The Line of Ithe family genealogy - Irish Pedigrees

ITHE (or Ith), brother of Bilé who is No. 35, page 50, was the ancestor of the Ithians. This Ithe was uncle of Milesius of Spain; and his descendants settled mostly in Munster.


The Stem of the Irish Nation, from Ithe down to (No. 73) Cobthach Fionn, a quo O'Coffey,* of Munster.

35. Ithe: son of Breoghan, King of Spain.

36. Lughaidh [Luy]: his son; a quo the Ithians were called Lugadians.

37. Mal: his son.

38. Edaman: his son.

39. Logha: his son.

40. Mathsin: his son.

41. Sin: his son.

42. Gossaman: his son.

43. Adaman: his son.

44. Heremon: his son.

45. Logha Feile: his son.

46. Lachtnan: his son.

47. Nuaclad Argni: his son.

48. Deargthine: his son.

49. Deagha Derg: his son.

50. Deagha Amhra: his son.

51. Ferulnigh: his son.

52. Sithbolg: his son.

53. Daire (or Darius) Diomdhach: his son.

54. Each-Bolg: his son; had a brother named Luy, who was the ancestor of Clancy of Dartry, in Leitrim; and some say, of Macaulay or MacGawley of Calry, in Westmeath.

55. Ferulnigh (2): his son.

56. Daire (2): his son; from whom the Ithians were called Darinians.

57. Luy: his son.

58. MacNiadh: his son. Sabina, daughter of Conn of the Hundred Battles, was married to this Mac Niadh [Nia], by whom she had a son named Luy Mac con (cu; Irish, gen. con, coin, or cuin, a greyhound, also a champion; Gr. Ku-on), to whom the soubriquet "Mac con" was affixed, because in his youth he was wont to suckle the teat of a favourite greyhound. After Mac Niadh's death, Sabina got married to Olioll Olum, king of Munster, as already mentioned. (See p. 67.)

59. Luy Mac con: his son; the 113th Monarch of Ireland.

60. Aongus (or Æneas): his son; had four brothers:—1. Fothach Argthach, the 118th Monarch of Ireland jointly with his brother Fothach Cairpeach, by whom, A.D. 285, he was slain; 2. the said Fothach Cairpeach, the 119th Monarch; 3. Duach, ancestor of Conell, O'Hennessy, McEirc, etc.; 4. Fothach Canaan, ancestor of MacAlim or MacCalum, Earls of Argyle, etc. From one of these brothers also descended O'Hallinan, etc.

61. Fergus: son of Æneas.

62. Luigheach: his son.

63. Æneas Bolg: his son.

64. Gearan: his son; had a brother named Trean.

65. Conall Claon ("claon": Irish, partial; Gr. "klin-o"): his son.

66. Ceann Reithe ("reithe": Irish, of a ram; "ceann" a head): his son; a quo O'Reithe.[2]

67. Olioll: his son; had a brother named Trean, from whom descended St. Beoardh (8 March) of Ardcarn.

68. Fergus: son of Olioll.

69. Connacille: his son.

70. Maccon: his son.

71. Olioll (2): his son.

72. Dungal: his son.

73. Cobthach Fionn ("cobthach": Irish, victorious; "fionn," fair, meaning "the fairhaired victor"): his son; a quo O'Cobhthaigh, anglicised O'Coffey, O'Cowhig, Coffey, Coffy, and Coffee.


[1] O'Coffey: There were other families of this name in ancient Meath and in Connaught, but not of the same stock as this family.

[2] O'Reithe: This name has been anglicised Ram.