Ó Bruadair

Rev Patrick Woulfe

Ó BRUADAIR—IIO Bruadar, O Brouder, O Broder, O Brother, Brouder, Broder, Brooder, Bruder, Brother, Brauders, Brodders, Brothers, (Broderick), &c.; 'descendant of Bruadar' (the Norse Broddr); the name of at least five distinct families in Ireland, viz.: (1) Ó Bruadair of Ossory, the head of which was chief of Iverk in the south of Co. Kilkenny; (2) Ó Bruadair of Galway, a respectable family in the 16th century, and still numerous in that county; (3) Ó Bruadair of Carraic Brachaidhe in Inishowen, Co. Donegal, a family still in that district at the beginning of the 16th century; (4) Ó Bruadair of Ui Ceinnsealaigh, Co. Wexford; and (5) Ó Bruadair of Corca Laoighdhe, Co. Cork. To this last, which is of the same stock as the O'Driscolls, the O'Brouders of Co. Limerick almost certainly belong. (See full account of these families by Rev. John C. MacErlean, S.J., in his Introduction to the Poems of David O Bruadair, published by the Irish Texts Society.)

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