The Bolger Family

Bolger family crest

(Crest No. 239. Plate 53.)

THE Bolger family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heremon. The founder of the family was Maine, ancestor of the Southern Hy Nials and son of Nial of the Nine Hostages, King of Ireland, A. D. 379. The ancient name was Bollsgaire and signifies “The Herald.” The possessions of the clan were located in the present County of Carlow.

There are many of this name in the United States, among whom may be mentioned Captain James P. Bolger, of Brooklyn, N. Y.