The Kernahan Family

Kernahan family crest

(Crest No. 11. Plate 3.)

THE Kernahan 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 Ceirmseachain, which signifies “The Peacemaker.” The possessions of the sept were located in the present Counties of Sligo and Donegal.