The Tully Family

Tully family crest

(Crest No. 141. Plate 21.)

THE Tully family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heremon. The founder of the family was Laogare, ancestor of the Southern Hy Nials and son of Nial of the Nine Hostages, King of Ireland, A. D. 378. The ancient name was Tullagh and signifies “The Green,” or “Common.”

The possessions of the clan were located in the present Counties of Cavan and Fermanagh. The McTullys were also Chiefs of Ui Laoghaire, or Lough Lir, a district which lay in the barony of Lurg, near Lough Erne, toward Tyrone.