The McReedy or Riady Family

McReedy or Riady family crest

(Crest No. 34. Plate 40.)

THE McReedy or Riady 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 Riada and signifies “The Umpire.” The possessions of the sept were located in the present Counties of Cork and Limerick.