The Drehan Family

Drehan family crest

(Crest No. 286. Plate 29.)

THE Drehan family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Ir. The founder of the family was Conal Kearnach, the famous warrior, son of Amergin, fourth in degree from Rory O’More, who gave his name to the tribe in Ulster, B. C. 87. The ancient name was O’Duane, which signifies “Son of the Poet.” The possessions of the sept were located in the present County of Galway.