The Howley Family

Howley family crest

(Crest No. 229. Plate 33.)

THE Howley 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 of the Hundred Battles, King of Ireland, A. D. 148. The ancient name was Ollamh and signifies “Doctor.” The possessions of the clan were located in the present Counties of Clare and Mayo.