The McGloin Family

McGloin family crest

(Crest No. 239. Plate 53.)

THE McGloin family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heremon. The founder of the family was Eogan, ancestor of the Northern Hy Nials and son of Nial of the Nine Hostages, King of Ireland, A. D. 379. The ancient name was Glinn and signifies “The Fort.” The possessions of the clan were located in the present County of Leitrim, where the McGloins were Chiefs of Rossinver.