The Hanraghan Family

Hanraghan family crest

(Crest. No. 235. Plate 11.)

THE Hanraghan family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heber. The founder of the family was Cormac Cas, son of Olliol Ollum, King of Munster, A. D. 177, and his consort Sabia, daughter of Con Kead Caha, or Con of the Hundred Battles, King of Ireland, A. D. 148. The blood of Heber and Heremon is thus united in this family. The ancient name was Anraidhan, which means “Champion.” It was taken from Anrachana, a chief of the clan. The possessions of the sept were located in the present Counties of Limerick, Tipperary, and Westmeath. In the last-named county the O’Hanraghans were Chiefs of Corcaraidhe, now the barony of Corcaree. The O’Hanraghans were also a clan of note in Tipperary.