The Shine Family

Shine family crest

(Crest No. 1. Plate 1.)

THE Shine 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 Siodhachain and signifies “Sprightly.” The possessions of the sept were located in the present Counties of Cork, Kerry, and Limerick.