Dwyer (No.2) family genealogy

Of Kilnamanagh

[1] Arms: Same as those of "Dwyer" (No. 1).

GREALLAN, a brother of Luchair, who is No. 97 on the "O'Dwyer" (No. 1) pedigree, was the ancestor of O'Dwyer, of Coille-na-Managh, or Kilnamanagh.

97. Greallan: son of Luighneach.

98. Cruitine (or Ruadhin): his son; a quo O'Ruadhin ("ruadhin:" Irish, the red little man), anglicised Ruane, Reddin, Rhin, and Rhynd.

99. Fhuradhran: his son.

100. Conaire: his son.

101. Dubh-da-Tuath: his son.

102. Dunchadh: his son.

103. Suibhneach: his son.

104. Spealan: his son.

105. Dubhodhar ("dubh: Irish, dark; "odhar," pale, wan, dun): his son; a quo O'Duibhidhir, or O'Duibhir.

106. Donchadh: his son.

107. Aodh: his son.

108. Lorcan: his son.

109. Ceallach: his son.

110. Lorcan: his son.

111. Giolla-na-Naomh: his son.

112. Lochlann: his son.

113. Giollananaomh: his son.

114. Pilip Donn: his son.

115. Tomhas: his son.

116. Lughaidh: his son.

117. Tomhas: his son.

118. Conchobhar: his son.

119. Tomhas: his son.

120. Diarmaid: his son.

121. Uaithne (Anthony): his son.

122. Pilip: his son.

123. Dermod O'Dwyer: his son; had three brothers—1. Philip, 2. Denis, 3. Edmond.

124. Philip: son of Denis: had two sisters—1. Jane, 2. Mary.


[1] Dwyer: Of this family was Michael Dwyer, the celebrated insurgent leader in 1798, who was born in 1771. In the summer of 1798 he took refuge in the Wicklow mountains, and held out for many months against the Government—at first with Holt, and afterwards with his own band. On the evening of Emmet's emeute in 1803, Dwyer led nearly 500 men to his assistance at Rathfarnham, but retired to the mountains without effecting anything. Eventually he gave himself up to the Authorities, and was sent to New South Wales, where he received an appointment in the police. He is described as a handsome and intelligent man; he died in 1815.