The Corry Family

Corry family crest

(Crest No. 32. Plate 16.)

THE Corry family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heremon. The founder of the family was Brian, son of Eocha Moy Veagon, King of Ireland, A. D. 350, son of Muiredach Tireach, King of Ireland, A. D. 320, son of Fiacha Straivetine, first King of Connaught of the race of Heremon.

The ancient name was Corragh and signifies “The Rock,” and was taken from Cathoil, son of Muiredach Mullethan, King of Connaught, A. D. 701. The possessions of the sept were located in the present Counties of Clare, Galway, and Mayo.