Ó Lochlainn

Rev Patrick Woulfe

Ó LOCHLAINN—IIO Loghlan, O Laghlan, O'Loughlan, O'Loughlin, O'Loghlen, Loghlin, Loughlan, Loughlen, Loughlin, Laughlin, &c.; 'descendant of Lochlainn'; the name (1) of a leading family of Cinel Eoghain, more commonly called Mac Lochlainn, which see; and (2) of an ancient and distinguished family in Co. Clare, who took their name from Lochlainn, lord of Corcomroe, in the 10th century. The O'Loghlins and O'Connors originally formed one clan, and ruled over a district co-extensive with the diocese of Kilfenora. This district, which was called Corcomroe from the clan-name of its inhabitants, the Corca Modhruaidh, was afterwards divided into two nearly equal parts between the two families, O'Loghlen ruling over East Corcomroe, which was also called Burren, and O'Connor over West Corcomroe. The O'Loghlens were a powerful family, and retained their rank as lords of Burren down to the reign of Elizabeth. They are still numerous and respectable in Thomond.

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