The Looney Family

Looney family crest

(Crest No. 1. Plate 1.)

THE Looney 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 Sabia, his consort, daughter of Con of the Hundred Battles, King of Ireland, A. D. 148. The ancient name was Loinsighes and signifies “Mariner.” The possessions of the clan were located in the present County of Cork. The O’Looneys were also chiefs of Muintir Loney, a district known as the Monter Loney Mountains, in the County of Tyrone.