O'Flaherty family genealogy

Princes of Iar (or West) Connaught

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DUACH TEANG UMH ("teang-umh:" Irish, brazen-tongue), brother of Eochaidh Tiormach who is No. 92 on the "O'Connor" (Kings of Connaught) pedigree, was the ancestor of O'Flaithbhearthaigh, of West (or Iar) Connaught; anglicised O'Flaherty, O'Fflahertie, and Flaherty.

92. Duach Teangumh: son of Fergus.

93. Aodh (or Hugh): his son.

94. Colga: his son.

95. Ceannfaola: his son.

96. Amhailgadh [awly]: his son.

97. Flann (or Florence) Robhadh: his son.

98. Fianngall: his son.

99. Flathnia: his son.

100. Moroch (also called Maonach): his son; died A.D. 892.

101. Urban: his son.

102. Moriach: his son.

103. Maonach: his son.

104. Moriach (2;: his son.

105. Eimhin: his son.

106. Flaithbheartach ("flaith:" Irish, a lord; "beartach," rich, wealthy): his son; a quo O'Flaithbhearthaigh, of West Connaught; living, A.D. 970.

107. Maolculair: his son.

108. Moriach Mór: his son; first of this family that assumed this sirname.

109. Ruadhri (or Roger): his son.

110. Hugh: his son.

111. Muireadach: his son.

112. Hugh: his son.

113. Roger: his son.

114. Murtagh: his son.

115. Donal: his son. Had two sons—1. Hugh Mór; 2. Brian: the stem of the family descended from each of these sons is, as follows:

[from Hugh Mór]

116. Hugh (4) Mór: his son.

117. Donal (2): his son.

118. Owen: his son.

119. Owen (2) Oge: his son.

120. Morogh: his son.

121. Gillduffe: his son.

122. Donal: his son.

123. Morogh: his son.

124. Sir Morogh: his son.

125. Morogh O'Flaherty: his son.

[from Brian]

116. Brian: son of Donal.

117. Morogh: his son.

118. Donal: his son.

119. Roger (3): his son.

120. Roger (4): his son.

121. Morogh: his son.

122. Roger: his son.

123. Teige: his son.

124. Donal: his son.

125. Sir Morogh: his son.

126. Teige: his son.

127. Bryan: his son.

128. Col-Morogh: his son; who died, A.D. 1652.

129. Bryan O'Flaherty: his son.

At page 362, in O'Flaherty's West Connaught, by Hardiman, this family genealogy is more fully given.



O'Flaherty: The Breitheamh or Judge to O'Flaherty of Iar Connaught, was O'Maoilampaill, written by Duald MacFirbis O'Maoilfabhuill, pronounced "O'Mullawill," and anglicised Lavelle.

Roderic O'Flaherty, historian and antiquary, was born at Moycullen Castle, Galway, in 1629. His father, Hugh, who was last chief of the race, died when Roderic was an infant. He was educated by Dr. Lynch, author of Cambrensis Eversus, and was intimate with Duald MacFirbis, of Lecan. Roderic devoted his life to the study of the history and antiquities of Ireland. He had scarcely arrived at manhood when, in 1652, without having taken any part in politics, he was included in the general Cromwellian proscription. On appeal to the Parliamentary Commissioners sitting at Athlone, he was allowed a portion of his estates in West Connaught, but it was so burdened with taxes and dues, that he was reduced to great destitution. He was disappointed in an alleviation of his circumstances at the Restoration, and wrote: "I live a banished man within the bounds of my native soil; a spectator of others enriched by my birth-right; an object of condoling to my relatives and friends, and a condoler of their miseries." His first important work was a reply to Doctor Borlace's History of the Rebellion. He also wrote A Description of West Connaught, which was first published by the Irish Archaeological Society, in 1846. His great work, the Ogygia, "remains a lasting monument of our author's learning and genius." His Ogygia Vindicated, which followed, remained in manuscript until published by Charles O'Connor, in 1775. O'Flaherty was of a commanding presence, and was proud of his blood and ancestry. He died in 1718, aged about 89 years, leaving an only son, Michael, to whom, in 1736, a portion of the family estates was restored.