The Dinane Family

Dinane family crest

(Crest No. 239. Plate 53.)

THE Dinane 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 O’Dinehan, which signifies “Grandson of the Defiant.”

The possessions of the sept were located in the present Counties of Cork, Clare, Tipperary, and Limerick. They were Chiefs of Uaithne, now the barony of Owneybeg, a territory which comprised part of the Counties of Tipperary and Limerick.