Mulcahy (No.3) family genealogy

Of Killkeany

JOHN, brother of Edmund, who is No. 120 on the foregoing ("Mulcahy" of Ardpaddeen) pedigree, was the ancestor of Mulcahy, of Killkeany, co. Waterford.

120. John, of Killkeany, county Waterford; son of Thomas Mantach.

121. James: his son. This James had three brothers and five sisters: the brothers were—1. Patrick, 2. David, 3. John—the three of whom left no issue. The five sisters were—1. Catherine, who was married to Thomas Halloran, of Scart; 2. Margaret, married to Denis Hacket, of Clashgannee; 3. Johanna, married to Patrick Sheehan, of Orchardstown, county Tipperary, near Clonmel; 4. Mary, married to Bartholomew Mulcahy, of Marlfield; and 5. Ellen, married to James Butler, of Killnamack.

122. John Mulcahy of Killkeany: son of said James; married Margaret Power of Knockane-Brendain; both living A.D. 1880. The surviving children of this marriage were (in 1881) the following:—1. Rev. David Bernard Mulcahy, Ballynafeigh, Belfast; 2. John of Glashea (whose son David entered Maynooth College as an ecclesiastical student in 1880); 3. Nanno (deceased), m. to James Tobin, Curraghnagree; 4. Johanna, m. to James Beresford, of Deelish, Dungarvan; 5. James, 6. Edmond of Killkeany; 7. Bridget, married to Michael O'Connor, Cascade Cottage, Clonmel; 8. Rev. Patrick Mulcahy, St. Mary's, Bradford, England; and 9. Rev. Michael Ambrose Mulcahy, St. Mary's, Bradford.

123. Edmond of Killkeany: the fourth son of the said John Mulcahy;[1] m. Kate-Clare Beresford; living in 1880, having issue.

124. John-Patrick Mulcahy: son of said Edmund; b. in 1880.


[1] Mulcahy: The ancient fort or rath in the parish of Castleconor, co. of Sligo, known as Rath Maoilcatha, has suggested the idea that this family may have derived their name from the Maolcatha after whom that rath is called; and therefore that they are descended from the royal stock from which branched the O'Connors, Kings of Connaught. That conjecture is based on the following extract from MacFirbis's Book of Genealogies, quoted by Professor O'Curry, at page 223 of his "Manuscript Materials of Ancient Irish History:" "Such is the stability of the old buildings, that there are immense royal raths (or palaces) and forts (lios) throughout Erinn, in which there are numerous hewn and polished stones and cellars and apartments, under ground, within their walls; such as are in Rath Maoilcatha, in Castle-Conor, and in Bally O'Dowda, in Tireragh (co. Sligo), on the banks of the Moy. There are nine smooth stone cellars under the walls of this rath; and I have been inside it, and I think it is one of the oldest raths in Erinn; its walls are of the height of a good cow-keep still."