The Dinerty Family

Dinerty family crest

(Crest No. 49. Plate 47.)

THE Dinerty family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heber. The founder of the family was Cormac, King of Munster, A. D. 483.

This clan belonged to the Eoganacht tribe, whose chief was McCarthy More, Prince of Muskerry, King and Prince of Desmond, King of Cashel and Munster. The ancient name was Deonaightheach, which signifies “Willing.” The possessions of the sept were located on the borders of the present Counties of Tipperary and Kilkenny.