From Irish Names and Surnames 1923
Ó hANRADHÁIN—I—O'Hanrahan, O'Hourihane, O Harraghan, O Horoghane, O Hourigan, O Harragan, O Horigane, O Horgane, O Hawrane, O Howrane, Hanrahan, Hourihane, Hourigan, Horrigan, Haran, Horan, Horgan, &c.; 'descendant of Anradhán,' (diminutive of anradh, warrior, champion); variously corrupted in different parts of Ireland to Ó hAnracháin, Ó hAnnracháin, Ó hAnnragáin, Ó hArracháin, Ó hArragáin, Ó hArgáin, Ó hAnnráin, Ó hIonráin, &c.; the name (1) of a Dalcassian family in Thomond, where it is still very common (see Ó hAnracháin); (2) of a West Cork family who were anciently erenaghs of Ross (see Ó hAnnracháin); (3) of a Leix family who were anciently chiefs of Ui Creamhthainn, a district lying around the rock of Dunamase, in the present Leix (see Ó hArragáin and Ó hArgáin); and (4) of a Meath family who were formerly chiefs of Corca Raoidhe, now the barony of Corcaree, in Co. Westmeath (see Ó hIonráin and Ó hIonnráin). Ó hAnnragáin (which see) appears to be a Tipperary form of this surname. The different forms are now very widely scattered.
Alphabetical Index to Irish Surnames
In Popular Rhymes and Sayings of Ireland (first published in 1924) John J. Marshall examines the origin of a variety of rhymes and sayings that were at one time in vogue around different parts of the country, including those which he recalled from his own childhood in County Tyrone. Numerous riddles, games and charms are recounted, as well as the traditions of the ‘Wren Boys’ and Christmas Rhymers. Other chapters describe the war cries of prominent Irish septs and the names by which Ireland has been personified in literature over the centuries.
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