The Clanchy Family

Clanchy family crest

(Crest No. 1. Plate 1.)

THE Clanchy family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heber. The founder of the family was Cormac Cas, son of Olliol Ollum, King of Munster, A. D. 177, and his consort, Sabia, daughter of Con of the Hundred Battles, King of Ireland, A. D. 148. The ancient name was Clanach and signifies “Virtue.” The possessions of the clan were located in the present Counties of Cork, Limerick, and Clare.