THE MILESIAN IRISH GENEALOGIES
Most of the Irish are descended from one of the three sons of Milesius
who had issue. These are the Milesian genealogies.
Before writing was widespread in Ireland, a class of men were trained
to memorize the hereditary history of their clan and all the descendants
from the founder or progenitor without error or ommission. They were
King Cormac Mac Art, in the third century of the Christian era, ordered
the history of the Irish nation to be compiled. This work was called
"The Psalter of Tara". From this and other more recent works, "The
Psalter of Cashel" was written in the ninth century. The original of
this is in a London museum.
After Christianity came in the 5th century, the monks recorded all of the
history and pedigrees they could find. Most hereditary surnames only came into
use in the tenth century, by command of the illustrious King Brian Boru. The harp
believed to be his, is in the Trinity college museum in Dublin, Ireland.
In the 5th century, St Patrick was one of the nine personages appointed
by the triennial parliment of Tara to review, examine, and purge errors
from all the chronicles, genealogies, and records of the Kingdom.
The numbers on this list are supposed to be the generations of
descendants from the first man, Adam. The monks are believed to
be responsible for extending the pedigrees back that far and that list
from Adam to Milesius can be found if desired. This list begins with
Milesius. Some historians believe Irish pedigrees are fairly accurate back
to the 6th or possibly the 5th century.
Dates have not survived along with many of these names, but by
checking through other pedigrees and noting dates of others close to
the number of your ancestor, you can estimate the approximate date of
when the first person to bear your clan name lived. Number 103 is about
the year 900 A.D.. (using an average of 3 generations per century).
Compiled in the years 1632-1636 at the convent of Donegal, by the chief
THE ANNALS OF THE FOUR MASTERS
author, Michael O'Clery, a monk of the order of St. Francis, after a
search of fifteen years throughout the country for the most important of
the Irish documents.
NOTE: The ANCESTOR of a Clan, as referred to here, is one who begins a
branch off the main stem that leads to the founder of that Clan's name.
A QUO = "from which decended;"
ANG. = anglicised. (English translation)
36. MILESIUS OF SPAIN; (GAUL) A valiant warrior, prosperous in all his
undertakings. He was contemporary with Solomon. He planned to invade
Ireland to avenge the death of his uncle, ITHE, killed by the
TUATHA-DE-DANANS, and also to fulfill a prophesy. His eight sons took on
the charge after his death.
37. HEREMON; IR; HEBER; The three sons of MILESIUS. HEREMON was the
seventh son, but the third of these three that left issue. Five were
killed in landing upon the treacherous coast, including IR. AMERGIN, who
was a Druid, was one of the three brothers who survived. HEREMON and his
eldest brother HEBER were jointly, the first Milesian monarchs of
Ireland. They began to reign in 1699 B.C., the first of one hundred
eighty three Kings or sole Monarchs of the Gaelic, Milesian, or Scottish
race that governed Ireland, successively, for two thousand eight hundred
and eighty five years from the first year of their reign, to the
submission to the Crown of England; King Henry the II; who was also of
the Milesian race by his mother Maude, of lineal decent from Fergus Mor
MacEarca, first King of Scotland, a descendant of HEREMON. HEBER was
slain by HEREMON in a quarrel, caused by their wives. AMERGIN was also
slain by HEREMON over an argument over territory.
LINE OF HEBER
Heber is the line from which Brian Boru comes, as do:
Brady, Brennan, Carroll, Casey, Clancy, Coghlan, Connell, Cullen, Doran,
Hagerty, Hickey, Hogan, Kearny, Kelleher, Kennedy, Lynch, Lyons, Lysaght, McCarthy,
MacGrath, MacMahon, Macnamara, Moroney, Moloney, O'Brien (10 different
pedigrees), O'Callaghan, Collins, O'Connor, O'Corcoran, Daly, Donoghue,
Donovan, Flanagan, O'Gara, O'Grady, O'Hara, O'Keeffe, Liddy, Mahony,
Meagher, O'Meara, O'Neill, O'Sullivan, Plunkett, Power (o'Poir), Quin, Quaile, Ring,
Shannon, Slattery, Stewart, Tracey - to name a few.
38. Conmaol; 12th Monarch c.1650 BC
39. Eochaidh Faobhar Glas; 17th Monarch c.1492 BC
40. Eanna Airgthach; 21st Monarch c.1409 BC
46. Munmoin; 25th Monarch c.1332 BC. Ordained his Nobles to wear gold necklaces.
47. Fualdergoid; 26th Monarch, c.1327 BC, ordered his Nobles to wear gold rings.
48. Cas Cedchaingnigh; Revised the study of the laws, poetry, and sciences
which had become little practised since the death of Amergin the Druid.
49. Failbhe Iolcorach; Ordered stone walls be built between neighbors'lands.
51. Rotheachta; 35th Monarch c.1030 BC
52. Eiliomh Ollfhionach
53. Art Imleach; 38th Monarch c.1013 BC
54. Breas Rioghacta; 40th Monarch c.961 BC
55. Seidnae Innaridh; 43rd Monarch, c.929 BC, and first to pay his soldiers and put them
under disipline. Previously their pay was what they could get from their
56. Duach Fionn; died B.C. 893
57. Eanna Dearg; 47th Monarch, c.892 BC, died suddenly, with most of his retinue,
adoring their gods at Sliabh Mis, B.C. 880.
58. Lughaidh Iardhonn
60. Lughaidh; died B.C. 831
61. Art; 54th Monarch c.811 BC, slain by his successor, uncle of the 53rd Monarch
62. Olioll Fionn
64. Lughaidh Lagha; died 730
65. Reacht Righ-dearg; 65th Monarch, c.653 BC, so called the Red King due to his
having a hand in the slaying of Queen Macha of the line of Ir. The only woman
who was a Monarch of Ireland. He subdued the Pictish nation in Scotland.
Died B.C. 633.
66. Cobthach Caomh
69. Adhamhra Foltcain; died B.C. 412
70. Niadhsedhaman; 83rd Monarch cc.319 BC. In his time, through "the sorcery and
witchcraft of his mother, the wild deer were usually driven home with the
cows and tamely suffered themselves to be milked every day".
71. Ionadmaor; 87th Monarch c.218
72. Lughaidh Luaighne; 89th Monarch cc.198 BC
73. Cairbre Lusgleathan
74. Duach Dalladh Deadha; 91st Monarch c.168 BC
75. Eochaidh Garbh
76. Muireadach Muchna
77. Mofebhis; his wife. (A mistake here that O'Clery decided to leave as is.
She was entered in the Irish Regal Roll instead of her son, Loich, and
O'Clery did not choose to disrupt the sequence of numbers.)
78. Loich Mor
79. Eanna Muncain
80. Dearg Theine; He had a competitor, Darin, in the Kingdom of Munster, of
the line of Ithe. Ithe was the uncle of Milesius and the first
(Milesian) discoverer of Ireland. They took turns being Monarch with the other one
being governor of civil affairs.
82. Magha Neid
83. Eoghan Mor [Owen Mor] or, Eugene The Great. A wise prince and great
warrior. He battled continually with "Conn of The Hundred Battles", the
110th Monarch in A.D. 122. Finally they divided the Kingdom into equal
parts. He was eventually slain by Conn.
84. Olioll Olum. His second son, Cormac Cas, branches off to BRIAN BORU.
Olioll Married the daughter of Conn, who had slain his father. She was a
widow of a chief of Conn's territory and her son demanded of Olioll that
he should benefit from the agreement of their ancestors. Olioll refused
and banished Maccon out of Ireland. He retired to Scotland and there
collected a strong party of friends and relations. With the help of his
Ireland relations he made war upon Olioll. The Monarch Art-Ean-Fhear's
forces joined Olioll in the great and memorable battle against Maccon at
Magh Mucromha, near Athenry, where Art and seven of Olioll's nine sons,
Sabina, died. Their army was totally defeated. By this victory, Maccon
recovered his right to the Kingdom of Munster, and became Monarch for 30
years, leaving the Kingdom of Munster to his stepfather Olioll Olum,
undisturbed. Olioll had two sons left, Cormac Cas and Cian. Olioll
learned that after the death of his son Owen Mor, a son had been born to
him named Feach. From Cormac Cas came the O'Briens, MacMahons,
and other nobility of Thomond. From Owen Mor came M'Carthy, O'Sullivan,
O'Keeffe, and the nobility of Desmond. From Cian came O'Carroll,
O'Meagher, O'Hara, O'Gara, etc.
85. Owen Mor
86. Fiacha (or Feach) Maolleathan
87. Olioll Flann-beag; King of Munster for 30 years
89. Corc; from him the city Cork was named. To shun the unnatural love of
stepmother, he fled in his youth to Scotland where he married the
of the King of the Picts. One of his several sons was Main Leamhna who
remained in Scotland and was ancestor of "Mor Mhoar Leamhna" i.e., Great
Stewards of Lennox; from whom descended the Kings of Scotland and
England of the Stewart or Stuart Dynasty.
91. Aongus or Aeneas; first Christian King of Munster, had 24 sons and 24
This King was baptised by St. Patrick. Offering to plant his Staff, or
Crozier in the ground, the Saint accidently pierced the foot of Aeneas,
whereby he lost much blood; but thinking this was a part of the
he patiently endured it until the Saint was done. (But this same story is also told:
"Eochaidh, son of Fiachra, son of Eoghan, was baptised with Eoghan; during
the ceremony the Apostle's Staff is said to have accidently pierced the
naked foot of of the prince.")
92. Felim; second Christian King of Munster
93. Crimthann 125th Monarch A.D. 365
94. Aodh Dubh [Duff]; reigned 15 years
95. Failbhe Flann. Reigned 40 years. He had a brother Fingin who reigned
before him and there is dispute as who was the eldest. Because of this
the Heber line ends here and splits off to MacCarthy from Failbhe, and
O'Sullivan from Fingin.
LINE OF HEREMON:
38. IRIAL FAIDH; Son of Heremon. 10th monarch D.167O B.C. A very learned
King who could foretell things to come. He built seven palaces, and
cleared much of the country's ancient forests.
39. EITHRIAL; 11th Monarch Slain 165O B.C. at the battle of Soirrean.
4O. FOLL-AICH; Denied the Monarchy by Conmaol, slayer of his father.
41. TIGERNMAS; 13th Monarch D. 1543 B.C. Reigned 5O yrs. He won 27
battles against the followers of Heber Fionn. He set up and worshipped
the idol "Crom Cruach", in Co. Leitrim. He introduced rank distinction
by the wearing of coulours. One for a slave, three for a soldier or
young lord, six for a chief professor of the liberal arts, and that of a
King or Queen. Possibly the origin of the Scotch plaid.
42. ENBOATH; Divided the Kingdom by a line from Drogheda to Limerick.
43. SMIOMGHALL; In his lifetime the Picts in Scotland were forced to abide
by their oath, and pay homage to the Irish Monarch.
44. FIACHA LABHRAINN; 18th Monarch Slain 1448 B.C. at battle of Bealgadain.
45. AONGUS OLMUCACH; 2Oth Monarch Slain 14O9 B.C. At the battle of
Carman. He went into Scotland with a strong army and fought 3O battles
to again force Scotland to pay tribute.
46. MAIN; In his liftime, Ireland was already a settled Kingdom, holding
a definite place in the world of letters, and far advanced in the arts of
47. ROTHEACHTACH; 22nd Monarch Slain 1357 BC. by Sedne, of the line of Ir.
48. DEIN; Denied the Monarchy by Sedne. Gold necklaces first worn by
nobles. The Monarch of these times was Ollamh Fodhla, pronounced "Ollav
Fola". He was celebrated as a philosophical statesman, for his
improvements in the science of government, and for the mild and
enlightened principles of his policy. He instituted an assembly
resembling modern parliments that convened every three years. The
poet-historians from all the provinces related all that had happened
between assemblies. It was during these assemblies that family
genealogies were carefully examined, corrected, and then entered in the
national records kept at Tara. These records were of great importance
because a man's right of inheritance to property depended on his
genealogy. These records were ordered by Fodhla to be 'written' and
carefully preserved at Tara. They were added to after each meeting and
in King Cormac's time they were named "The Psalter of Tara".
It appears from the ancient chonicles that some form of writing was
known in that time. Eithrial, the 11th Monarch, was also credited with
writing in his own hand, the history of the Gaels (or Gadelians).
49. SIORNA; 34th Monarch Slain 1O3O B.C.
5O. OLIOLL AOLCHEOIN;
51. GIALCHADH; 37th Monarch Slain 1O13 B.C.by Art Imleach, of the line of
Heber Fionn. "Fionn" was a favorite ad-fix for Kings and Chiefs.
means "fair haired".
52. NUADHAS FIONNFAIL; 39th Monarch Slain 961 B.C. by his successor.
53. AEDAN GLAS; Pirates and plague in his time.
54. SIMEON BREAC; 44th Monarch Slain 9O3 B.C. Caused his predecessor to
be torn asunder and suffered a like death by the son of the murdered
55. MUREDACH BOLGACH; 46th Monarch Slain 892 B.C.
56. FIACHA TOLGRACH; 55th Monarch Slain 795 B.C. by Olioll Fionn. His
brother had two sons who became the 51st and 53rd Monarchs.
57. DUACH LADHRACH; 59th Monarch Slain 737 B.C. by son of Olioll Fionn.
58. EOCHAIDH BUADHACH; Denied the Monarchy by father's slayer. Two
plagues in his time.
59. UGAINE MOR; ("HUGONY the GREAT") 66th Monarch Slain 593 B.C. He was
contempoary with Alexander the Great, and is stated to have sailed with a
fleet into the Mediterranian, landed forces in Africa, and also attacked
Sicily; proceeded to Gaul and Married Caesair, daughter of the King of
the Gauls, his brethren Celts. They had 22 sons and 3 daughters. He
divided the kingdom into twenty five portions for their inheritance.
Only two sons had issue.
6O. COLETHACH CAOL-BHREAGH; 69th Monarch Slain 541 B.C. Is said to have
killed his brother Laeghaire to secure the throne. After a long reign he
was slain by his nephew.
61. MEIG MOLBHTHACH; 71st Monarch Slain 541 B.C. by Modhchorb of the line
of Heber Fionn.
62. IARAN GLEOFATHACH; 74th Monarch Slain 473 B.C.by son of Modhchorb.
He was wise and just and possessed of many accomplishments.
63. CONLA CAOMB; 76th Monarch D.442 B.C. by natural death.
64. OLIOLL CAS-FIACHLA; 77th Monarch Slain 417 B.C. by his successor.
65. EOCHAIDH ALT-LEATHAN; 79th Monarch Slain 395 B.C. by his successor.
66. AONGUS TUIRMEACH-TEAMRACH; 81st Monarch Slain 324 B.C. at Tara.
67. ENNA AIGNEACH; 84th Monarch Slain 292 B.C. A generous King.
68. ASSAMAN EAMHNA; Denied the throne by his father's slayer.
69. ROIGHEN RUADH; Most of the country's cattle died of murrain in his
71. FIONN; Married Benia, dau. of Criomthan, and had two sons.
72. EOCHAIDH FEIDLIOCH; 93rd Monarch D.13O B.C. at Tara. He divided the
kingdom back to provinces.
73. BRESS-NAR-LOTHAR; Underground burial began in his time.
74. LUGHAIDH SRIABH-N DEARG; 98th Monarch. Killed himself, 8 B.C. by
fallling on his sword. He Married Dearborguill, dau. of King of Denmark.
75. CRIMTHANN-NIADH-NAR; 1OOth Monarch D. 9 B.C. from a fall off a horse.
He and Conaire Mor, the 97th Monarch, respectiveley made expeditions to
Britain and Gaul, and assisted the Picts and Britains in their wars with
the Romans. Crimthann brought back from his Britain campaign, a highly
ornamented, gilded war chariot, gold-hilted swords, a table studded with
3OO brilliant gems, a pair of greyhounds coupled with a splendid silver
chain estimated to be worth 1OO cumal (cumal: "a maid servant"), or 3OO
76. FEREDACH FIONN-FEACHTNACH; 1O2nd Monarch D.36 A.D. a natural death.
The epithet "feachtnach" was applied to him due to his truth and
sincerity. In his reign lived MORAN, son of Maion, a celebrated Brehon,
or Chief Justice of the Kingdom. He was said to be the first to wear the
magical collar called "Iodhain Morain"; If the judge who wore it passed a
false judgement it would immediately contract to nearly stop his
breathing; but would return to normal upon reversal of such false
77. FIACHA FIONN OLA; 1O4th Monarch Slain 56 A.D. by his successor, of
the race of Ir. He married Eithne, dau. of the King of Alba (Scotland).
78. TUATHAL TEACHTMAR; 1O6th Monarch Slain 1O6 A.D.by his successor, Mal.
With the help of his Grandfather, the King of Alba, and his friends, he
went into Ireland and after scores of battles, restored the true royal
blood and heirs to their respective provincial kingdoms. He imposed a
tremendous fine or "eric" upon the province of Leinster for the death of
his only two daughters, Fithir and Darina, to be paid forever to the
Monarchs of Ireland. This fine was collected each year through the
reigns of forty Monarchs, sometimes by sword and fire, until at last
remitted at the pleading of St. Moling. Tuathal married Baine, dau. of
Sgaile Balbh, King of England.
79. FEDHLIMIDH RACHTMAR; 1O8th Monarch Died of thirst 119 A.D. Married
Ughna, dau. of the King of Denmark. St. Bridgid was descended from his
son Eocha, and St.Ite was a descendant of his son Fiacha. A nine year
reign of peace and plenty.
8O. CONN CEADCATHACH; ("Conn of the Hundred Fights") 11Oth Monarch Slain
157 A.D. at Tara, "Seat of Kings".
81. ART EANFHEAR; 112th Monarch Slain 195 AD. in battle, in County Galway.
82. CORMAC ULFHADA; (MAC ART) 115th Monarch Choked on a fish bone 266
A.D. He was the wisest, most learned, and the best of any of the
Milesian race before him, that ruled the country. He had a retinue of
115O persons, in daily attendence at his GREAT HALL of TARA. It was 3OO
feet long. He ordained that there be 1O persons in constant attendence
to him and all future Kings: A nobleman as companion; a judge; an
historian to declare and preserve the genealogies, acts, and occurences
of the nobility and gentry; a Druid to offer sacrifice, and presage good
or bad omens; a poet to praise or dispraise everyone; a physician; a
musician; and three stewards. Seven years before his death, he became a
Christian and forbade his Druids to worship their gods.
83. CAIBRE-LIFEACHAR; 117th Monarch Slain 284 A.D.at the battle of Gabhra.
84. EOCHAIDH DUBHLEN; Father of "THE THREE COLLAS", (Kings of Orgiall);
... 1. Muireadach, or, COLLA da CHRIOCH ("Colla of the two countries"; Ire.
... & Scotland).
... 2. Carioll, or COLLA UAIS ("Colla the Noble") 121st Monarch of Ireland.
... 3. Meann, or, COLLA MEANN ("Colla the Famous").
Their mother was Alechia, dau. of the King of Alba (Scotland). One of
Eochaidh's two brothers was Fiacha Srabhteine, who was the 12Oth Monarch
and he begins the branch from which descends the Royal Family of England.
Queen Victoria is number 136. He was also the ancestor of O'Neill,
princes of Tyrone.
[ ==== THIS IS WHERE MOST OF THE VARIOUS IRISH FAMILY NAMES BRANCH OFF ===
COLLA da CHRIOCH is the start of the branches leading to many clan
CALLAGHAN-CARROLL-O'CONNOR-DUFFY-DWYER-HANLON-TULLY, to name a few.
To find your branch, see "IRISH PEDIGREES" by John O'Hart,
vol. 1 of 2, at your genealogy library.]
85. COLLA da CHRIOCH; He also had three sons. The Collas ruled Orgiall
down to the 12th century. Orgiall was the ancient territory now known
BRANCH OFF TO O'TRAYNOR: MADDEN; MULDOON; CARBERY; MADIGAN; etc.
85. COLLA da CHRIOCH;
86. FIACHRACH CASAN; Son of Muireadach and ancestor of O'Mooney of Ulster;
O'Brassil (west); O'CONNORSt. Maineon (18th December); O'Connor, etc.
88. BREASAL; Ancestor of; O'Madden; O'Treinfear; Muldoon. Had two brothers.
96. CONNOR CAIRACH; A QUO O'Cairaighe ("scabby"). ANG; Corry, Carey, Carew.
97 BUACHALL; A QUO O'Buachaill ("the boy"). ANG; Buckley. He had a brother
99. MAOLDUBHAN; A QUO O'Maoldubhain ("A bald, dark complexioned man").ANG.
Muldoon. He had a brother Caibre, a quo Clann Ciabre, or Carbery, of Ulster.
1OO. AODH; (or Hugh)
1O1. GAIRBIADH; A QUO O'Gairbidh (gair:"a shout"; biadh:"food").ANG. Garvey.
1O3. TREINFEAR; *** A QUO O'TREINFIR *** (treine:"strength; fear:"man").ANG.
TRAYNOR, Trainor, Treanor, Trenor, Train, and Mac Crainor.
1O5. MADADHGAN; A QUO O'Madadhgan (madadh:"warrior"; gann:"small") ANG.Madden,
Madagan, Maddison. He had a brother Arca Brassil, a quo O'Brasil (east).
1O7. LORCAN O'MADAGAN;
BRANCH OFF TO O'DONNELL; CORRIGAN; CONAN; GAVIN; etc.
85. COLLA da CHRIOCH;
87. DEACH DORN;
88. FIACH; Had a brother Brian, a quo O'Brien, of Arcaill.
89. CRIOMHTHAN LIATH; Had five sons.
90. EOCHAIDH; Had a brother Cearbhall, who was the ancestor of O'Carroll,
Kings of Oriel.
91.CAIRBRE an DAIMH AIRGID; D. 513 A.D. ("daimh", a leared man or poet;
and "airgid", wealth, money). "was so called from the many presents and
gifts of silver and gold he usually bestowed and gave away to all sorts
of people." He had more than eight sons.
92. DAIMHIN; King of Orgiall. D. 566. Had many sons from which
descended; Dwyer, Lane, Larkin, Orr, and Malone.
93. TUATHAL MAOLGHARBH; Had two sons, one of which founded a college in
Clogher, county Tyronne.
94. TUATAN; Had two sons. 1.Maolduin 2.Baodan; from this son the
following families descended; Cosgrave, Conan, Boylan, Cahil, Carbery,
Corrigan, Donnelly, Gavin, etc.
97. CEALLACH; a quo Clan Kelly, in county Fermanagh. Had five sons.
99. DONALL; ("domhan"; Irish, "the world"; "all", "mighty") a quo
MacDomhnaill of Clan Kelly.
104; FEARMORRADH;("farmor-ra") "the great speaking man"
106. FLANNAGAN O'DONNELL; Of Clankelly.
BRANCH OFF TO O"NEILL; QUINLAN; DALY; BOYLE; GALLAGHER; CAMPBELL;
MacLAUGHLIN; NELSON; O'CONNOR; etc.
84. FIACHA SRABHTEINE; Third son of Caibre. King of Conacht, and
12Oth Monarch of Ireland. Married Aoife, daughter of the King of Gall,
Gaodhal. Slain by the Three Collas in 322 A.D.
85. MUIREADACH TIREACH; Defeated his father's slayers, the Collas, and
banished them to Scotland in 326 A.D. He reigned for 3O years.
86. EOCHAIDH MUIGH-MEADHOIN; 124th Monarch. Died a natural death at Tara
in 365 A.D. He left four sons by his first wife, and by his second wife,
Carthan Cais Dubh (or Carinna), daughter of the Celtic King of Britain,
had a fifth son; Niall Mor. The first wife of Eochaidh poisoned her
brother in hopes of her son Brian suceeding to the throne. Mong Fionn
drank from the same cup to avoid suspicion and also died, in vain, as all
of her sons were passed over in favor of......
87. NIALL MOR; "Niall of The Nine Hostages"; He took royal hostages from
nine countries which he subdued and made tributary. They were four
Ireland provinces plus Britain, the Picts, the Dalriads, the Saxons, and
the Morini, a people of France. He marched deep into France to aid the
native Celts in expelling the Roman Eagles, and thus conquer that portion
of the Roman Empire. He was killed for revenge by the son of the king of
Leinster on the banks of the river Lianne, near Boulogne-sur-mer. Niall
ordained that "Alba" be forever known as "Scotia Minor", (Scotland).
88. LAEGHAIRE; (LEARY), The 128th Monarch. He had three sons.
92. AODH; (HUGH); His brother Faolan was the father of St. Cannir.
95. MAOLDUN DERGENECH;
1O2. CONDEILBHAN ("con"; Irish, of a hound), ("deilbh"; a countenance),
("an"; one who). A QUO, O'CONDEILBHAIN; anglicized Connellan, Quinlan,
BRANCH OFF TO MAGUIRE, O'CARROLL, O'LAVAN, MacHUGH.
85. COLLA da CHRIOCH;
86. ROCHADH; (son of COLLA DA CHRIOCH)
87. DEACH DORN;
88. FIACH; Had a brother Brian, a quo O'Brien, of Arcaill.
89. CRIOMHTHAN LIATH; Had five sons.
90. EOCHAIDH; Had a brother Cearbhall, who was the ancestor of O'Carroll,
Kings of Oriel (or county of Louth).
91.CAIRBRE an DAIMH AIRGID; D. 513 A.D. ("daimh", a learned man or poet; and
"airgid", wealth, money). "was so called from the many presents and gifts of
silver and gold he usually bestowed and gave away to all sorts of people." He
had more than eight sons.
92. CORMAC; Ancestor of MAGUIRE.
95. CORMAC (2)
96. EGNEACH (or FECHIN)
98. LUAN ("luan;" Ir. a hero, a woman's breast, the moon, etc.)
100. ODHAR Had a brother named FEARGAL.
101. ORGIALL Had a brother named DALACH who was ancestor of O'LAVAN, of
104. ORGIALL (2)
105. SEARRACH (2)
106. ODHAR OGE
108. DONN MOR; Lord of Fermanagh.
109. GIOLLA IOSA Had a brother named MANUS.
111. DONN OGE; Also called DONN CARACH, the first prince of Fermanagh. d.1315
112. FLAITHEARTHACH Had 2 brothers, one was ancestor to MacHUGH.
113. HUGH RUADH The 4th prince of Fermanagh. d. 1360
114. PHILIP The 5th prince. d.1375
115. THOMAS MOR (Also called GIOLLADUBH) The 6th prince. d.1430
116. THOMAS OGE The 7th prince. Had a brother PHILIP. d.1480
117. PHILIP Had 2 brothers; 1.CONNOR MOR, the 10th prince. d.1518
2.EDMUND The 8th prince. d. 1488
120. CUCHONACHT (2) The 11th prince. d.1538
121. CUCHONACHT (3) The 14th prince. d.1589
122. HUGH The 15th prince. Slain at Kinsale in 1602. He was prominent in the
war during Elizabeth's reign. He was cousin of HUGH O'NEIL.
124. CUCHONACHT; This Colonel CUCHONACHT MAGUIRE was sheriff of Fermanagh in
1687 and mortgaged his estates to raise and arm a regiment in support of King
James II in the 1688 revolution. After his death at the Battle of Aughrim
where he nearly destroyed the 2nd regiment of British Horse, one of his
officers severed his head and rode day and night until reaching the family
burial ground on the Island of Devinish.
125. BRIAN MAGUIRE
LINE OF IR:
37. Ir, son of Milesius; One of the leaders of the expedition for the
conquest of Erinn, but doomed to never set foot on the island. The ships
were storm-scattered, and his was driven onto the island since called
Scellig-Mhicheal, off the Kerry coast. All aboard died. Aprox. B.C. 1699.
38. Heber Donn, his son, born in Spain, was granted by Heber and Heremon, the
other two brothers of Ir that survived and had issue, the possession of the
Northern part of Ireland, now called Ulster.
39. Hebric, killed in a domestic quarrel.
40. Artra, succeded in the government of Uladh or Ulster; his older brothers
claimed sovereign authority and battled the Monarch Eochaidh, whom they
slew and then mounted the throne. They were at length slain.
42. Sedna, slew Rotheacta, son of Maoin, of the race of Heremon, Monarch of
Ireland, and mounting his throne, became the 23rd Monarch. The royal palace
was in Cruachan in Roscommon.
43. Fiacha Fionn Scothach, born in the palace of Rath-Cruachan, B.C. 1402.
Slain 1332 by Munmoin of the line of Heber.
44. Eochaidh, better known as Ollamh Fodhla, began his reign in 1317 and
reigned for 40 years. He instituted the Feis Teamhrach, or the "Parliment
of Tara" for making laws, reforming abuses, revising antiquities,
genealogies, and chronicles, and purging them from all corruption and
falsehood that might have been foisted into them since the last meeting.
These parliment meetings continued up to AD 1172 and even one as late as
1258 at or near Newry. He appointed a chieftain over every cantred and a
brughaidh over every townland. His posterity maintained themselves in the
Monarchy of Ireland for 250 years, without any of the other two septs of
Heber and Heremon intercepting them. He died in A.M. 3922, leaving five sons.
47. Bratha, slain by Breasrigh of the Heberian race.
48. Fionn, defeated the Monarch Eochaidh Apach at Tara and became the 42nd
Monarch. Slain afer ruling 22 years by his successor, Seidnae Innaraidh.
49. Siorlamh, slew Monarch Lughaidh Iardhonn. He ruled 16 years and was slain
in 855 B.C. by Eochaidh Uarceas, son of the former King.
50. Argeadmar, 55th Monarch, ruled for 30 years from 777 B.C. until slain
by Duach Ladhrach. One of his four sons was grandfther of Macha Mongruadh,
or "Macha of the Golden Tresses", The 64th Monarch and the only Queen
Ireland ever has had. Her Royal Palace of Emania, was in the county of
52. Dubh, King of Ulster.
62. Ruadhri (Rory) Mo/r, 86th Monarch, died 218 B.C. From him the "Clan-na-Rory" was called.
The son of his fifth son was the celebrated Fergus Mo/r
and the sixth son was ancestor of the heroic Conal Cearnach, from whom
descended O'Moore, MacGuinness, McGowan, and several other powerful
families in Ulster and Conacht.
63. Ros Ruadh, was King of Ulster for either 3 or 7 years and forced out by
his cousin, Conor MacNeasa. He retired into Conacht where he was received
by Maedhbh (Maev), Queen of that province, and her husband Oilioll Mo/r,
and sustained by them, he was in continual war with MacNeasa during their
lives. Oiliol was far advanced in years when Fergus Mo/r sought shelter
under his roof. Being young, Maedhbh strayed and had triplets by Fergus.
Fergus was slain by an officer of the court of Oiliol Mo/r as he was
bathing in a pond.
64. Fergus Mo/r
65. Conmac, had all of what is now county Longford, and a large part of
Leitrim, Sligo, and Galway. Also some of Westmeath. His posterity were
styled Kings of that area until driven out by English adventurers.
78. Orsenmar; A great lake broke out at the place where he dwelt and was
named after him, Loch Orbsen, now Lough Corrib.
82. Bearra, a quo Berry and Bury.
98. Fiobrann, had four brothers a quo Sheridan, Kerrigan, and O'Daly. His
brother Mochan was the ancestor of O'MORAN.
99. Mairne, from his brothers, a quo O'Canavan, O'Birren, Birney, MacBirney,
O'Kenny, O'Branagan, Martin, Bredin, etc.
101. Eimhin, from his brothers, a quo Reynolds, Gaynor, Gilligan, Quinn,
Shanly, Mulvy, and Mulkeeran, etc.
102. Angall, his posterity, upon subjugation by the Anglo-Normans and
consenting that their country be made "Shire ground", were styled lords
of both Anghailies or Annalies, upper and lower.
103. Braon, his brother Fingin was ancestor of Finnegan, etc..
105. Feargal, ("a valiant warrior") a quo O'Fergail = O'Farrell.
Note: These genealogies were compiled, and edited by Pat Traynor [email protected]
from Irish Pedigrees, by John O'Hart, pub. 1892, vol. 1 of 2.
Readers are cautioned to check the original text, as several pedigrees had to
be searched in making a line from Milesius to the 10th century in most cases.