The Gilfoyle Family

Gilfoyle family crest

(Crest No. 42. Plate 47.)

THE Gilfoyle family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heber. The founder of the family was Fiacha Mulliathan, son of Eogan More, son of Olliol Ollum, King of Munster, A. D. 177. The ancient name was Giollafoile and signifies “Little Child.”

The possessions of the clan were located in the present County of Tipperary. The McGilfoyles, or Gilfoyles, were Chiefs of Clan Quinlevan, and were located on the borders of Tipperary and Kings Counties.