From Irish Names and Surnames 1923
Ó hUGHRÓIN—I—O Hurrone, O Hurrane, O Horan, Horan; 'descendant of Ughrón'; now corrupted to Ó hOghráin; the name (1) of a branch of the Ui Maine who were seated in the parish of Clonrush, in the south of Co. Galway, where they were very numerous and possessed considerable property down to the Cromwellian confiscations; and (2) of an ecclesiastical family who were coarbs of St. Mochua at Balla, Co. Mayo. Eóin Ó hUghróin, a member of this family, was appointed Bishop of Elphin, in 1245, but died the next year. The name, both in Galway and in Mayo, has long been corrupted to Ó hOghráin, and in the 16th century was generally anglicised O Horane, or O Horan. Compare with Ó Mughróin, now Ó Moghráin.
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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