The Doolan Family

Doolan family crest

(Crest No. 186. Plate 8.)

THE Doolan 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. The ancient name was Domblein and signifies “Bulky.” The title of the chiefs of the clan was Prince of Fertullagh, and the possessions were located in the present Counties of Kerry, Mayo, and Cavan. The O’Doolans were chiefs also of Clan Breasail MacDuileachain or Doolan, near Kinelarty, in the barony of Castlereagh, in the present County of Down.