The Mullaney Family

Mullaney family crest

(Crest No. 119. Plate 7.)

THE Mullaney family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heber. The blood of Heremon is also united with that of Heber in this family, through its founder, Cormac Cas, son of Olliol Ollum, King of Munster, A. D. 177, and his consort, Sabia, daughter of Con Kead Caha, King of Ireland, A. D. 148.

The ancient name was Miollainneach, which means “Thoughtful.” The possessions of the sept were located in the present Counties of Waterford, Sligo, and Longford.

There are many notable names of this family in Irish history, especially in the ranks of the clergy. In the United States the best known of the name was the late Brother Azarius of the Christian Brothers. His works on “The Development of English Literature,” “Philosophy of Literature,” “Aristotle and the Christian Church,” “Culture of the Spiritual Sense,” and other subjects are universally acknowledged to be the best produced on those questions in our day. His brother, Rev. John P. Mullaney of the Diocese of Pittsburg, Pa., is one of the founders of “The Catholic Summer School” of Plattsburg, N. Y.