From Irish Names and Surnames 1923
Ó MAOLCHAOINE—I—O Mulqueeny, O Mulkeiny, Mulqueeny, Mulqueen; 'descendant of Maolchaoine' (servant of St. Caoine). This has been for centuries an alias for Ó Maolchaoin in the spoken language of Thomond. Thus, among the besiegers of Ballyally castle in 1641 was O'Mulqueen of Ballymulqueeny. It would appear from the Annals of the Four Masters, A.D. 1096, that Ó Maolchaoin is the original and correct form of the name. Compare with Mac Giollachaoin and Mac Giollachaoine.
Alphabetical Index to Irish Surnames
Charlotte Milligan Fox, sister of the poet Alice Milligan, was a founding member of the Irish Folk Song Society and an indefatigable field collector of Irish traditional music. Her singularly important work on Irish haprers is here presented for the twenty-first century reader. This edition of Annals offers a much greater number of illustrations than were included in the original 1911 publication, a full biographical introduction, an extensive bibliography of the writings of Milligan Fox and an appendix discussing the variant texts of Arthur O’Neills Memoirs.
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