The Friel Family

Friel family crest

(Crest No. 257. Plate 32.)

THE Friel family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heremon. The founder of the family was Fiacha Baiceada, son of Cathire More, King of Ireland, A. D. 144. The ancient name was Friell and signifies “Man of Science.” The possessions of the sept were located in the present County of Carlow.