Ó hAichir

Rev Patrick Woulfe

Ó hAICHIR—IO Haghir, O Hagher, O Hahir, O'Hehir, O'Haire, O'Hare, Hegher, Hehir, Aher, Hair, Hare, Herr, &c.; 'descendant of Aichear' (sharp, bitter, angry); also written Ó hAithchir, Ó hOichir, &c.; the name of a Thomond family who, at the end of the 11th century, were lords of Magh Adhair, between Ennis and Tulla, but afterwards settled in Ui Cormaic, on the west side of the Fergus, between Ennis and Slieve Callan. Though long settled in Thomond, the family was not of Dalcassian origin, but a branch of the Ui Fidhgheinte, in the present Co. Limerick. The name is still common in Clare and Limerick.

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