The Clorane or Clurnean Family

Clorane or Clurnean family crest

(Crest No. 208. Plate 9.)

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