~~All that is essential for the triumph of evil is that good people do nothing~~
First found in Leinster where they are believed to be descended from Eochaidh, King of
Leinster, and became one of the "Seven septs of Leix.
O'Dubhlaoidh - more properly O'Dowling, Dooling, Doolin, Doolan
The Irish name Doolin is derived
from the native O'Dunlaing Sept
that was located in County Laoise
and surrounding area. They were
one of the 'Seven Septs of Leix'.
A branch of the family settled in
County Kerry where, together with
the Province of Leinster, the name
is still today quite widespread.
Thus O`Clumain is made Clifford in Limerick, Kerry and Mayo, and Coleman in Carlow and Wexford.
Oengus O Clumain, Bishop of Leyney, died in the monastery of Boyle, having resigned his bishopric long before.
|Burke, along with its variants Bourke and de Burgh, is the most common Irish name of Norman origin; over 20,000 Irish people
bear the surname The first person of the name to arrive on Ireland was William Fitzadelm de Burgo, a Norman knight from Burgh
in Suffock who took part in the invasion of 1171 and succeeded Strongbow as Chief Governor. He received the earldom of Ulster,
and was granted territory in Connacht. His descendants adopted Gaelic law and customs more completely the any of the
other Norman invaders and quickly became one of the most important families in the country. According to legend the arms of
the family originated during the Crusades when King Richard dipped his finger in the blood of a Saracen slain by one of the
de Burghs drew a cross on the Saracen's golden shield and presented it to the victor. |
Jennings - MacShe—in’n, "son of little John"; John, originally Burkes. Connacht.