The Fallon Family

Fallon family crest

(Crest No. 33. Plate 6.)

THE Fallon 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.

Fallon family crest

(Crest No. 218. Plate 10.)

The ancient name was Fallumhoin, and signifies “Governor.” The heads of the clan were styled Chiefs of Clonmadoch, and their possessions were located in the present Counties of Cork, Kerry, and Westmeath. The Fallons were Lords of Crioch-nag-Ceadach, so called from Olliol Cedach, son of Cathire More, King of Leinster, and the one hundred and ninth monarch of Ireland. The “country of the O’Fallons” was near Athlone, in the County Westmeath, but they were afterward driven across the Shannon into Roscommon. In the latter county the O’Fallons became Chiefs of Clan Uadach, a district in the barony of Athlone, comprising the parishes of Cam and Dysart. They had a castle at Miltown.