Of the "Clan Moroghoe" Sept

From Irish Pedigrees; or the Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation by John O'Hart

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Arms: See those of "MacMorough," ante.

MURCHA (or Morogh) MacMorough, son of Murcha who (see p. 553, ante) is No. 111 on the "MacMorough" pedigree, was the ancestor of this branch of that family:

112. Morogh MacMorough (a quo Clan Moroghoe): son of Murcha. From this Clan is derived the name O'Moroghoe, which has been anglicised O'Murphy, Murrough, and Murphy.

113. Morogh: son of Morogh; had a brother Donogh, who had a son named Morogh.

114. Morogh-na-Maoir (of the Stewards): son of Morogh (No. 113 living A.D. 1193.

115. Donogh Reamhar: his son; a quo O'Murphy Reamhar. (See the "O'Murphy" No. 10 pedigree.)

116. Morogh: his son.

117. Donogh na-Coille:[1] his son.

118. Diarmuid:[2] his son.

119. Maurice: his son.

120. Donogh Dubh MacMorough O'Murphy: his son. From this Donogh it is said that Clan Donagh was so called; and from the territory of Clan Donagh, the present barony of "Clandonagh," in the Queen's County, on the border of the co. Kilkenny, derives its name.

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[1] Coille: Donagh-na-Coille had a brother named Dermod Muimneach (or Dermod the "Munsterman"), who was father of Donogh, the father of Donal, the father of Dermod, the father of Donogh, who was living in the 15th century. Dermod Muimneach O'Moroghoe was the first of the family that, in the 13th century, settled in Munster.

[2] Diarmuid. This Diarmuid (or Dermod) MacMorough O'Murphy had two brothers—1. Reman, who was the father of Seonach, the father of Manus, the father of David; and 2. Luke, who had a son named Donogh.