The Coghlan Family

Coghlan family crest

(Crest No. 146. Plate 64.)

THE Coghlan family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heber. The founder of the family was Cathal, King of Munster, A. D. 734. The ancient name was Coghlan and signifies “Warrior.” The title of the head of the clan was Chief of Deabna Eathra. The possessions of the McCoghlans were located in Kings County, in which they comprised the present barony of Garrycastle. They were of the race of the Dalcassians, the same as the O’Briens, Kings of Munster. The O’Coghlans, a different branch, were a clan in the County of Waterford.