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                                                                                                                                                          Mac Donough - O Doocey

Mac Donough. See Mac Donagh.


Mac Donough. A Sept / Family branch, who had their territory in Co. Cork in Des Mhumhain / Desmond / Southern Munster where they were Kings.


O Donovan - Irish / Ua Donamhan / Donndubhain - donn (brown) dubh (black). Heberian Eoghanacht Ui Fidgeinti / Fidhgheinte Sept / Family branch who are descended from 107.Donovan who died in 980 AD as the Ui Choirpri King who had their territory in the east of Co. Limerick in the mid - north - west of Tuaisceart Mhumhain / Thomond / Northern Munster and were also to be Chiefs and Kings in the south - west of Co. Cork in Des Mhumhain / Desmond / Southern Munster and Chiefs of Cairbre Eva in the Barony of Kenry the ancient territory also of the O Clerkins and the O Flannerys as they too were also descended from 85.Eoghan Mor - the Greater the oldest son of 84.Ailill Oluimm the 1st King of Munster in the 2nd Century AD. Their particular Eoghanacht Ui Fidgeinti male line was unusual, as it was not to be through 89.Conall Corc the 1st King of Cashel / Munster whose Eoghanacht Chaisil Sept was to mostly dominate the Munster / Cashel Kingships from their fortress on the Rock of Cashel in Co. Tipperary in the north - east of Ormond / North Eastern Munster. The Eoghanacht  Ui Fidgeinti Sept may have also played a further small part in the scheme of things in Munster Province if in fact 101.Olchobur was really the 20b King of Cashel / Munster who was also from the Ui Fidgeinti Sept, and may have also ruled from Cashel before he died in 796 / 7 AD.

        Owing to the ongoing Viking disruptions the Irish Brehon Law at that time was thrown into turmoil and 104.Callaghan / Ceallachan the great Eoghanacht Chaisil 34th King of Cashel / Munster excelled during that period against the Vikings, but regrettably he was to leave no one of equal ability from his male line and the Eoghanacht Tuathas / Family regions became destabilized by a rapid succession of weakened Eoghanacht Kings, as did the long running domination of the Heremonian Dal Cuinn "southern" and "northern" Ui Niaill Septs. 107.Donovan was married to a daughter of Ivor the Viking Danish King in Limerick and along with his Eoghanacht kinsmen, 109.Molloy / Maol Muaidh the Eoghanacht Raithlind Cenel nAeda Cenel mBecce King, and Ivor the Viking King in Limerick he was involved in treachery, which brought about the death of 105.Mahon the Heberian Dal gCais Ui Turlough King of Thomond and 39th King of Munster. 109.Molloy then became the 40th King of Cashel / Munster, and for his involvement in the treachery gave his ally, 107.Donovan 9 townlands in Carberry in Co. Cork in Southern Munster, which he was to divide among his descendants, including the Glean na Chroim / Fanlobish, Clan Loghlin / Kilfoghmabeg, Gleana Mhuilinn / Kilmeen, Garruidhe O Gearbe / Myross, Clan Cathail / Drinoleague and part of Drinagh.  

       *105.Brian Boru, who was then 105.Mahon's younger brother, and the outstanding Heberian Dalcassian King of Thomond / Tuaisceart Mhumhain / Northern Munster was to go into battle against 109.Molloy, 107.Donovan and Ivor, who he defeated and they were killed in the conflict and *105.Bria Boru re - gained the upper hand for the Dal gCais Sept in the Munster Province, not only becoming the 41st King of Munster, but eventually also the 175th High King of Ireland, and in 1014 AD he was in a position to halt the Viking menace in the Battle of Clontarf near Dublin. During the long drawn out battle *105.Brian Boru, along with his son, and his grandson, were killed, and this left a big hole to be filled by the remaining aristocratic warrior Heberian Septs in Munster. The other Heberian Munster Septs began to realize that they too could also stand up and be counted and the Irish Brehon Law was really in turmoil as the fighting for overall superiority in Munster between the Mac Carthys, descended from 107.Carrthaig - the Loving One who was an Eoghanacht Chaisil Prince / Tanaiste, who was also a great - great grandson of 104.Callaghan and his personal descendants, the actual O Callaghans, weakened the Eoghanachta Tuaths further. Later on the Ui Turlough Ui mBriain Septs descended from *105.Brian Boru were to force the O Donovans out to Carbery in Co. Cork in Des Mhumhain / Desmond / Southern Munster  where they had their main seat in Castle Donovan at Drimoleague. When the Anglo - Norman Invasion occurred later on in earnest in 1169 - 1172 Ad they were further weakened, and in 1326 AD Fitz Gerald the Anglo - Norman Earl of Kildare rebuilt their O Donovan Castle on the Margue River in Co. Limerick. Just like so many other Gaelic Irish Septs they were only to survive as a Gaelic Sept until the 17th Century AD when the English finally confiscated all of their remaining territory also. Daniel O Donovan at that time re - established the Family at Bawnlahan near Myross and at Castlehaven, with their main fortress at Brurec in Co. Limerick, while at Ballylickey in Co. Cork was their Rahine Castle west of Glandore.

Later on when the noted Irish historian Dr. John O Donovan’s father was dying he repeated his Heberian Eoghanacht male lineage back to 1641 AD telling his sons not to forget that that they was descended from 84.Ailill Oluimm the Heberian 1st King of Munster although his particular branch had by this time migrated to Co. Kilkenny, from where Dr. John O Donovan’s brothers took him to Dublin to become better educated, and later, in and around Co. Kilkenny in the south - west of Southern Leinster he gained a greater knowledge of the Gaelic language and the ancient history of the Irish Gaelic Families. Born in 1809 AD he was to die in 1861 AD after founding the Irish Archaeological Society for the study and history of the Irish people, and those of Irish descent must in the future be forever thankful for this. The O Donovan Chief is / or was Daniel O Donovan from Skibbereen in Co. Cork.

          Ancestors: 128.Richard O Donovan born 1764 AD died 1829 AD, 127.Donnell married Anne Kearney of Garretstown, 126.Richard O Donovan married Eleanor Fitz Gerald the daughter of the Knight of Kerry, 125.Donnell Oge O Donovan, the son of 124.Donnell, died in 1703 AD, who had previously petitioned Charles 11 to restore his father's territory, but was only given a portion of Rahine Manor and none of the territory of Castle Donovan and in 1684 AD he was put on trial by the English for High Treason but was acquitted and later in 1690 AD joined James 11 and became the Deputy Governor of Charles Fort situated at the mouth of the River Bandon where he was attacked by the turncoat John Churchill who later became the Duke of Marlborough who had changed sides and he was forced to surrender. 124.Donnell O Donovan whose main seat was at Myross in the Rahine Castle joined in with the Earl of Castlehaven acting for the Stuarts against Oliver Cromwell, and in 1645 AD he was involved in capturing the castles at Milton, Connaght and Rostellan all in the same year. In 1652 AD his territories were confiscated by Oliver Cromwell who gave them to his  officers and soldiers. Drimoleague was divided among  Butler, Gilkes, Sandford, Tonson, White, Wood etc while the territory at Myross was given to Henry Beecher, Samuel Jervois and Sampson Trige. He married Joanna the daughter of Eoghan Mac Carthy and they produced 5 sons and a daughter. 125.Donnell, 125.Denis of Fortnaught at Castlehaven who married Mary the daughter of Cormac Mac Donogh Mac Carthy na Mona who had a son, 126.Donnell, 125.Keadagh Mor the ancestor of of the O Donovans of Crookhaven, Knockduff and Kinligh. 125.Teague who also had a son 126.Donnell whose son 127.Teague  O Donovan along with O Driscoll and Mac an Crimeen Mac Carthy were killed at Castle Townsend in 1690 AD. 125.Philip and 125.Honoria who married Teague an Duna Mac Carthy of Dunmanway, and later died in 1660 AD.

       124.Edmund married a Miss Burke and was killed in the Battle of Ballinvegga on 18th March 1643 AD  between James Butler the English Earl of Ormonde and General Preston the Irish Confederacy commander, 125.Richard his son was the father of 126.Conn who married Rose Cavanagh the sister of Brian na Stroice - of the Strokes Cavanagh who fought in the Battle of the Boyne, 127.William, his son, was the father of 128.Richard the father of 129.Edmund who died in 1817 AD the father of Dr. 130.John O Donovan who was born at Atateemore in Co. Kilkenny on the 9th of July 1809 AD who became a Barrister at Law after he translated the Annals of the 4 Masters and was to die on the 9th of December, 1861 AD aged 52 and was interred in Glasnevin Cemetery. After his father had died in 1817 AD his brother, 130.Michael took him to Dublin to be educated and under the influence of his uncle, 129.Patrick O Donovan who was a Gaelic scholar, in 1826 AD he began to study the Irish language and history and in 1829 AD joined the Ordinance Survey of Ireland and worked with Petrie, O Curry and Mangan writing articles for the Dublin Penny Journal until 1833 AD. In 1836 AD he began compiling the Irish Manuscripts held in Trinity College and in 1847 Ad he was called to the Bar and begun translating the work of the 4 Masters.

     124.Teague was to be the father of 125.Morogh the father of 126.Conn who married the daughter of Donnell O Donovan and produced 127.Morgan the father of 128.Morgan the father of 129.Morgan the father of 130. Morgan William who died in 1870 AD and William James and Henry of Cahill from Lios Ard at Skibbereen in Co. Cork.  

     123.Donnell O Donovan married Ellen the daughter of William Barry of Lislee in Barry Roe who was from James Richard Barry / Lord Bane / Viscount Buttevant. 1607 AD Donnell built Rahine Castle and burnt down the non - Catholic Bishop's house at Ross previously constructed there by William Lyon the non - Catholic Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross. 1592 AD February: his brother 123.Teague tried to depose him as being illegitimate but failed, and he died in 1639 AD leaving 4 sons, 124.Donnell, 124.Teague, 124.Richard and 124.Edmund.            

     122.Donnel Na g GCroiceainn - of the Hides (Gained his epithet from being wrapped in cow hides as an infant by Ellen his mother to hide him from the other claimants to the Chieftainship of the Clann Cathail who were out to do away with him and he was fostered by O Leary of Carrigacurra / Castle Masters at Inchigeelah in Ibh Leary after his mother took refuge there when his father was killed, and was to be eventually installed as the Clan Cahill Chief by Mac Carthy Reagh in 1560 AD who handed him the White Wand of Kingship. He was supported by O Leary, Denis Meeney O Donovan, Mac Connolly and their followers when he slew Dermod an Bhaire at Rosscarbery, 1560 AD he built Castle Donovan and married Ellen the daughter of O Leary at Drumali and they produced Dermod who was killed in 1587 at Lathach na n Damh by Donnell O Sullivan who was later to become The O Sullivan Beare, and he had other sons who were declared illegitimate by Adam Loftus in 1592 AD the English appointed Lord Chancellor. His lawful sons were to be 123.Donnell and 123.Teague, and he was to die in 1584 AD.

     121.Teague of Dromasta married Ellen the daughter of Denis O Donovan of Meeny at Drimoleague, and was slain by Deeren Tadhg O Donovan on the Bank of the River Ilen that separates Meeny from Dromasta and his slayers then killed the inhabitants of 13 houses  of the O Donovans of Gurteen Flur to the east of Meeny with only Timothy O Donovan escaping the mayhem.

   120.Dermod O Donovan the Clann Cathal King was nominated as the Prince of Carbery by Mac Carthy Reagh and is the ancestor of the O Donovan Chiefs.

   119.Randal / Raghnall had a son 120.Toby / Tioboid who is the ancestor of the O Donovans / Sliocht Tioboid who had their territory near Skibbereen and constructed the Gort na Clogh Castle, which is now a ruin.

  118.Conor O Donavan

  117.Morogh / Murcha's second son 118.Aongus was given 28 plough lands at Gleanamhullin at Kilmeen, and a residence at Clais a Rusheen, which is now also a ruin.

  116.Teague O Donovan had 2 sons, 117.Murcha, and 117.Lochlin Tancuste who received 34 plough lands from his father between the River Roury and Glandore Harbour, where he became the direct male line ancestor of the Clan Loghlin O Donovan who were to hold on to the territory there until the coming of Oliver Cromwell.

  115.Cathal O Donovan, the eldest son of 114.Crom, had all of his territory in Co. Cork in his father's time, and settled at Drimoleague in Carbery becoming the direct male line ancestor of the Clan Cathail. 1607 AD O Donyvane contained 21 plough lands and the Rahine Manor. The Clan Cathail territory was 3 score and 7 plough lands, running from the sea on the south of the River Myalagh, and was bounded on the north by the Clan Donnell Roe territory and the Glean na Chroim, with the Clandoghlin on the east, and the Clanermodie and the Clan Teague on the west. 115.Cathal lived to a great old age and was to see his territory in Co. Limerick overrun, and Castle Crom was taken from him by Maurice Fitz Gerald who was the Anglo - Norman second English Earl of Offaly who was the first of that family in the Munster Province who became the English appointed Lord Justice in Ireland, In 1229 AD under Henry 111 he also took over their motto Crom Aboo after his victory at Crom Castle. 115.Cathal had remained in his original territory, and did not have any of the territory previously belonging to the Ui Fidhgheinte / Ui Cairbre Aedhbha in Co. Limerick, but had acquired a large territory on the mountain in Corca Luighe previously belonging to the Gaelic Ithian O Driscolls where he transferred the name of Ui Cairbre of his Sept , which now forms part of 4 Baronies in Co. Cork in 1200 AD. Mac Carthy Reagh took possession of part of this territory in the later part of the 13th Century.  Ui Cairbre Mor were not an important Sept there, and it also applied to the O Donovan territory and all minor Cantreds annexed by him. 115.Cathal O Donovan left 2 sons. 116.Ivar of Castle Ivor / Ire in Myross, which he erected in 1220 AD and was held by his descendants down to 122.Donnell na gCroiceainn, and Teague.

    114.Crom / Ancrom constructed the Crom Castle on the River Maigue in Co. Limerick where Turlough O Connor the King of Connacht visited him in 1146 AD. Glean na Chroim was named for him at Fanlobush in Carbery in Co. Cork where his descendants were to hold onto the territory there until 1290 AD when they were dispersed by the rising fortunes of the Heberian Eoghanacht Chaisil Mac Carthys. Their immediate kinsmen the O Donovans then gave the Mac an Croim O Donovans territory at Kilmacbea composed of 7 town lands, which they were to hold onto until the coming of the nefarious Oliver Cromwell. 114,Crom was killed around 1254 AD at Inis Anbheil / Pheale near Iniskeen to the west of Bandon by the O Mahony Sept, and 114.Crom then became the ancestor of all of the O Donovan Septs of Carbery, and also in Southern Leinster.  

     113.Mulrooney / Maolruanaidh.

     112.Ranal / Raghnall is the ancestor of the Mac Reynolds / Raghnaill of Carbery and Kinalea in Co. Cork.

     111.Aneisleis is the ancestor of the Mac Anesleys / Standish, and he assisted *106.Donogh mac Brian, the son of *105.Brian Boru, to gain back authority in Leath Mogha and also defeat the Danes of Limerick in several battles.

    110.Murcha / Morogh was the Heberian Ui Fidhgheinte King

    109.Awley / Amhalghaidh was involved in the Battle of Clontarf in 1014 AD under 110.Cian the Heberian Eoghanacht Raithlind Prince of Kinalmeaky who was married to 106.Sadhbh the daughter of *105.Brian Boru ancestors of the O Mahonys.

  108.Cathal O Donovan was to be the first to use their surname,

  107.Donamhan the direct male line ancestor of the O Donovans / O and Mac Donamhain who married the daughter of Ivor the Danish King of Limerick who was defeated in 977 AD in battle although assisted by Amhlaff the Dane against the Heberian Dal gCais Sept under *105.Brian Boru and his 2 elder brothers. 107.Donovan was to be later killed in the Battle of Croma by 105.Duncan / Donncuan a son of 104.Kennedy / Cinaeda and ancestor of the O Kennedys. 105.Mahon another  of *105.Brian Boru's older brothers, and 109.Molloy / Maol Muadh, the Heberian Eoghanacht Raithlind Prince / Tanaiste who was a son of 108.Bran, the son of 107.Cian, who are the male line ancestors of the O Mahonys, were both eligible for the position of King of Cashel / Munster. 105.Mahon defeated 109.Molloy / Maol Muadh in 2 separate battles and became the Heberian Dal gCais 39th King of Cashel / Munster. 109.Molloy then carried out treachery, involving the Bishop of Cork and other members of the clergy who were to arrange a meeting in good faith at 107.Donovan's residence in Co. Kerry to settle their dispute. 105.Mahon arrived at 107.Donovan's residence with only 12 of his nobles, while 109.Molloy arrived with a large contingent of horsemen and captured 105.Mahon and took him as a prisoner to Co. Cork where he was murdered at Leacht Mahon near Macroom, and 109.Molloy was proclaimed the new 40th King of Cashel / Munster despite being cursed by the clergy for his foul deed. For his part in it, 107.Donovan received 9 score town lands in Carbery in the south of Co. Cork later divided among his descendants. Gleann na Chroim / Fanlobish, Clan Loghlin / Kilfoghmabeg, Gleana Mhuilinn / Kilmeen, Garruidhe O Gearbe / Myross, Clan Cathail / Drimoleague and part of Drinagh.  

106.Awley,  105.Cathal, 104.Uamhach, 103.Cathal, 102.Ceannfaola, 101.Davoren / Dubhdabhoireann, 100.Aod, 99.Roin, 98.Eoghan who lived in 667 AD, 97.Cruinnmhaol, 96.Aodh, 95.Aongus, 94.Laipe who had a brother, 94.Conneely / Caoinealadh the ancestor of the O Conneelys / O Kinnealys, and the  O Traceys / O Traseys of Munster. 93.Aililoll / Oilioll Ceannfhada who lived in 189 AD, 92.Erc, 91.Cairbre Aedhbha who had a brother, 91.Conn the ancestor of the O Keeleys, 90.Brian a contemporary of *90.Niall - of the Nine Hostages the Heremonian Dal Cuinn 126th King of Ireland, 89.Fiachu Fidgennid / Fiachra Finnghinte  (Ui Fidhgheinte), 88.Daire Cearb / Maine Munchain the second son and ancestor of the O Connells, 87.Ailill Fland Bec / Oilioll Flann Beag, 86.Fiachu Muilleathan the 1st King of Southern Munster and 3rd King of Munster, 85.Eoghan Mor the ancestor of all of the Eoghanachta Septs. 84.Ailill Oluimm the Heberian 1st King of Munster. 


Donworth. See Donarty.


O Doocey. See O Ducey.


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