The Mallon Family

Mallon family crest

(Crest No. 95. Plate 21.)

THE Mallon family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heremon. The founder of the family was Muiredach, or Mulrooney Mullethan, King of Connaught in the seventh century and of the line of Duach Galach, first Christian King of Connaught. The ancient name was Maoladh and signifies “Prompt.” The possessions of the clan were located in the present Counties of Mayo and Sligo.