King—This name is the anglicised form of about four Irish sept names and some Scottish names.
First the names McAree, Mac An-Ree and Muckaree have been anglicised King (Mac A' Raoi).
In the districts surrounding Oughterard, Co. Galway, the name Cunree (O'Conraoi), and Connery (Mac Conraoi) in Co. Kerry; O'Cionga in King's Co., Westmeath, and adjoining counties, have respectively anglicised King. One of the latter sept, the O'Cingas, was a witness to the old Irish Deed between Mac Geoghegan and "The Fox" O'Catherney. In Orghiall and the more Southern parts of Ulster the Connerys (Mac Conraoi) have, in many cases assumed the name of King.
Alphabetical Index of Surnames
Truelove's Journal: A Bookshop Novella
"Beautiful, different and touching. Short, sweet and lovely. Made me cry. You sense that this is a true story veiled in the guise of fiction as are all the best stories."
Although ostensibly set in England, this story was penned by an Irish bookseller under the pseudonym of Ralph St John Featherstonehaugh.
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