The Feeney Family

Feeney family crest

(Crest No. 11. Plate 3.)

THE Feeney 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 Feinne and signifies “Militiaman.” The possessions of the clan were located in the present County of Galway. The Feeneys or Mulfeeneys were chiefs also of a district called Corcard, in the County of Longford.