Finaghty family genealogy

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DUNGAR, a brother of Ficheallach, who is No. 99 on the "Fihilly" pedigree, was ancestor of O'Finachtaigh; anglicised Finaghty,[1] Finnerty,[2] and Snow.

99. Dungar: son of Conbhach.

100. Fionnachtach ("fionnsneachda:" Irish, snow-white): son of Dungar; a quo O'Finachtaigh, "one of the twelve lords of Cruaghan" (or Croaghan) in the county Roscommon.

101. Beannachdach (latinized Benignus and Benedict [3]): his son.

102. Concha: his son.

103. Cathal: his son.

104. Murtach: his son.

105. Murtach Oge: his son.

106. Teige: his son.

107. Teige Oge: his son; the last "lord of Clannconon."

108. Charles O'Finaghty: his son; first assumed this sirname.

109. Brian: his son; had two brothers—1. Daniel, and 2. Donoch.

110. Hugh: son of Brian.

111. Rory: his son; had two brothers—1. Hugh, and 2. Manus.

112. Donoch Granna: son of Rory.

113. Charles: his son.

114. William: his son; had two brothers—1. James, the priest, and 2. Redmond.

115. Malachy O'Finaghty: son of William.


[1] Finaghty: Of this family was James Finaghty, the Irish astrologer and exorcist, who flourished at the end of the 17th century.

[2] Finnerty: Peter Finnerty, one of the ablest reporters of his time, was born at Loughrea in 1766. In 1797 he was printer and editor of the Press, the organ of the United Irishmen, to which both Curran and Moore are said to have contributed. On the 22nd December, 1797, he was tried for a libel on the Government concerning the trial and execution of Orr, and, refusing to disclose the name of the author, was sentenced to stand in the pillory, pay a fine, and suffer imprisonment for two years. Arthur O'Connor, Lord Edward Fitzgerald, and others of his party, attended him at the pillory in Green-street. He died at Westminster on the 11th May, 1822.

[3] Benedict: From this name some derive Bennett.