The Flannery Family

Flannery family crest

(Crest No. 11. Plate 3.)

THE Flannery 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 Flaitheamhnas, signifying “Dominant.” The possessions of the sept were located in the present Counties of Limerick and Mayo. The O’Flannerys were, with the O’Clerkins, chiefs of Dal Caibre Eva, in the barony of Kenry, County of Limerick.

There are several of the name in the United States and Canada. Many of them are prominent among the clergy, among whom may be mentioned Rev. M. F. Flannery of Brooklyn, N. Y.