The Hallinan Family

Hallinan family crest

(Crest No. 11. Plate 3.)

THE Hallinan 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 Hallinan, which signifies “Handsome.” The possessions of the sept were located in the present County of Limerick.

The Hallinans, with the McSheehys, were Chiefs of Ballyhallinan, in the barony of Pubhlebrien, County of Limerick.