's decease [+493] to Brian-of-the-Tribute's death [sl. 1014] was 521 years; whence the poet said:-
From Christ his birth to Kennedy's son Brian's death there were four years upon then imposed, following a thousand beside them set apart [1000 + 4 + 10].
Successive Lords of Thomond:-
From Brian-of-the-Tribute's death, as above, until Donough his son [was deposed and] went on a pilgrimage to Rome [where he died] anno Christi 1064, was fifty years.
Thence to Turlough m. Teigue m. Brian's d. [+1086] was twenty-two years; the same was k. of Ireland.
From his d. to Murtough More's [+1119] was thirty-three years.
[Here should come Conor na Cathrach m. Dermot +1142, and Turlough m. Dermot +1167].
From Murtough More's d. to that of Donall More, k. of the Southern Half [+1194], was seventy-five years.
From his d. to Donough cairbreach's [+1242] was forty-eight years.
From Donough's d. to Conor na siudaine's [sl. 1268] was twenty-six years.
From Conor's d. to that of Brian Rua his s. [sl. 1277] was nine years, during which he enjoyed the lordship of Thomond.
Turlough [of 'the triumphs'], s. of Teigue-of-Narrow-water, s. of Conor na siudaine [+1306], was for twenty-nine years lord of Thomond; who also originally built the castle of Clonroad, the abbey of Ennis, and indeed Ennis itself.
Donough m. Brian Rua for seven years was l. of Thomond, and eventually was drowned in the river Fergus .
Donough m. Turlough-of-the-Triumphs held the lordship for four years and three quarters. Him Murrough mainchin slew in treason [on Slievecarn, 1311].
Murtough m. Turlough-of-the-Triumphs spent thirty-who years in the rule of Thomond [+1343].
Dermot m. Turlough-of-the-Triumphs ruled for twenty-five years [+1364].
Mahon-of-Maenmaa m. Murtough above, for eight years [+1369].
Brian-of-the-battle-of-Aenach m. Mahon-of-Maenmaa ruled for thirty-six years. By him the O'Briens-of-the-Cmarachs were banished into the Decies of Munster [+1399].
Conor m. Mahon-of-Maenmaa was l. of Thomond. In the year 1407 the first of Brian's seed, with his sons, migrated over Shannon to Carrigogunnell [+1426].
Teigue-the-Bonesplitter m. Brian-of-the-Battle had twenty-three years in the lordship of Thomond [in 1438 he was deposed by Mahon dall his brother, and +1444].
Mahon dall m. Brian-of-the-Battle had five years and a half [in 1446 he was deposed by Turlough his brother and Mac William of Clanrickard, and 1460].
Turlough bog m. Brian-of-the-Battle ruled Thomond for three years [+1459].
Donough m. Mahon dall had the lordship of Thomond for two years [he was deposed by Teigue-of-Coad, and + ].
[Teigue-of-Coad mac Turlough bog ruled in Thomond for seven years and +1496].
Conor na srona m. Turlough bog tor thirty years was lord [+1426].
The Gilladuff, whose real name was Turlough Oge m. Turlough bog, was lord for three years [+1499].
Turlough donn m. Teigue-of-Coad was for twenty-nine years in the lordship of Thomond [+1528].
Conor m. Turlough donn, for twelve years [+1539].
Murrough [the Tanist] m. Turlough donn, first earl of Thomond, for twelve years [+1551].
Donough More m. Conor m. Turlough donn, second earl, a year and three quarters. He began the white castle of Clonroad [+1553].
Donall cleireach m. Conor m. Turlough donn was for five years l. of Thomond [+1579].
Conor m. Donough More m. Conor above, third earl, he it was that finished the white castle of Clonroad, and he was l. of Thomond for twenty-two years and a half [+1580].
Donough m. conor m. Donough More m. conor m. Turlough donn, fourth earl, extant presently anno Christi 1608.
Here follows the Earl of Thomond's Pedigree:-
Donough [fourth earl], Teigue and Donall (it was Una, dau. of Turlough m. Murray m. donall, styled 'mac-i-Brien of Duharra,' that was mo. of these), sons of
Conor iarla (whose mo. was Ellen butler, dau. of Pierce f. James f. Edmond; mo. also of Turlough that was hanged in Galway [26 of May, 1581], and of Teigue that died in his bed ).
s. of Donough More, that in Clonroad was sl. by his brethren, and whose mo. I cannot find recorded by my author (Honora, dau. of Ulick Burke first earl of Clanrickard, was this Donough's mo.).
s. of Conor (whose mo. was Rynalt, dau. of John m. Sheeda m. Maccon m. Lochlainn m. Cumea Mac Conmara).
s. of Turlough donn (whose mo. was Annabel Burke, dau. of Ulick f. Ulikc-of-the-Wine.).
s. of Teigue-of-Coad, (whose mo. was Kathleen burke, Mac Walter of Tuoleagh's dau.).
s. of Turlough bog (whose mo. was Slaney, dau. of Lochlainn Mac Conmara; mo. also of Teigue-the-Bonesplitter, of Mahon and of Turlough)
s. of Brian-of-the-battle-of-Aenach (whose mo. was Una, Felim-of-the-Hospitality O'Conor's dau., as the poet said:-
A man that in spite of the English is risen, Brian O'Brien; foe to foreigners is Una's son of the ridged seapons, the men of Thomond's impetuous bull)
s. of Mahon-of-Maenmaa (whose mo. was More, dau. of Maccon m. Lochlainn m. Cumea More Mac Conmara; which Mahon it ws that on the English of the county Limerick imposed a grinding 'black rent,' viz., sixty marks at Hallowtide. Now I find my author stating in another place that it was Mac Conmara's dau. Edina that was Mahon-of-Maenmaa's mo.)
s. of Murtough-of-dun-na-sciath (whose mo. was Saby, dau. of O'Kennedy i.e., Philip mac Gillakevin, according to this quatrain:-
O Saby's son Murtough, that which we express thou hearest; the sense thereof is good - its prifitable import understand - and do thou [by thy conduct] ratify mine utterance)
s. of Turlough-of-the-Triumphs (whose mo. was Finnuala, dau. of Kennedy m. Kennedy m. Murrough-of-the-Horses m. Brian dall O'Brien)
s. of Teigue-of-narrow-Water (whose mo. was Mac Conmara's dau., More, ut dixit:-
Thou More, O mother of my king, to my grief yield a place of honour with thine own! in weeping for Teigue - a dreadful circumstance - sorely my woe hath scorched me, More!)
s. of Conor-of-the-wood-of-Siudan (whose mo. was Saby, dau. of O'Kennedy i.e., Donough-of-the-Chessboard)
s. of Donough cairbreach (whose mo. was Urlacham, dau. of the k. of Leinster, ie., Dermot Mac Murrough, as this quatrain affirms:-
How to praise any but the son of Urla with the wavy hair, I know not; no quatrain but Donough's know I how to make, as I address his curly head that is as a soft fringe)
s. of Donall More, k. of the Southern Half and claimant of cliu mail (whose mo. was O'Fogarty's dau. Rynalt)
s. of Turlough (whose mo. was More, dau. of O'Mulloy i.e., Gillabride, chief of Kinel fiachrach and Fircall, as the poet said:-
High-couraged O'Mulloy's dau. More was Turlough mac Teigue's mother; both regions he frequented, that chief that did battle with English knights)
s. of Dermot (whose mo. was Teigue Mac Carthy's dau. Saby)
s. of Turlough (to whom O'Mulloy's dau. More above was mo., whereas the foregoing Turlough mac Dermot's mo. was More dau. of O'Conor ie., Rory, k. of Connacht)
s. of Teigue (whose mo. was Eochrait dau. of Carolus m. Olioll finn chief of Kinelea)
s. of Brian-of-the-Tribute [boruma]: whose mo. was Bebinn dau. of Eochy m. Murrough m. Maenach, k. of west-Connacht, ut dixit poeta:-
Son of Bebinn of the fragrant lips - how should his followeres be too few? never had she imagined that Ireland's heritage, to be won by the strong hand, awaited him.
Bormla finn, dau. of Murrough m. Finn, k. of Leinster, was mo. of Brian-of-the-Tribute's s. Donough, of Sitric s. Amlaff cuaran k. of the Dublin Danes, and of Conr s. of Melachlainn k. of Ireland.
Here is the ramification of Brian-of-the-Tribute's children:-
Brian had six sons: Murrough, Conor, Flann, issueless all three, whose
mo. was More, dau. of Eyne m. Clereach m. Edalach, chief of Hy-Fiachrach-
Aidhne, ut dixit poeta:-
Handsome Eyne's daughter More was comely Murrough's mother; her
treasured secret she forgot not: three sons she bore to Brian.
Teigue, donough and Donall, were the three that had issue.
Understand that Brian's mo., Bebinn, had two sisters: Caineach and Crescha. i.e., Caineach a qua the clancoscrach, otherwise the O'Heas of the Corcach; Crescha a qua the clanmulrony, according to the poem that begins with 'Cicarane's daughter Cianogue....'
It was this Gormla whom we have mentioned, Murrough m. Finn's dau., namely, that took the three famous leaps anent which it was indited:-
Three leaps they were that gormla leaped, such as for ever no woman more shall leap: a leap in Dublin and one at Tara; a third at Cashell, excelling other women all.
For said Gormla belonged to Amlaff cuaran, that was styled king of the Dublin Danes, until she bore Sitric m. Amlaff: Melachlainn king of Ireland had her until she bore Conor m. Melachlainn; and Brian-of-the-Tribute, until she bore Donough m. Brian. From her also the dissension out of which the battle of Clontarf grew had its origin.
Brian's s. Teigue above had one s. Turlough, monarch of Ireland. Turlough had two: Murtough More, monarch, and Dermot k. of Munster. Murtough More had two: Mahon, a quo Clanmahon of Corcavaskin; Donall, a quo clan-Donall-na-ndarach and clan-Turlough-donn, ut dixit:-
Murtough More of the white battlements, his seed 'tis befitting that we count up; a host they are that in time of foray are not gentle, and of them the great Clanmahon are.
A great gathering and convention of all Ireland, lay and cleric and the learned, to Cashel for the purpose of constituting Ireland's law and rule on this footing:-
(i) that for all time neither laicised clerk nor cleric should make traffic of god's church
(ii) that neither to king nor to chief for ever should the church in Ireland pay either rent or tribute
(iii) that in Ireland laics should not be erenachs, nor two erenachs [at the one time] belong to the same church, unless it were a church set where two provinces march
(iv) that no erenach of any church in Ireland should have a wife
(v) that any having committed whether [simple] murder or parricise [tribal murder] no more should find sanctuary
(vi) that neither cleric's nor poet's misdemeanour should be brought before lay authority
(vii) that in Ireland none should have to wife either his father's wife or his grandfather's, either his sister or his daughter; or his brother's wife, or any woman at all thus near akin.
The foremost men and high-counsellors busied with holding of this council were: Ireland's monarch, Murtough More, and Dermot his brother, King of Munster; Mulmurry O'Dunane (by the Pope's authority high-legate, arch-bishop and archpresbyter, of this island of Ireland), accompanied by many bishops and clerks of Ireland. All these, both king and bishop, with laymen, clerics and the erudite, pronounced their mailson on all and every such as, down to the world's final end and the very Judgment, should resist this statute or enactment.
Dermot, bro. to Murtough More, his sons were: Conor na cathrach (nick-named slaparshalach), a quo clan-Conor in [the present barony of] Clangibbon in the county Limerick; Turlough, a quo the royal line of Thomond; Teigue, a quo clan Teigue of [the district] called Glae; Dermot, a quo clan-Dermot-finn; [Donough] Bishop of Killaloe, a quo clan-Macanaspick.
Turlough m. Dermot, his sons were these: Donall More, Murtough-of-Donnaskeagh (issueless), Brian-of-the-Mountain, Dermot, Constantine bp. of Killaloe, a quo clan-Constantine. Donall More m. Turlough, last k. over both provinces of Munster, he it was that built the black castle of Adare, the great hall on the south side of the castle, and a castle at Croom, on the Maigue; the abbey of Fermoy, with sixteen other abbeys in Munster, which for his own soul's weal he offered to God and to his monks.
Donall More m. Turlough, his sons were: Murtough finn k. of Munster (sic), a quo clan-Murtough-finn; Conor Rua, Donough cairbreach k. of Thomond, so called from fosterage in ui Chairbre aobhda in Kenry; Turlough finn, a quo clan-Turlough-finn and the Bloods of Munster; Donall connachtach, a quo clan-Donal-connachtach; Brian boirneach, a quo clan-Brian-boirneach; Conor gusanach, a quo clan-Conor-gusanach; Murtough dall, a quo clan-Murtough-dall; Dermot fidhnaide, a quo clan-Dermot-fidhnaide.
Donough cairbreach m. Donall More, his sons are these: Conor na siudaine k. of Thomond, a quo the seed of Brian Rua in Duharra, called na siudaine because in the wood of Siudan he was slain by clan-Donall-connachtach; Turlough, Murtough, Dermot, Teigue dall.
Conor na siudaine, his sons were these: Teigue-of-Narrow-water, Brian Rua, a quo the seed of Brian in Duharra, Murtough.
Teigue m. Conor na siudaine, his sons were these: Turlough More [of the Triumphs] k. of Thomond, and Donall. Undertand that it was this Teigue that at Narrow-water left a retaining-fee on O'Neill's hands, viz., two hundred horses, and that in his time had the name of superlatively being heir presumptive of Ireland.
Turlough More m. Teigue-of-Narrow-wate, a quo [ the narrative which from one of its episodes is called "The Triumphs of Turlough,' his sons were: Donough k. of Thomond; Murtough and Dermot, the same; Conor, and Donall waithneach, so called because in Uaithne [Owny] he was fostered.
This Turlough More it was that for his soul's welfare dedicated the abbey of Ennis, and he that built Clonroad. It was Donough his son that to the poor friars [O.S.F.] for three years assigned the lordship of Thomond [i.e., its revenues] towrds carrying on of the abbey of Ennis; the same also that in Glenqueen treasonablfy was slain by Murrough mainchin m. Mahon m. Donall connachtach. Of which Donough's posterity are the O'Briens of Kells and of Glenqueen. Murtough above, from him the royal line continued, and it was by Dermot that the battle of the abbey of Corcamrua was won against clan-Brian-Rua, ut dixit:-
Twenty battles and one besides, O'Brien palm of the Fergus fought; limestones [ie., castles built of them] to the ground he hurled, by these one-and-twenty battles' good event.
Understand, Reader, that Donough cairbreach was the first upon whom the style of O'Brien ever was conferred; and he that for his soul's sake dedicated 'Donough cairbreach's Abbey' in Limerick.
Murtough m. Turlough More, his sons are these: Mahon-of-Maenmaa, a quo the royal line of Thomond; Turlough mael, and Brian a quo the O'Briens-cunarach in the southern Decies.
Mahon-of-Maenmaa m. Murtough, his sons were: Brian-of-the-battle-of-Aenach, Conor, Teigue bacach. Conor had two sons: Dermot garbh, and Brian Duff a quo the O'Briens of Carrigogunnell.
Mac Mahon's dau. Edina was Mahon-of-Maenmaa's mother. The same Mahon's s. Brian fought the battle of Aenach, in which Garrett f. Maurice f. Thomas earl of Desmond was taken by him; from which battle the sobriquet 'of the battle of Aenach' stuck to him.
Brian-of-the-Battle's sons were: Teigue-of-Glaemore, by whom the b. of Ballaligue was gained against O'Kelly and who died issueless; Mahon dall, a quo the O'Briens dibertha (which two were kings of Thomond); Turlough-the-Goodnatured, a quo the royal line; Brian Oge son of the earl of Desmond's dau., a quo the race of Achrim, and he was Brian-of-the-Battle's fourth son.
Turlough-the-Goodnatured it was that on James fitz Garret earl of Desmond inflicted the rout of Glenogra, and won the b. of Carrigafoyle. His sons were three: Teigue-of-Coad (i.e., a nome loci), Donough bp. of Killaloe, Conor-of-the-Nose, the Gilladuff [black lad] whose proper name was Turlough Oge, Mahon, Murrough, Kennedy, Brian geannncach, Murtough beg.
Of all this progeny of Turlough-the-Goodnatured, Walter Burke's dau. Kathleen was mother. Teigue-of-Coad (for he was senior of them) sat in Inchiquin; Conor-of-the-Nose, in Shallee; Donough the bp., in Cahirkelly; Murrough, in Ballygriffy; Turlough Oge, nicknamed the Gilladuff, in Ballymacdowda; Mahon, In Kilclancy; Kennedy, Brien geanncacn, d.s.p.
Teigue-of-Coad m. Turlough, his sons were: Turlough donn, Donall, Donough, Murtough garbh, Murrough, Dermot cleireach [the clerk].
Turlough donn was k. of Thomond, by whom also the derout of Moyaliffe was inflicted on the earl of Ormond, and he had his share in the defeat of Knocktuagh. This Turlough's sons are: Conor, k. of Thomond; Donough, tanist of Thomond; Murrough, k. of Thomond; Teigue, that at the ford of Camas on the Suir was killed by Pierce Butlerl Nor was it by any particular act of hostile intent that he was slain, but he got a random ball intended for his army at large. Thus perished Teigue, int he midst of his people; nevertheless, dead as he was they carried hom off from the Butlers and into Thomond, with many herds and much gear. In this fashion they brought Teigue along, lifeless.
Donall m. Teige-of-Coad, his sons were: Brian, Teigue, Conor, Murtough; and his particular share of land is: Tiermacbrian, Carrowduff, and Dunogan.
Donough [the Tanist] m. Turlough-the-Goodnatured sat in Drumfinglas, and his sons were: Murtough, Teigue, Dermot, Brian-of-the-Corcach. This Brian it was that sat in Cahircorcran and in Ballycastle, and his sons were: Mahon, Murrough Rua, Dermot, Conor, Murtough garbh, Teigue-of-the-Beans.
Dermot-the-clerk m. Teigue-of-Coad, that sat in Carrownamaddy, his sons were: Donall-of-Kells, Brian-of-the-Fleet, Murrough-of-the-Termon, donough, Turlough, Murtough garbh (issueless).
Here follows the seed of Brian in Carrigogunnell:- Mahon-of-Maenmaa m. Murtough m. Turlough More m. Teigue-of-Narrow-water m. conor na siudaine, these were his sons: Brian-of-the-battle-of-Aenach, a quo O'Brien; Conor, a quo the O'Briens of Carrigogunnell. Conor had two sons: Dermot and Brian Duff, the former of whom d. leaving very small issue.
Brian Duff m. Conor m. Mahon had one son: Donough m. Brian Duff.
Donough had eleven sons but, with exception of Mahon m. Donough m. Brian Duff, all 'withered,' leaving but very small issue or else girls. Mahon's sons were: donough and Murtough. Murtough had a son: Teigue. Donogh had a great progeny: Donall, conor mael, Brian Duff, Teigue, Dermot, Mahon.
Here follows the race of Mahon-of-Maenmaa m. Murough [etc., as above]:-
This Mahon m. Murtough's sons were: Brian-of-the-Battle, a quo O'Brien and the line of chiefs; Conor, a quo the O'Briens of Carrigogunnell and Pubblebrien, and who for eight years had been 'O'Brien of Thomond':
Turlough, Murtough, Teigue bacach a quo the O'Briens of Ballygirridane, Donall and Donough.
Conor m. Mahon m. Murtough's sons follow: Dermot, Brian Duff, Donall bp. of Limerick.
Murtough m. Mahon had one son: Turlough.
Teigue bacach m. Mahon had a son: Turlough.
Dermot m. Conor m. Mahon d. issueless, all but a very few and girls, as afterwards we will set forth; which Dermot was the senior of Conor m. Mahon's sons.
Brian Duff, second s. of Conor. had one son: Donough m. Brian Duff.
Donough m. Brian Duff's eleven sons follow here:
(i) Brian m. donough was the eldest, whose share of the lands of Pubblebrien was: the ploughland of Ballycahane, and the castle itself; from the stream northwards: being Tieramoney, Lissowen, Clarune, half-ploughland of Ballymillish, Cairaphollig, half-ploughland of Clochachugga, of Barnakyle. And these make Brian m. Donough O'Brien's two ploughlands and a half.
(ii) Donall, his share was: the ploughland of Ballyregan, half-ploughlands of Park and of Selhernane (on which stand the cstle of Derryknockane and the church of Knocknagall), and the half-ploughland of Lemania. And these make Donall m. Donough O'Brien's two ploughlands and a half.
(iii) Murtough Buie, his portion was: the half-ploughlands of Drum-ochane, Kilfinnachta, and Graigue, with the ploughland of Rochestown. And those make his two ploughlands and a half.
(iv) Mahon, his share of Pubblebrien was: the ploughland of Killonochon, the halves of Ballynabrunnoge, Cahirnatanaha, and Ballyhanrahanmore. And these make Mahon's two ploughlands and a half.
(v) Turlough, that was styled erenach of Limerick, his share was: the half-ploughlands of Kildonall, Skehanach, Ballyshane, Ballymurrough, and Knocknaboolaglasha. And those make Turlough's two ploughlands and a half.
(vi) Kennedy, nicknamed 'the Gilladuff,' his share was: the half-ploughlands of Lackanagrenane, Cahirduff, Attyflinn; a half-ploughland in Ballyhanrahanbeg, that half of Boolaglass on which Lissaverra and Lissalewane stand, and that side of Knocknaboolaglasha which is nearest to Kilpeacon.
(vii) Conor cuanach, his share was: the ploughland of Knockdrumasell, the fourth part of Shanachloch, and the ploughland of Tierbuie.
(viii) Murtough, his share was: the ploughland of Ballinvula, the ploughland of Carbad and Macherariach, with another fourth of Shanachloch.
(ix) Teigue, his share was: the ploughlands of Clochkeating and Lachanamintane, the half-ploughland of Annachroche.
(x) Dermot, the treasurer namely, d. issueless.
(xi) Donough, his share was: the ploughland and a half of the hill of grange; the half-ploughlands of Barnageeha and Gurtmannarty, with addition to this latter of seven acres to make a half-ploughland of it; a half-ploughland in Moneynaboola in Aharlach, and his proportion of the ploughland of Cloonhanny in Corcachmore. All other sons also of the series aforesaid have each one his part of Cloonhanny, and of all the lands of Aharlach as well, that is to say: every son of them, along with his share of the lands of Pubblebrien, has as his apportioned lot a half-ploughland of the lands of Aharlach.
Which eleven sons of Donough m. Brian Duff O'Brien withered almost all, leaving very little (if any) issue but female issue; we must however except the fourth one of his sons: Mahon m. Donough m. Brian Duff.
This Mahon's sons were: Murtough m. Mahon and Donough m. Mahon.
Murtough had one son: Teigue. Teigue had two: Turlough and Murrough.
Donough m. Mahon's sons: Donall, Conor mael, Brian Duff, Teigue, Dermot, Mahon.
Donall m. Donough's sons: Donough and Murtough. Conor mael had one: Turlough. Brian Duff, one: Donough.
Teigue m. Donough, he had great progeny: Conor mael, that is in Spain; Donall, that d. in Ireland; Dermot, now living; Turlough and Murrough, extant presently A.D. 1626.
Pedigree of this actual Donough (xi) above:-
Donough m. brian duff m. donough m. Mahon m. Donough m. Brian Duff m. Conor m. Mahon m. Murtough m. Turlough More m. Teigue-of-Narrow-water m. Conor na siudaine and so on.
That Conor mael m. Donough m. Mahon above had one son: Turlough; who also had one: Dermot; who had two: Turlough, now living in Ireland; James, that is 'on the yonside' [abroad], A.D. 1694.
Here you have, out of Hugh buie Mac Curtin's book, the genealogy of Dermot breac O'Brien of the house of Carrigogunnell (of which we have spoken above), together with the pedigree of Murrough O'Brien that was a major-general in France, and of Donall O'Brien his son (first earl of Lismore) that in the year 1754, d. in France.
Dermot (now in Corbally), and Conor, were sons of Dermot m. Annluan m. Donall m. Donough m. Donall m. Donough m. Mahon m. donough m. Brian Duff m. Conor (that for eight years was O'Brien, and was the first to go to Carrigogunnell) m. Mahon-of-Maenmaa.
Donough had three sons: Brian, lord of the Rock [Carrigogunnell], Murtough of Graigue, and Donall above [in the pedigree].
Brother to him was Teigue crotach that migrated to Coshbride; whose w. was Mac-Brien-o-Cuanach's dau.
Another s. to him was Donall that migrated to the Avonmore; a part of whose posterity still is in Hy-Liathain, as: Turlough m. Teigue m. Murrough m. Donall m. Mahon and so on.
Turlough m. Teigue had two sons: John and Brian. Brian had a son: Teigue; who had a son: Turlough; who had two sons: sir John O'Brien, now in France; Owen, that was a captain in the regiment of O'Brien.
The same Teigue m. Turlough m. Teigue had yet another son: Marcus; to whom is s. John, presently a lieutenant in Lord Clare's regiment.
Owen m. Turlough had a son: Murrough O'Brien, major-general in France, and lieutenant-colonel commanding the regiment that lord Clare has now; who has a son: Donall, second-colonel of the regiment of Clare.
Here follows the race of Brian Rua, viz., Mac-i-Brien of Duharra:-
Brian Rua m. Conor na siudaine m. Donough cairbreach m. Donall More his sons were: Donough k. of Thomond, [Murtough,] Donal, Teigue Rua, Turlough Oge.
Donough m. Brian Rua, his sons were: Dermot, k. of Thomond, Conor-of-the-Wilderness, Murtough garbh and Mahon.
Murtough m. Brian Rua, he had one son: Dermot dall.
Donall m. Brian Rua, his sons were: Donough k. of Thomond, Brian Bane k. of Thomond, Teigue-of-Limerick.
Mahon m. Donough m. Brian Rua, his sons were: Brian, Turlough, Murtough.
Brian Bane m. Donall m. Brian Rua, his mo. was Margaret, dau. of Turlough Duff MacMahon. This Brian it was that on combined English and Irish inflicted the defeat of Kealmone; he also that was born at the four-pinnacled well in Hy-Conall-Gaura in Munster, ut poeta dixit:-
To-night a son within this house is born, whose camp shall thickly peopled be; over a four-pinnacled well it is; and he shall be the men of Ireland's mainstay in war.
Brian Bane had a son: Murrough-of-the-Bracken, whose mo. was dau. of Henry Burke.
Murrough had a son: Turlough, whose mo. was O'Kennedy's dau., More, mo. also of Ulick Burke.
Turlough m. Murrough had two sons: Teigue and Brian, whose mo. was Honora, dau. of the Barry-Oge. Teigue m. Turlough had a son: Donall More; who had one: Murtough caech.
Murtough caech had sons: Turlough that was styled Mac-i-Brien of Duharra, and Teigue that sat in Crannag.
Turlough had sons, many and good:
(i) Donough, who d. leaving but a girl
(ii) Murtough, at one and the same time styled bp. of Killaloe and Mac-i-Brien of Duharra [prelate and chief]
(iii) Turlough carrach
(iv) Teigue na buile
It was Donough m. Shane O'Carroll's dau. More that was mo. of all these sons of Mac-i-Brien aforesaid; and it was that chief, their father, who [Donough (i) being dead] divided the country among the rest, thus:-
to (ii) Murtough the bp. he left the chiefry and power of the country
to (iii) Turlough he left Ballinaha and Birdhill, two good castles, with their appurtenance of lands.
to (iv) Teigue na buile he left Kilcolman, a castle, with its lands.
to (v) Murtough-of-the-Axes he left the castle of tuath esa Greine with its lands
to his son-and-heir, to Murtough the bishop, he left Ballycastle, his forbears' ancient hold; also Monerua, the Pallas, and Caherconor (castles all), with their lands; likewise chief's right of exacting sustenance and attendance throughout the country, and (saving always that he used them not wrongfully) that his pleasure should be done by his brethren.
Now since Brian Bane m. Donall m. Brian Rua migrated over Shannon eastwards, this was the third partition that was made of the Duharra country.
Pedigree of the race of Donall Connachtach, s. of Donall More O'Brien that was last k. of Cashel in Munster and Limerick, extracted from Hugh Buie Mac Curtin's book written with his own hand in the year 1714;-
John that presently, A.D. 1714, is in Clunybrian in Duharra, is s. of Teigue m. Murrough m. Mahon m. Teigue m. Donough m. Donall Duff m. Donough-of-the-Glen m. Murrough Riach m. Donall glas m. Turlough m. Brian m. Mahon m. Donall connachtach (so called from fosterage in Connacht) m. Donall More m. Turlough m. Dermot m. Turlough m. Teigue m. Brian-of-the-Tribute.
Let the reader know that now, in this year 1762, there lives a Kendal s. of Kendal O'Brien, direct heir of Clunybrian and of Donall connachtach. It is likely also that this Kendal [the elder] was s. to John m. Teigue [etc.] above, for he was in possession in Clunybrian.
Note: in lord Clare's regiment lately were two brothers, of the house of Currach in Duharra, and of Donall connachtach's race.
Understand, Reader, that the race of Conor na cathrach, senior of the sons of Dermot m. Turlough m. Teigue m. Brian-of-the-Tribute, were they that were chiefs over the whole of Duharra before clan-Brian-Rua m. Conor na siudaine, together with Donall connachtach's race, went to that same country after their banishment by clan-Turlough-of-the-Triumphs.
N.B. It was on the border of Duharra, on loch Derg, that Conor na cathrach had a strong and most notable castle, which by his own order was built when he after his father was k. of Munster; and the same (which is called Caherconor) is still to be seen, for I the writer have seen it in this year 1762.
Farther: my true and Christian testimony I bear that many of that same country's knowledgeable old folk have told me that, according to perpetual and successive oral tradition of the region, it was Conor O'Brien k. of Munster (called also both slaparshalach and na cathrach) that made that castle. That it was for a pleasance and a royal fort that he and his race had it, until by fraud and force they were scattered away to Clangibbon in the county Tipperary and to Coshmaa in the county Limerick;
countries into which, according to all the sennachies and especially according to the account which we have written above, they transplanted.
for, according to said sennachies, it was in Clangibbon that the senior of them dwelt; his house being at Ballysheehan. Offshoots of the same house and senior are both the house of Kylecarroon and the house of Mac-a-Pharson in Brigown.
As touching said senior: here following the reader will find the direct ancestral line that tarried in Ballysheehan, deduced downwards from Conor na cathrach, k. of Munster, to Conor m. Thomas O'Brien +1708; father of Thomas and William O'Brien of Ballinvadda (to which he left no male heir) and grandfather of John m. Thomas O'Brien [now] bp. of Cloyne and Ross.
Here follows the race of Donough Mac Brian-of-the-Tribute, comprising: Mac-Brien-o-Cuanach, Mac-Brien-Aharlach, Kennedy liath of Monemore, the Powers, Eustaces and Plunketts:-
Donough m. Brian was monarch of Ireland, according to some historians, for fifty years; according to others, for forty; accoeding to yet another set, for twenty-six. But at this their descrepancy I incline to wonder all the less that I myself possess [i.e. could cite] sixteen warrantable authors, of whom no two together agree as to the count of time elapsed from Creation of the World to Incarnation of your Saviour; but no matter: both the one and the other took place for all that. Which Donough was ancestor of the seed of Brian in Hy-Cuanach; also of the Hy-Donough, called Brian's seed in Aharlach, as this quatrain states:-
Both these clan-Brians, by whom from force of habit the venerable churches are magnified - whose deeds were done upon the hills of Tal - most asuredly are of Donough's seed.
Here follows another quatrain, tending to establish that the Powers and Plunketts are of the same stock:-
In the old Powers is Brian's seed, and from the one tree's root they grew; they are a king's strength come to noble eliu Mail, and a seed produced from the same soil.
Donough m. Brian-of-the-Tribute had twelve sons; all withered however, excepting only three: Lorcan, Murrough-of-the-short-Shield (who like any of the rest is enumerated in the poem called the reim rigraidhe and Donall Bane.
Murrough-of-the-short-Shield, roydamna of Ireland and k. of Thomond, was killed by the men of Teffia the year after Hugh O'Conor the k. of Connacht's death. O'Hara's dau. Edina was this Murrough's w., and mo. of Brian-of-Glanmire.
Lorcan m. Donough m. Brian had two sons: Conor and Kennedy. The Kinelowen slew Conor, and Kennedy fell in the battle of Donough s. of 'the Cock' O'Rourke, in the battle of Monecrunnoge namely A.D. 1084.
Murrough-of-the-short-shield had one son: Brian-of-Glanmire, who from being sl. in that place had that sobriquet. Said Brian had four sons:
Conor, Donall remhar, Kennedy and Donough.
Conor m. Brian-of-Glanmire's sons were: Conor, a quo clan-Brian-donn m. conor; and Teigue corrfiachlach a quo clan-Teigue-corrfiachlach. Donall remhar m. Brian, from him are clan-Donall-remhar. Kennedy m. Brian, from him are clan-Kennedy-of Drum, i.e., of Drumicrenane hard by Drumalga in Cuanach. Donough m. Brian had one son: Dermot.
Dermot m. Donoughf had three: Mahon, Murtough, Dermot dall.
Murotugh m. Dermot's sons were: Murrough, Thomas and Ricard.
Thomas m. Murtough's sons were: Mahon and Donough. Mahon m. Thomas had one: Teigue. Donough m. Thomas one: Thomas m. Donough.
Ricard m. Murtough's sons were: Geoffrey, Murtough, and Brian a quo clan-Brien-mac-Ricard.
Brian m. Ricard's sons: Dermot, Murrough, donough, Murtough.
Brian dall above, m. Dermot m. donough m. Brian-of-Glanmire: his sons were: Kennedy and Murrough-of-the-Horses. Kennedy is he a quo clan-Brien-Aharlach. Murrough-of-the-Horse's sons were: Thomas, Donall currach, Brian, Dermot, Kennedy.
Brian m. Murrough-of-the-Horses is he a quo clan-Brien-o-Cuanach, and his sons were: Thomas, Donough gall, Conor. Conor m. Brian's sons: Dermot, William, Teigue. William m. Conor's: Conor Rua, Murrough uaithneach, Brian. Teigue m. Conor's sons: Murrough, Donough, Mahon, Murtough Rua.
Dermot m. Murrough-of-the-Horses is he a quo clan-Dermot.
Thomas m. Murrough-of-the-Horses had one son: Teigue; who had one, Turlough; who had one: Mahon.
donall carrach m. Murrough-of-the-Horses had one son: Donough; who had one, Conor. This Conor's sons were: Turlough, Donall, Donough, Teigue. Turlough m. Conor had two sons: Thomas and Turlough Oge.
Teigue m. Conor's sons: Mahon, Dermot, Donall. Dermot m. Teigue's sons: Conor, Murtough, Donall.
Conor m. Dermot m. Teigue's sons were: Brian and Turlough; which latter had four: Donall, Dermot, Kennedy, conor.
Murtough m. Dermot m. Teigue had three sons: Dermot, Murtough Oge and Mahon. Mahon had two: Mahon Oge and Thomas.
Donall m. Turlough m. Conor had three: Turlough, Dermot and Donall Oge.
Kennedy m. Turlough m. Conor, three: William, Kennedy Oge, Donall.
Kennedy Oge m. Kennedy, one: Teigue. Donall m. Kennedy's sons: Dermot, William, Brian, Donough bp. of Emly, Murrough manntach.
Donough the bp. had one son: Murrough; who had two: William More that was Mac-Brian-o-Cuanach, and Brian Oge who also enjoyed the dignity.
Murrough mannatach m. Donall had one son: Dermot, that was Mac-Brian before William More above and Brian Oge his brother.
Murtough Rua m. Teigue m. Conor's sons: Turlough Rua and Mahon.
Turlough Rua had one: Turlough Oge; who had two: Murtough and Teigue an chomraic.
Murtough m. Turlough Oge's sons - but this Murtough was junior to Teigue an chomraic, for Turlough Oge's two sons were: Teigue an chomraic and Murtough [not vice versa as above.]
Teigue an chomraic's sons then were: Turlough, Mahon, Brian (d. issueless).
This Turlough had one son: Teigue, whose race sit in Tuahachluggeen. Mahon m. Teigue an chomraic's sons: Dermot and Teigue.
Teigue m. Mahon's sons were: Turlough liath of Drum, viz., of Drumogrenane, and Conor-of-the-Holy. These two d. issueless, and their share of partitioned land remained to Dermot m. Mahon [their uncle].
Said Dermot m. Mahon's sons were: Mahon, and Murtough (d. issueless).
Mahon m. Dermot's sons: Dermot, Kennedy, Brian More (a bastard). Dermot had one son: Teigue-of-the-War; Kennedy, one: Donough, nicknamed the Gilladuff; Brian More the bastard's sons were: Mahon liath, Conor Riach, Dermot.
As for the progeny of Kennedy and of Brian More the bastard, sons of Mahon m. Dermot: their other bro., Dermot m. Mahon m. Dermot, never by way whether of heritage or of affinity apportioned to them a single sod of their father's or of their grandfather's lands but, according to strict right and inheritance, kept all in his own hands. This kDermot, we repeat, had one son: Teigue-of-the-War.
Murtough m. Turlough Oge m. Turlough Rua's sons were: Conor More, Donall (d. issueless), Donough, William mael (issueless), Brian Oge, mo. of them all was William carrach Burke's dau. Elizabeth from Suirside; and Ricard (issueless), that was styled erenach of Emly and was a bastard, whose mo. was dau. of the ridire aingliseach. The portion of those three that d. issueless fell to Murtough More m. Conor More, their nephew.
Said Conor More it was that first partitioned the lands of Cuanach and evenly distributed them among his brethren. Three shares he made of them, I say, three even thirds, and:-
(i) a third he gave to Murrough Oge's race (that which sits in Grian, in Pallas, and in Ballytrasna) according as they ramify: of the race of which is Murrough caech m. Teigue m. Kennedy m. Brian Buie m. Kennedy-of-Corrachloch (i.e., there he was killed by clan-Brian-Rua, whence the nickname stuck to him) m. Turlough m. Murrough Oge.
(ii) a third of the country he gave to the race of Brian Rua, that sits in Doon, in Ballynachocha and at the Cross.
(iii) the last to himself: Conor More m. Murtough m. Turlough Oge; and to Teigue an chomraic m. Turlough Oge's two sons: Turlough and Mahon [his first cousins].
This Cnor More as above made over to these two sons of Teigue an chomraic a moiety of that which to himself (as his personal share of paritioned land) accrued from the race of Murrough Oge and of Brian Rua, becasue they were his kinsmen senior by descent. Thus against himself [to his own prejudice] conor More gave them one half of the lands in question; and that share of partitioned land which accrued to him from said two sons of Teigue an chomraic, he apportioned between himself and his five brethren; and the division that he made was as follows:-
(i) to Ricard m. Murtough he gave the cartron of Longford, and the sixth part of a free cartron of the lands of Cochphloarta. From himself to said Ricard his bro., Conor More alienated such lands on these terms: that it must be matter of covenant and obligation with him to yield to Conor More as chief, i.e, as Mac-Brian-o-Cuanach, [a becoming] carriage and submission; also sustenance and attendance and rent: said rent and duties to be with respect and reverence paid to him and to his representative after him for ever.
(ii) to Donall m. Murtough, upon terms as aforesaid, he gave a cartron in Clochdalton and a sixth of the lands of Clochphloarty.
(iii) to Donough m. Murtough, on same terms and condition, he gave the cartron of Ballypirreen, another in Knockuavar, one in Kylenamucogue, and a sixth of the free lands of Clochphloarty.
(iv) to Brian m. Murtough likewise he gave the cartron of Kealogue and that of Kilnagunneen.
(v) to William mael (issueless) he gave the cartron of Munavrey, and a sixth of the lands of Clochphloarta, on the same condition.
(vi) to himself: Conor More m. Murtough, as being both eldest bro. and Mac-Brian-o-Cuanach, he gave one cartron of Brackyle in Ballineety, and a sixth of the free lands of Clochphloarta.
This Conor More m. Murtough m. Turlough Oge's sons were: Murtough, that was Mac-Brian-o-Cuancach, whose mo. was Finnuala dau. of O'Mulryan chief of Owny; Kennedy, a bastard, that was bp. of Emly; Turlough, third s., that ws erenach of Emly; Conor Oge, fourth s., whose mo. was Mac Peirce's dau. Ellen Butler. conor More divided the cartron of Brackyle between his three sons Murtough, Turlough, and Conor Oge.
Murtough m. conor More, that for thirty-eight years was Mac-Brian-o-Cuanach, his sons were: Murrough, Kennedy (no issue), William More, Conor mael (a bastard), Owny (a bastard by by O'Moreen's w.). The fourth part of Gortachlareen in the lands of Munavrey was Owny's share from him, for the term of his own life (which Owny died issueless). Conor mael, his share was a third part of the cartron of Longford; and he too d. issueless, as did Kennedy his brother.
Murrough m. Murtough m. Conor More's sons were: Mahon, Brian Oge, Turlough odhar. Mahon and Brian Oge d. issueless; Turlough odhar had one son: Murrough, whose mo. was Celia Fanning.
William More m. Murtough's sons were: Turlough, Annluan, Connla, Kennedy mael and Brian-of-Pollach; whose mo. was Edmond m. Philip O'Dwyer of Kilnamanach's dau. Una. Turlough m. William More had one son: William, whose mo. was More dau. of Teigue m. Murtough O'Brien out of Duharra. Annluan, Connla, Kennedy, d. issueless.
Turlough m. Murtough m. Conor More, his sons were: Murtough, styled Mac-Brian-o-Cuanach, and Turlough (no issue), their mo. being Teigue O'Mulryan's dau. Honora; Conor, the Calvach, another Turlough, Donough Gow, Mahon-of-Aharlach, Kennedy, William granna, Annluan, and Murrough -of-the-Brackens. These all withered issueless, excepting only Murrough, i.e., Mac-Brian, annluan and Murrough-of-the-Brackens.
Murtough m. Turlough i.e., Mac-Brian's sons were: Turlough, that sat in Longfort; Conor, in Clochdalton; the Calvch, Donogh Gow, Kennedy, Teigue; their mo. being Margaret Purcell, dau. of the baron of Luachma.
Annluan m. Turlough's sons by elizabeth Burke, dau. of Mac Walter of Tuaholeagh, were: Turlough, the Calvach, Annluan Oge.
Murrough-of-the-Brackens m. Turlough, his sons by Ellen, dau. of Owny m. Ricard O'Brien that was Mac-Brian in Aharlach, were: Mahon, Brian, William granna, Kennedy.
Here follows Mac-Brian-o-Cuanach's pedigree:-
Murtough [as above] m. Turlough m. Murtough m. Conor More m. Murtough m. Turlough Oge m. Turlough Rua m. Murtough Rua m. Teigue m. Conor m. Brian m. Murrough-of-the-Horses m. Brian dall m. Brian-of-Glanmire m. Murrough-of-the-short-Shield m. Donough m. Brian-op-the-Tribute.
At the time when this Murtough became chief, the year of Our Lord was 1514.
Turlough was chief for thirty-eight years; Murtough, for five; Conor More, thirty-eight; Turlough his son, the erenach, eighteen. Murrough m. Teigue m. Brian, that by Mac Peirce was sl. with a bullet at Pallas, one year only; Teigue m. Turlough m. Teigue an chomraic, twenty-seven years (whose mother was dau. of Brian Duff m. Conor O'Brien from Carrigogunnall); Turlough m. Teigue an chomraic, a half-year.
Here follows the race of Brian Rua in Cuanach and in Ballynachlocha:-
Brian Rua m. Mahon m. Murtough m. conor m. brian m. Murrough-of-the-Horses [etc. as above] had one son: Teigue; who had one: Brian; who had one: William Buie; who had one: Dermot, called Dermot-of-the-Loaves. Now Brian Rua's race, that possessed the third part of Cuanach, d. issueless, excepting only Dermot-of-the-Loaves and Turlough Oge m. Kennedy m. Turlough Oge m. Murtough m. Turlough bacach m. Mahon m. Murtough; whereby it is shewn that brian Rua m. Mahon, a quo clan-Brian-Rua [in Cuanach], and Turlough bacach m. Mahon, a quo the race of Ballynaclocha, were own brothers.
After brian Rua's death, Turlough bacach assumed the whole chiefry and power of clan-Brian-Rua's portion, as regards both land and tribal rights, and proceeded to possess himself of the lands; which were one third of this country of Cuanach, formerly held by Brian Rua's race. Turlough bacach grasped the whole of this land of Brian Rua's, and he [and his successors] have it ever since and until now.
The Man of Ballynachocha is Turlough Oge m. Kennedy m. Turlough Oge m. Murtough m. Turlough bacach m. Mahon m. Murtough [etc. see ped. of Brian Rua above].
The erenach of Kilcurnan is Turlough m. Turlough m. Turlough m. Conor More m. Murtough m. Turlough Oge m. Turlough Rua. Conor More's s. Turlough was erenach of Emly, and from him sliocht an airchinnigh [the erenach's race] from that time to this are designated.
Here follows the race of Kennedy-of-Corrachloch.
This race, called also the race of Murrough Oge, their portion was one third of the entire country of Cuanach, as: from Glashanamnaa to Ballybrian; and from Barnacullane in Slievephelim to coolihanasane by Carrigkettal, on the west side thereof, between Knockgromall and Kilteely, in Clogheen of Teigue-of-the-Barrow's house: for Coolihanasane is part of the lands of Clogheen. 'Kennedy-of-Corrachloch' he was called, because at that spot in Cuanach he was killed by clan-Brian-Rua m. Mahon m. Murtough.
Pedigree of Murrough Oge's race:-
Murrough and Donough are sons of Teigue m. Kennedy m. Brian Buie m. Kennedy-of-Corrachloch m. Turlough m. Murrough Oge.
Donall is s. of Murrough Oge m. Donall m. Brian Buie m. Kennedy-of-Corrachloch m. Turlough m. Murrough Oge.
Here follows the race of Mac Teigue corrfiaclach in Cuanach:-
These are they that are called 'the Dean's race in Cuanach,' which means that Dermot of Emly [through whom they descend] was dean of Emly, his sons being: Donall, called the parson of Galbally, Thomas and Donough.
Clan-a-Pharson [i.e., Donall-the-Parson's sons] were: Mahon, Donough, William (issueless). Mahon m. Donall-the-Parson m. Dermot-of-Emly's sons were: Donough, Mahon, Donall, Teigue, Kennedy; of whom Donall and Kennedy left girls only. Donough m. Mahon had one son: Mahon, who had one: Donough (issueless). Kennedy sat in the Portanes, id est, nomen loci.
Thomas m. Dermot-of-Emly's sons were: Conor Buie and Murtough. Conor Buie had one: Donough, who had Murtough and John-of-the-Carrach; which John had one: Donough.
Donough m. Dermot-of-Emly's sons were: Ricard, called dean of Emly, Donall and Kennedy. Ricard's sons were: Kennedy, Donall (no issue), William and John. Kennedy m. Ricard's sons: Mahon, William, Donough (no issue), Donall (none).
Teigue m. Mahon m. Donall-the-Parson above had one son: Dermot, who also had one: Donall.
Donall m. Donough m. Dermot-of-Emly's sons were: Teigue, Mahon, Donough, Donall (no issue). this Teigue's s. Mahon had one: Teigue.
Kennedy m. Donough m. Dermot-of-Emly had a son: Thomas, who had issue: Conor (no issue) and Mahon, who had one son: Donall.
donough m. Donall-the-Parson had issue: Shane Duff, who had: John, called the Gilladuff, and Donall. The Gilladuff had Donough, Donal (no issue). Donall m. Shane Duff had one son: Mahon.
Thus far then you have Teigue corrfiaclach's race deduced.
Genealogy of Teigue-of-Glae, called also Teigue-of-Aran, and 'Handsome' Teigue:-
[Pedigree:] Murrough m. Turlough m. Donall m. Conor Oge m. Conor Rua m. Dermot More m. donough (a quo clan-Donough) m. Teigue-the-elder m. Dermot m. Donough m. Teigue-of-Glae above (a quo clan-Teigue) m. Dermot m. Turlough m. Teigue m. Brian-of-the-Tribute.
Ramification of Teigue-of-Glae's race:-
[Pedigrees:] Murrough m. Murray m. Donall m. Donall (called cam) m. Donough m. Murtough m. Donall m. Turlough meith m. Murtough m. Donall (called the erenach) m. Donough m. Teigue-the-senior above.
Teigue m. Turlough m. Turlough manntach m. Donough m. Donall m. Turlough meith above.
Shane m. Teigue Oge m. Teigue m. Donall m. Turlough meith; and said Shane had two sons: Donough, Teigue donn.
Donough m. Shane m. Teigue had two sons: Dermot More, and Donall the erenach. This latter had two sons: Murtough and Tomultach.
Murtough, one: Turlough meith, who had three: Dermot, Donall, Mahon.
This Donall had two: Donough, Teigue. Donough, two: Turlough manntach, Donall (called cam). Turlough manntach, four: Dermot, Donall (no issue), Mahon and Turlough Oge. This Turlough had two: Dermot, Teigue.
Mahon had three sons: Turlough manntach, Donall-of-the-War, Teigue.
Donall had a son: Turlough manntach (no issue).
Teigue m. Donall m. Turlough meith had two sons: Teigue, Dermot.
This Teigue m. Teigue, Teigue Oge namely, had three sons: Shane, above, Donough, Turlough.
Descent of the O'Briens of Cloonties and of Movaneen in the barony of Conelloe in the county Limerick:-
Teigue O'Brien, in A.D. 1762, still living and in possession of Cloonties etc., is s. of Shane m. Teigue m. Turlough m. Donough m. Donall m. Teigue m. Murrough(1) m. Turlough m. Donall m. Conor Oge m. Conor m. Dermot More(2) m. Donough (a quo clan-Donough m. Teigue-the-elder, Handsome Teigue) m. Dermot m. Donough m. Dermot m. Conor-of-the-War m. Donough(3) m. Teigue-of-Glae m. Dermot m. Turlough m. Teigue m. Brian-of-the-Tribute.
1. Who had the isle of Aran, and Lettir by Ennis, and twelve ploughlands between Kilmurray and the sea.
2. who from the citizens of Galway received yearly a tribute of twelve tuns of wine in lieu of keeping Galway bay clear of marauders and pirates, for he maintained a considerable number of vessels with their armed crews to guard the bay.
3. who had the isle of Aran, and Lettir and Tromraah in the county Clare.
Here follows the copy of an authentic certificate of the Mayor and Bailiffs of Galway (whose original in in Mr. John O'Brien's hands) in favour of the above Murrough mac Turlogh O'Brien [see XiI.] in queen Elizabeth's time:-
To all Christian people to whom this present writing shall come, we the Mayor and Bailiffs of her Majesty's town of Galway send greeting in our Lord God everlasting. For as much as it is both meritorious, and also the duty of our office, to testify in all matters the truth whereunto we are demanded: know you therefore that we (being required by one Murrough mac Turlough O'Brien of the sept of the Mac Teigues of Arran to testify the truth concerning his ancestors, who were under her Majesty's and her Highnesses predecessors the temporal captains or lords of the islands of Arran, and their territories and hereditaments elsewhere, under the names of Mac Teigue O'Brien of Arran time out of man's memory) do let you know universally, to wit: that during our lives, and as we heard our forefathers declaring of their predecessors before them, that the Mac Teigues of Arran were chief captains and lords in the temporality of the islands of Arran; to whom their underlings were answering thereout for temporal and spiritual rents as thereout was due, which they successively enjoyed time out of mind as aforesaid. And that we have seen the said Murrogh mac Turlough O'Brien, authorised by all his sept as chief of that name, in possession of the premisses as his own lawful inheritance, as more at large doth appear in our books of records. Wherein he continued until of late he was by the usurping power of the O'Flahertys expulsed; from whom it is taken by some inquest found in her Majesty's favour. Moreover, that the sept of Mac Teigue O'Brien of Arran, since the foundation of the city and town, were aiding and assisting both to ourselves and to our predecessors against her Majesty's enemies in all time and places whereunto they were called, as true faithful and liege people to the Crown of England, to maintain succour and assist this town.
This much we cannot do less than testify to be true; in witness whereof we have hereunto set our signs and our Mayoralty's seal of office, the 30th day of March, 1588, in the 30th year of her Majesty's reign.
Alexander Dermot John Blake, mayour
notary public Walter Martin, bailiff
Anthonyu Kirrivan, bailiff.
Descent of the O'Briens of Kells and Glenquin, who derive from Donough, eldest of Turlough More m. Teigue-of-Narrow-water m. Conor na siudaine's sons:-
Brian m. Conor m. brian m. conor m. Brian m. Murough m. Turlough m. Brian m. Donough m. Turlough More of the Triumphs m. Teigue of Narrow-water m. Conor na siudaine m. Donall cairbreach m. Donall More m. Turlough m. Dermot m. Turlough m. Teigue m. Brian-of-the-Tribute.
Note: The writer is acquainted with Murtough O'Brien, now alive in the county Clare and in great indigence. He has a son, named Donough, that at present resides in Dublin; which son is direct heir (lineal descendant) of Turlough More of the Triumphs. For the Murtough afresaid had to his father: Conor m. Donough m. Brian, with which Brian the pedigree above begins; so that the pedigree of this Donough, s. of Murtough that now A.D. 1762 still lives, is: Donough m. Murtough m. Conor m. Donough m. Brian m. Conor and so forth as before.
Genealogy of the race of Ballycorick:-
Christopher (mar. Mary Mac Conmara of the Ranna) is s. of Murrough (mar. Mary Fitzgerald of Castlelishin) m. Turlough More (mar. More dau. of Mahon Mac Mahon of Tuah) m. Teigue More (mar. sir Turlough's dau. More) m. Murrough (mar. brian O'Brien's dau. More) m. Turlough (mar. O'Conor-Kerry's dau.) m. Teigue-of-Ballycorick (whose mo. was the of Desmond's dau.) m. Maurice an charbaid m. Conor m. Turlough donn m. Teigue-of-Coad m. Turlough boy [and so on as before].
Note that the following were elder bros. to this Teigue-of-Ballycorick
(i) Donough, eldest of all, that was earl of Thomond (ii) Donall More, that was elder of Ennistymon (iii) Murrough, that sat in Cahernamona
(iv) here came Teigue himself, and (v) Murtough of Drumline.
Note again that to the first-named Murrough above, Christopher's fa. to wit, Donall that sat in Cloonnakila was bro. Three sons of his now, A.D. 1761, are in being: Murtough, Donall, Turlough; which sons' mo. was Murtough cam's dau., Mary of Clooninach. Henry, yet another bro. to said Murrough, was married to a dau. of Geoffrey O'Connell from Iveragh.
Genealogy of the Man of Ennistymon, representing the race of Duach, which now is the direct line of Donall More second s. of Conor mac Turlough donn and the rest; for by death of donall m. William O'Brian +1759 in Corofin, the elder branch of the house was left without heirs male and so became extinct:-
Edmond (mar. dau. of Henry O'Brien, s. of Henry s. of Sir Donough) is s. of Christopher (mar. Mary dau. of Mac Donnell i.e., of Sir James) m. Donough (mar. Honora dau. of conor O'Brien of Lemenaegh) m. Teigue (mar. the knight of the Glen's dau.) m. donall (mar. to Anabel Lynch) m. sir Turlough (mar. Murrough first earl of Thomond's dau. Slaney) m. Donall More (O'Brien of Thomond by tanistry, who mar. Mac William's dau.,) m. Conor m. Turlough donn m. Teigue-of-Coad.
The race of Donall More:-
His sons were (i) sir Turlough (ii) Murtough (iii) Conor.
His daus. were (i) More, mar. the earl of Thomonds s. Teigue (ii) Aine mar. Turlough Rua Mac Mahon in Clonderalaw; a dau. of Aine's was mar. to Turlough mael, and dau. Aine of his again to John Mac Conmara of Moyriask (iii) Margaret, mar. O'Sullivan-Beare
(iv) Saby, mar. Teigue caech Mac Mahon of Carrigaholt.
Murtough m. Donall More had a dau. mar. to Fitzmaurice of Kerry, afterwards to Owny O'Lochlainn of Burren.
Conor m. Donall More's dau. Eveleen was mar. to Teigue Mac Conmara.
He had a s. Donall, the colonel, who mar. a dau. of Purcell of Croach.
A s. of Donall's, Fineen, has mar. a dau. of colonel Blount and is a barrister-at-law.
(i) Sir Turlough's wedded w. was Slaney, dau. of Murrough first earl of Thomond (ii) Murtough m. Donall More mar. Mary French (iii) Conor m. Donall More mar. Saby, dau. of Turlough Mac Mahon of Carrigaholt.
(i) Sir Turlough's female issue was Slany, mar. to Conor O'Brien of Lemenaegh (ii) Murtough m. Donall More's daus. were: a. Mary, mar. to Conor m. Turlough Oge O'Conor b. Aine to Rossa O'Lochlainn of Facka c. Honora, to Anthony Moss d. Saby, to Murrough O'Brien of Cahercorcrane (iii) Conor m. Donall More had a s. Donall, mar. to the Knight of the glen's dau. Eleanor; and this Donall's issue was: Saby-of-the-Gold, mar. to O'Lochlainn of Burren; Honora, to Edmond Fitzgerald of Leckbevune.
Pedigree of the Man of Lemenegh i.e., Sir Edward:-
He mar. Hugh Hickman's dau., and is the s. of Lucius (mar. squire Keightly's dau.) s. of sir Donough (mar. George Hamilton's dau.) m. Conor (mar. Turlough Mac Mahon of Clonderalaw's dau., Mary Rua) m. Donough (mar. squire Wingfield's dau.) m. Conor (mar. sir Turlough m. donall More O'Brien's dau.) m. Donough (mar. the earl of Thomond's dau., and he had an elder bro. Dermot, first baron of Inchiquin) m. Murrough, first earl, and third s. of Turlough donn.
Pedigree of the O'Briens
The genealogy of O Briain [O'Brien], namely the Earl of Thomond, here, to which we shall bring every tribe of the Dal gCas, tracing it to the stem whence it sprang.
126 Henry, son of
125 Brian. A brother senior to this Brian was Henry son of Donnchadh, who was Earl of Thomond and who left no male issue, son of
124 Donnchadh. Brothers to this Donnchadh were Tadhg of Druim Mor and Sir Domhnall of Carraig an Chobhlaigh,
123 Conchubhar. Brother to this Conchubhar was Toirrdhealghach son of Donnchadh who was put to death in Gaillimh, son of
122 Donnchadh. Brothers to this Donnchadh were Domhnall Mor, that is O Briain, Tadhg, Murchadh, Muircheartach and Toirrdhealghach, son of
121 Connchubhar, son of
120 Toirrdhealbhach. Son to this Toirrdhealbhach was Murchadh, first Earl of Thomond, from whom sprang the Baron of Innse Ui Chuinn, son of
119 Tadhg, son of
118 Toirrdhealbhach, son of
117 Brian of Cath an Aonaigh. The posterity of Brian of Cath an Aonaigh are Siol mBriain na gCumrach, son of
116 Mathghamhain of Maonmhagh. Of the posterity of Mathghamhain of Maonmhagh are Siol mBriain of Carrag O gCoinneall, son of
115 Muircheartach, son of
114 Toirrdhealbhach, son of
113 Tadhg of Caoluisce. Brother to this Tadhg of Caoluisce was Brian Ruadh from whom spring Siol mBriain of Ara, son of
112 Conchubhar na Suibhdahaine, son of
111 Donnchadh Cairbreach, son of
110 Domhnall Mor, son of
109 Toirrdhealghach, son of
108 Diarmuid. A senior brother to his Diarmuid was Muircheartach ancestor of Clann Mathghamhna of Thomond according to an ollamh of the Dal gCais themselves.
One of their Ollamha speaks as follows -
The children of Toirrdhealghach who shirked not fight
Were great Muircheartach and Diarmaid,
An expert progeny to whom woods bowed,
Noble Muircheartach was their senior.
The children of the younger of them
Were Siol mBrian, sprung from Diarmaid;
While the warlike expert race
Clann Mathghamhna sprang from Muircheartach.
107 Toirrdhealbhach, son of
106 Tadhg. Brother to this Tadhg was Donnchadh son of Brian from whom is sprung Mac Briain O gCuanch and Clann Bhriain of Eathariach, son of
105 Brian Boroimhe. This Brian had six sons, namely, Murchadh, Tadhg, Donnchadh, Domhnall, Conchubhar and Flann. We find only two of them to have left issue, i.e., Tadhg and Donnchadh, son of
104 Cinneidigh. This Cinneidigh had twelve sons and only four of them have descendants now, namely Mathghamhain, Brian, Donn Cuan and Echthighearn.
These are the families that descended from Mathghamhain, namely O Beollain, O Cathasaigh, O Spealain, O hAmhrachain, O Siodhachain, Mac Inneirghe, O Conghalaigh and O Tuama. From Brian are descended Siol mBriain. Now Donn Cuan had six sons namely two Cinneidighs, Riagan, Longargan, Ceileachar, and Conghalach. From one of these Cinneidighs sprang Siol gCinneidigh, from the other Cinneidigh came Muinntear Chonuing. From Longargan descended Muinntear Riagain. [from Ceileachar descended Muinntear Cheleachair]. Conghalach went without issue. From Echthighearn descended Muinntear Echthigheirn and Clann Craith, son of
103 Lorcan. These are the families that sprang from Corcrach s. of Lorcan: Muinntear Seanchain, Muinntear Chnaimhin, Muinntear Ogain, Muinntear Allathaigh, Muinntear Mhaolruanuidh, Muinntear Chloiarn, Muinntear Ainghiodha and Muinntear Mhaine. Of the posterity of Bran Fionn, son of Lorcan are Siol mBroin of Dubhthir Laighean, son of
102 Lachtna, son of
101 Corc, son of
100 Annluan, son of
99 Mathghamhain, son of
98 Toirrdhealbhach. Son to this Toirrdhealbhach was Algeinen from whom sprang O Meadhra, son of
97 Cathal, son of
96 Aodh Caomh. Another son of this Aodh was Conghalach from whom sprang O Neill, O nEoghain. Now Niall from whom is the race, was the son of Ionnrachtach son of Tuathal son of Flann son of Iorchlosach son of Conghal son of Aodh Caomh; son of
95 Conall, son of
94 Eochaidh Bailldearg, son of
93 Carrthach Fionn. Another son of this Carrthach was Aonghus from whom are these families: Muinntear Loingsigh, Muinntear Uainidhe, Muinntear Bhreachtgha, Muinntear Bhreahainn, Muinntear Sheasnain, Muinntear Riada, Muinntear Thomraigh, Muinntear Chorbmacain, son of
92 Blod. Brother to this Blod was Caisin, whence sprang Siol Aodha, that is Clann Mic Con Mara and from these sprang Mac Flannchadha. A son also of this blod was Breanainn Ban from whom sprang Muinntear Urthaile, Muinntear Maoldomhnaigh and Muinntear Chearnaigh, son of
91 Cas. This Cas had twelve sons: Blod, Caisin, Lughaidh, Seadna, Aongus Ceann Nathrach, Corbmac, Cairrthionn, Cainneach, Aonghus Ceann Aitin, Aodh, Loiscionn and Dealbhaoth. Of the progeny of blod is the head of this branch; of the progeny of Caisin are Siol Aodha, Muinntear Chrada and Clann Chaisin. From Aonghus Ceann Nathrach son of Cas sprang O Deaghaidh, Cineal Fearmhaic, Cineal Baoi and Cineal Cualochtaigh. From Aonghus Ceann Aitin sprang Muinntear Itearnain and Muinntear Neachtain. From Aodh, Muinntear Aodha.
From Dealbhaoth son of Cas sprang Mag Cochlain, and from Lughaidh s. of Cas sprang Muinntear Dobhorchon and Muinntear chontaoil To the Dal gCais also belong Muinntear Leime, Muinntear Aonghusa and Muinntear Dubhthaigh, son of
90 Conall Eachluath, son of
89 Lughaid Meann, son of
88 Aonghus Tireach, son of
87 Fear corb, son of
86 Mogh Corb, son of
85 Corbmac Cas, son of
84 Oilill Olom.
Earlier portion of the pedigree and associated
myths from Roger O'Ferrells "Linea Antiqua,"
written circa 1715.
36 King Milesius of Spain
37 Heber Fionn
39 Eochaidh Faobharghlas
40 Nuadha Deaghlaimh
44 Airereo Arda
45 Cas Clothach
48 Cas Ceadchaingneach
53 Art Imleach
55 Seadna Ionnarraidh
56 Duach Fionn
57 Deanna Dearg
58 Lughaidh Iardhonn
59 Eochaidh Uaircheas
60 Lughaidh Laimhdhearg
64 Lughaidh Laighdhe
65 Reachtaidh Righdhearg
66 Cobhtach Caomh
67 Mogh Corb
68 Fear Corb
69 Adhamair Foltchaoin
70 Niadh Seaghamain
72 Lughaidh Luaidhne
73 Cairbre Lusc
74 Duach Dalta Deaghaidh
75 Eochaidh Fear Aine
76 Muireachach Muchna
77 Mo Feibhis
78 Loch Mor
79 Eanna Monchaoin
82 Mogh Neid
83 Mugh Nuadhat
84 Ailill Olum First king of all Munster
37. Heber Fionn, the third son of Milesius, but the eldest who left any issue, after the conquest of Ireland as you have seen before, became the first Monarch of Ireland, jointly with his brother Heremon, for one year only, and then upon a quarrell between them fomented by their ambitious wives, fought the Battle of Ardrath in Yestria, wherein Heber was slain, A.D. 1698, leaving five sons to revenge his death, viz., Orba, Feron, Fergna, who after Heremon's death raised wars against his three sons who assumed the Monarchy, jointly after their father's death, until one of them died and the other two were slain in the Battle of Ard Ladron, by these four brothers, and then took upon them to reign jointly; but did not long continue so for within half a year they were all slain in the Battle of Gulmartha by Heremon's youngest son, Euriabis.
38. Conmhaol, the fifth and youngest son of Heber, in 20 fixed battles foiled the Heremonian Monarch, killed him and became the 12th Monarch in number from his father and at the end of 30 year's reign, was slain in the Battle of Aunarde Tavlton by his Heremonian successor, A.M. 3579.
39. Eochaidh Faobharghlas, son of Conmhaol, was the 17th Monarch of Ireland, fought many battles with his Heremonian competitors, by whom he was at last defeated and slain in the Battle of Carmany after 20 year's reign.
40. Nuadha Deaghlaimh, his son, had an elder brother Mafebbis, whose son Eochaidh was the 19th Monarch, and his son Eorn Airgtheach, the 21st Monarch, and was the first that caused silver shields to be made, which he bestowed upon his warriors.
41. Glass, his son.
42. Rossa, his son.
43. Roitheachtaigh, his son.
44. Airereo Arde, his son.
45. Cas Clothach. During the lives of these five the sovereignty was forfeited and enjoyed by the line of Ir, second brother of Heber.
46. Muineamhon, son of Cas, by killing his Irian predacessor, became the 25th Monarch and the first that ordained his nobles to wear gold chains about their necks. In the 14th year of his reign he died at Lethargy at Magh Ardlone, A.M. 3872.
47. Faildeargod, his son, the 26th Monarch of Ireland, was the first that ordered his nobility to wear gold rings on their fingers, reigned 10 years.
48. Cas Ceadchaingneach, his son, a learned man, revived the study of law and poetry and other laudable sciences, much eclipsed and little practiced since the death of Amergin, one of the sons of Milesius, who was their druid or Arch-priest; and slain in battle by his brother, Heremon, after their brother Heber's death.
49. Failbhe, his son, the first that ordained stone walls to be made in Ireland, for bounds and meers between the neighbor's lands.
50. Roan, his son.
51. Rothachtaigh, his son, the 35th Monarch of Ireland, in the 7th year of his reign was burned by lightening, A.M. 4176.
52. Feidhlimidh, i.e., a great bibber of wine; succeeded his father and after one year's reign was slain in battle by his Heremonian successor, A.M. 4177.
53. Art Imleach, his son, by killing his predacessor in the Battle of Magh Muaighe in revenge of his father's death became the 38th Monarch of Ireland for 12 years and then was slain in battle by the former King's son, whereby he gained the Monarchy, A.M. 4148.
54. Breisrigh, his son, slew his predacessor, his father's
slayer, and thereby became the 40th Monarch
of Ireland for 9 years and then slain in
battle by his successor of the line of
Lugaidh, son of Ith, A.M. 4247.
55. Seadna Ionnarraidh, his son, by slaying his predacessor became the 43rd Monarch for 20 years at the end of which he was overthrown in battle, taken prisoner, and his limbs torn asunder by wild horses, by the command of his barberous Hermonian successor, A.M. 4207. He was the first that enlisted soldiers in pay in Ireland and undergo discipline, for hitherto they had no other pay but what they could gain from their enemies.
56. Duach Fionn, his son, having in battle vanquished his father's butcherer, did sufficiently revenge his death by serving him in the same manner he did the father, and with all recovered the Monarchy which he held for 10 years but at last lost his life with the sovereignty by the son of the former, A.M. 4306.
57. Deanna Dearg, his son, after avenging his father's death by depriving his predacessor of his life, became the 47th Monarch and in the 12th year of his reign died suddenly with most of his retinue adoring their false gods at Sliabh Mis, A.M. 4319. In his time money was first coined in Ireland.
58. Lughaidh Lardhonn, his son, the 48th Monarch of Ireland, 9 years, slain in the Battle of Clochor by his Irian successor, A.M. 4328.
59. Eochaidh Uaircheas, the 50th Monarch, 12 years, during his prodigious reign was a great rover at sea till Atloch killed him and was himself slain by his Heremonian successor, A.M. 4356.
60. Lughaidh Laimhdhearg, his son, by killing his predacessor, became the 52nd Monarch for 7 years and then was slain by his successor, brother to the predacessor, A.M. 4368.
61. Art, his son, revenged his father's death upon the predacessor and became the 54th Monarch, 6 years, slain by his successor, uncle to the former Monarch, A.M. 4388.
62. Ailill, his son, killed his predacessor in the Battle of Darin and succeeded him, the 51st Monarch, and after 11 year's reign was slain in the Battle of Obhd by Argetmarcis, A.M. 4415.
63. Eochaidh. Succeeded his father, the 52nd Monarch, 7 years, and then slain in battle by the same Argetmar of the Irian sept, who succeeded him, A.M. 4422.
64. Lughaidh Laighdhe, his son, the 60th Monarch of Ireland, 7 years, killed his Heremonian predacessor and himself slain in battle by his Irian successor, A.M. 4467.
65. Reachtaidh Righdhearg. Killed his predacessor Macha Mongruagh of the Irian sept, and the only woman that held the Monarchy of Ireland, despite all the opposition of her warlike and powerful competitors, till after 14 year's reign, she was slain by this Reachtaidh, whereby he not only gained the Monarchy but also the addition to his name of Righ-deargh, i.e., a bloody arm, for having a hand in woman's blood. He was a warlike prince, and fortunate in his undertakings. He went into Scotland with a powerful army to reduce the Pictish Nation then growing refractory in the payment of their yearly tribute to the Monarchs of Ireland to obedience, which having performed, returned and after 20 year's reign, was slain in battle by his Heremonian successor, A.M. 4566.
66. Cobhtach Caomh, his son.
67. Mogh Corb, the 72nd Monarch, 7 years, slain by his Heremonian successor, A.M. 4701.
68. Fear Corb, his son, the 76th Monarch, 11 years, slain by his successor, the former Monarch's son, A.M. 4737.
69. Adhamair Foltchaoin, his son, the 78th Monarch, after 5 year's reign, was slain by his Heremonian successor, A.M. 4787.
70. Niadh Seaghamain, his son, the 83rd Monarch of Ireland. In his time the wild deer were usually driven home with the cows and suffered themselves to be milked every day, some say, by the sorcery and witchcraft of his mother. He reigned 7 years; was slain by his successor.
71. Ionnadmhar, his son, the 87th Monarch of Ireland, at the end of 9 year's reign, was slain in battle by his succeeding competitor.
72. Lughaidh Luaidhne, the 89th Monarch, 15 years, slain by his Irian successor.
73. Cairbre Lusc, i.e., broad face.
74. Duach Dalta Deaghaidh, his son, the 91st Monarch of Ireland, 10 years, had the same fate with most of his predacessors, to be slain by their successors, and that most commonly in battle. He was the last of 33 Monarchs of the Hiberian line that ruled the kingdom and but one more of them came to the Monarchy, viz., Brian Boromha, the one and 30th generation down from this Duach, but were always Kings of Munster, and sometimes of the greatest part of Leinster, by the name of Leath Mogha, as shall be seen hereafter. This Duach had a younger brother named Deagha, whose eyes he pulled out for offering to come between him and the crown, for which he was nick-named Dalta Deaghaidh, and was slain in battle by his Irian successor, A.M. 5041.
75. Eochaidh Garbh, called also Eochaidh Fear Aine, his son.
76. Muireadhach Muchna, his son.
77. Mo Feibhis. Some genealogiests say this was a woman and the wife of Muireadhach although set down in the pedigree in the number of generations.
78. Loch Mor, called the son of Mo Feibhis, who was only his mother; and Muireadhach, his father.
79. Eanna Monchaoin, his son, the King of Munster.
80. Deirgthine. Had a competitor in the Kingdom of Munster, Darin of the sept of Lughaidh, son of Ith, the first Milesian discoverer of Ireland and between whom it was agreed that their posterity should reign by turns; when either of the septs was King, the other should govern in the civil affaris of the Kingdom, which agreement continued so alternatively for some generations.
81. Dearg, his son.
82. Mogh Neid, his son.
83. Eoghan Mor, commonly called Mugh Nuadhat, a wise and political prince and a great warrior, from him Magh Nuadhad (now Maynooth) is so called, where a great battle was fought between Mugh and Conn Ceadcathoch, the 110th Monarch of Ireland, A.D. 122, with whom he was in continual wars, until at last after many bloody battles, he forced him to divide the kingdom with him in two equal parts, by the men of Mear of Esker Riada, a long ridge of hills from Dublin to Galway, quitting the south part to Mugh Nuadhat, which he called after his own name, Leath Mogha or Mogh's Half; As the north part was called Leath Cuinn or Conn's Half; and to give his daughter Savina or Sadhbh, to wife to his eldest son, Ailill Olum. Beara, daughter of Heber, the great King of Castile, was his wife and mother of Ailill Olum and two daughters, Caomheall and Scothniamh. Afterwhich he was slain in battle by the said Conn.
84. Ailill Olum is the first of this line named in the Regal-roll to be King of both Munsters, for before him therewere two septs that were alternatively Kings of Munster, until this Ailill married Sabina, the daughter of Conn and widow of Mac Niadh, chief of the other sept of Darin, descended from Ith, as is said before, by whom she had one son named Lugh of Desmond, called Mac Con, who when he came to age, challenged from Ailill his father-in-law the benefit of the agreement formerly made between their ancestors which Ailill not only refused to grant, but also banished Mac Con out of Ireland, who retired into Scotland, where having many firneds and relations, he soon gathered a strong party and returned with them into Ireland and with the help and assistance of the rest of his sept, who joined with him, made ar on Ailill, to whose assistance his brother-in-law Art Eanfhear, the Monarch of Ireland, came with a good army between whom and Mac Con was fought the great and memorable Battle of Magh Mucromhe; wherein the Monarch himself together with seven of Ailill's nine sons by Sabina lost their lives and their army totally defeated and routed. By this great victory Mac Con not only recovered his right to the Kingdom of Munster, but the Monarchy also, wherin he maintained himself for 30 years, leaving that of Munster to his brother-in-law undisturbed.
After the battle, Ailill, having but two sons left alive, viz., Cormac Cas and Cian, and being very old, settled his kingdom upon Cormac, the eldest son of the two and his posterity; but soon after being informed that Eoghan Mor, the eldest son, had issue by a druid's daughter named Feaach, born after his father's death, he ordained that Cormac should be king during his life and Feach to succeed him; and after him Cormac's son and their posterity to continue so by turns which was observed between them for many generations; and sometimes dividing the kingdom between them, by the name of south and north Munster or Desmond and Thomond.
From these three sons of Ailill are all the Hiberian nobility and gentry of Munster and other parts of Ireland, viz., descended from Eoghan Mor are MacCarthy, O'Sullivan, O'Keefe and the rest of the ancient nobility and gentry of Desmond; from Cormac are O'Brien, MacMahon, O'Kennedy and the rest of the nobility and gentry of Thomond; and from Cian are O'Carroll, O'Meagher, O'Hara, O'Gara, etc.