The Mulcahy Family

Mulcahy family crest

(Crest No. 239. Plate 53.)

THE Mulcahy family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heremon. The founder of the family was Maolchaba, King of Ireland, A. D. 610, son of Hugue the Second, of the race of Conal Gulban, ancestor of the Northern Hy Nials and son of Nial of the Nine Hostages, King of Ireland, A. D. 379. The ancient name was Maolchaba and signifies “Flattering.” The possessions of the sept were located in the present Counties of Tipperary and Queens County.

The well-known Irish patriot and scholar, Dr. Denis Dowling Mulcahy, of Newark, N. J., is a descendant of this family.