Hagerty family genealogy

Arms: An oak tree eradicated ppr. on a chief gu. three birds ar. beaked and legged sa. Crest: An arm in armour embowed, the hand grasping a scymitar all ppr. Motto: Nec flectitur nec mutat. [1]

SNEAGHRA, a brother of Daolagach. who is No. 98 on the "MacCarthy Mór" pedigree, was the ancestor of O'h-Eigeartaigh; anglicised O'Hegarty, Hegarty, Hagerty, Haggerty.

98. Sneaghra: son of Nadfraoch.

99. Conall: his son.

100. Domhnall: his son.

101. Artgal: his son.

102. Maolfhionnan: his son.

103. Cearbhall: his son.

104. Ceallachan: his son.

105. Cormac: his son.

106. Egcartach ("eig-ceart:" Irish, injustice): his son: a quo O'h-Eigearteigh.


[1] Hagerty: Of this family was William Stuart Hagerty of London, whose ancestors for some 200 years were settled in England. His daughter, Maria Henrietta Stuart Hagerty, m. Thomas J. Leary, who was connected with the building trade, and with a slate quarry in the vale of Avoca. Their only surviving son was the late Doctor William Hagerty O'Leary, M.P. for Drogheda, who resumed the prefix O' to his patronymic; was born at Dublin in 1836; and died in London on the 15th Feb., 1880. Wm. H. O'Leary, M.P., m. Rosina Rogers, of Dublin, and left nine children. Of him, Sir Charles A. Cameron, in his History of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Dublin: Fannin and Co., 1886), says: "Mr. O'Leary spoke very eloquently, though somewhat floridly. In stature he was very short; three Irish members (of Parliament) were, in his time, the shortest, tallest, and stoutest members in the House—namely. W. O'Leary, Mr. O'Sullivan (co. Limerick), and Major O'Grorman."

Mr. O'Leary died while attending his Parliamentary duties in London, from congestion of the lungs; his remains were brought to Ireland, and interred in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin.