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McCarthy Heritage Weekend in Dunmanway, Ireland 26-28 May, 2017

The weekend has been inspired by the life and work of Daniel MacCarthy Glas (1807, London – 1884, Southampton). The grandson of an emigré from Dunmanway, Daniel devoted many years to research into the genealogy of the MacCarthys in general and his own family in particular, without the benefits of indexed archives, the internet or Y-DNA. Apart from several books, including The Life and Letters of Florence MacCarthy Reagh and A Historical Pedigree of the Sliochd Feidhlimidh. The MacCarthys of Gleannacroim, his research, resulted in an enormous volume of correspondence not just with Irish addresses, but with McCarthys in North America and elsewhere, as Daniel himself lived at various times in England, South Africa, Italy and France. This correspondence was meticulously copied and retained in a family archive which has traveled the globe but, with the generosity of its most recent holder, is now to come to rest in the land of his paternal ancestors.

The weekend is expected to include:

  • An exhibition of a sample of Daniel’s family papers, correspondence and memorabilia, launched (on the Friday evening) with the story of their journey.
  • Talks by representatives of UCC (University College, Cork) School of History.
  • A talk on the latest findings of the McCarthy (Y-DNA) Surname Study (with an opportunity for newcomers to test).
  • A re-dedication of the three plaques to the memory of Daniel’s ancestors at St Patrick’s Church. (Two are seen in the current banner of our main (FTDNA) website).
  • A dinner / dance in celebration of Daniel’s life and work (Saturday evening, the Parkway Hotel).
  • A coach tour (subject to attendance)  of some ancient sites having association with the MacCarthys (Sunday).

The costs have yet to be fully evaluated, but based on the 2013 Gathering will be in the region of 70 Euros for the full weekend, including the Saturday evening dinner and coach tour. We will post further information as it becomes available, but specific inquiries on other than DNA matters should be addressed to Michelle O’Mahony at

Nigel McCarthy, director of the McCarthy Surname Study intends to be in Dunmanway from Thursday 25 to Monday 29 May so should be free to discuss further any aspects of your Y-DNA investigations outside the duration of the above program.

While it may not be quite early enough for this event, those of you crossing the Atlantic in search of your lost relatives should note that the go-ahead for Norwegian Air International (NAI) to pioneer direct ‘no frills’ services from (first) Boston and (later) New York into Cork was given on 2nd December. In the meantime WOW air will be operating services from a number of North American airports into Cork, but with (typically) a two hour stopover in Reykjavik.


The Ancient Pedigree of the MacCárthaigh Family

  1. Adam
  2. Seth
  3. Enos
  4. Cainan
  5. Mahalaleel
  6. Jared
  7. Enoch
  8. Methuselah
  9. Lamech
  10. Noah
  11. Shem
  12. Arphaxad
  13. SHelah
  14. Eber
  15. Peleg
  16. Reu
  17. Serug
  18. Nahor
  19. Terah
  20. Abraham
  21. Isaac
  22. Israel (Jacob)
  23. Judah (Genesis 49:10 “The scepter shall not depart from Judah…”)
  24. Zerah (Fenius Farsaidh)
  25. Ethan (Nel or Nuil, married Scota of Pharoah Cingcres)
  26. Azariah (Gaedheal Glas)
  27. Easru (Easruth, Esru, Asruth; 1487 B.C; Egypt)
  28. Sru (Egypt/Crete)
  29. Heber Scot (Crete)
  30. Ayhainhain
  31. Tait (Scyithia)
  32. Aghenoin (Scythia)
  33. Lanh Fionn (Macagon or Moldovia)
  34. Heber (Eibhear Gluin Fhionn)
  35. Adhnoia (Adhnon Fionn)
  36. Nein Nuail (Nuadhad Nuagatt)
  37. Alloid (Alldad Abbadh of Gothland)
  38. Earchada (Gothland)
  39. Deagfatha (Gothland)
  40. Bratha
  41. Breogan of Bregantia
  42. Bille Whilom (1060/1024 B.C.)
  43. Gallam (King Milesius [Miledh] of Gaul contemporary of King Solomon 970 to 930 B.C; married to Scota)
  44. Heber
  45. Conmaol
  46. Eochaidh Faobhar Glas
  47. Eanna Airgthach
  48. Glas
  49. Ros
  50. Rotheacta
  51. Fearard
  52. Cas
  53. Munmoin
  54. Fualdergoid
  55. Cas Cedchaingnigh; Revised the study of the laws, poetry, and sciences which had become little practiced since the death of Amergin the Druid.
  56. Failbhe Iolcorach; Ordered stone walls be built between neighbors’ lands.
  57. Ronnach
  58. Rotheachta
  59. Eiliomh Ollfhionach
  60. Art Imleach
  61. Breas Rioghacta
  62. Seidnae Innaridh; First to pay his soldiers and put them under discipline. Previously their pay was what they could get from their enemies.
  63. Duach Fionn
  64. Eanna Dearg;
  65. Lughaidh Iardhonn
  66. Eochaidh
  67. Lughaidh
  68. Art; slain by his successor, uncle of the 53rd Monarch
  69. Olioll Fionn
  70. Eochaidh
  71. Lughaidh Lagha;
  72. Reacht Righ-dearg; so called the Red King due to his having a hand in the slaying of Queen Macha of the line of Ir. The only woman who was a Monarch of Ireland. He subdued the Pictish nation in Scotland
  73. Cobthach Caomh
  74. Moghcorb
  75. Fearcorb
  76. Adhamhra Foltcain
  77. Niadhsedhaman; 83rd Monarch cc.319 BC. In his time, through “the sorcery and witchcraft of his mother, the wild deer were usually driven home with the cows and tamely suffered themselves to be milked every day”.
  78. Ionadmaor; 87th Monarch c.218
  79. Lughaidh Luaighne; 89th Monarch cc.198 BC
  80. Cairbre Lusgleathan
  81. Duach Dalladh Deadha; 91st Monarch c.168 BC
  82. Eochaidh Garbh
  83. Muireadach Muchna
  84. Mofebhis; his wife. (A mistake here that O’Clery decided to leave as is. She was entered in the Irish Regal Roll instead of her son, Loich, and O’Clery did not choose to disrupt the sequence of numbers.)
  85. Loich Mor
  86. Eanna Muncain
  87. Dearg Theine; He had a competitor, Darin, in the Kingdom of Munster, of the line of Ithe. Ithe was the uncle of Milesius and the first (Milesian) discoverer of Ireland. They took turns being Monarch with the other one being governor of civil affairs.
  88. Dearg
  89. Magha Neid
  90. Eoghan Mor [Owen Mor] or, Eugene The Great. A wise prince and great warrior. He battled continually with “Conn of The Hundred Battles”, the 110th Monarch in A.D. 122. Finally they divided the Kingdom into equal parts. He was eventually slain by Conn. His name gives rise to the Eóganachta
  91. Olioll Olum. His second son, Cormac Cas, branches off to BRIAN BORU. Olioll Married the daughter of Conn, who had slain his father. She was a widow of a chief of Conn’s territory and her son demanded of Olioll that he should benefit from the agreement of their ancestors. Olioll refused and banished Maccon out of Ireland. He retired to Scotland and there soon collected a strong party of friends and relations. With the help of his Ireland relations he made war upon Olioll. The Monarch Art-Ean-Fhear’s forces joined Olioll in the great and memorable battle against Maccon at Magh Mucromha, near Athenry, where Art and seven of Olioll’s nine sons,by Sabina, died. Their army was totally defeated. By this victory, Maccon recovered his right to the Kingdom of Munster, and became Monarch for 30 years, leaving the Kingdom of Munster to his stepfather Olioll Olum, undisturbed. Olioll had two sons left, Cormac Cas and Cian. Olioll learned that after the death of his son Owen Mor, a son had been born to him named Feach. From Cormac Cas came the O’Briens, MacMahons, O’Kennedys and other nobility of Thomond. From Owen Mor came M’Carthy, O’Sullivan, O’Keeffe, and the nobility of Desmond. From Cian came O’Carroll, O’Meagher, O’Hara, O’Gara, etc.
  92. Owen Mor
  93. Fiacha (or Feach) Maolleathan
  94. Olioll Flann-beag; King of Munster for 30 years
  95. Lughaidh
  96. Connal Corc; from him the city Cork was named. To shun the unnatural love of his stepmother, he fled in his youth to Scotland where he married the daughter of the King of the Picts. One of his several sons was Main Leamhna who remained in Scotland and was ancestor of “Mor Mhoar Leamhna” i.e., Great Stewards of Lennox; from whom descended the Kings of Scotland and England of the Stewart or Stuart Dynasty.
  97. Nathfraoch
  98. Aongus or Aeneas; first Christian King of Munster, had 24 sons and 24 daughters. This King was baptized by St. Patrick. Offering to plant his Staff, or Crozier in the ground, the Saint accidently pierced the foot of Aeneas, whereby he lost much blood; but thinking this was a part of the ceremony, he patiently endured it until the Saint was done. (But this same story is also told:”Eochaidh, son of Fiachra, son of Eoghan, was baptised with Eoghan; during the ceremony the Apostle’s Staff is said to have accidently pierced the naked foot of the prince.”)
  99. Felim; second Christian King of Munster
  100. Crimthann 125th Monarch A.D. 365
  101. Aodh Dubh [Duff]; reigned 15 years
  102. Failbhe Flann. Reigned 40 years. He had a brother Fingin who reigned before him and there is dispute as who was the eldest. Because of this the Heber line ends here and splits off to MacCarthy from Failbhe, and O’Sullivan from Fingin. Died 637 A.D.
  103. Colga(n)
  104. Nad Froich
  105. Daolghus
  106. Donnghail
  107. Sneadghu
  108. Artghail
  109. Lachtna
  110. Buadh chain
  111. Ceallachan (d. 954 A.D; Caisel)
  112. Donnchadh
  113. Saoirlmeathach
  114. Carrtacch – The McCarthy Dynasties spring from this name:
    1. MacCarthy Mor
    2. MacCarthy of Duhallow
    3. MacCarthy Reagh
    4. MacCarthy of Muskerry