MacCarthy Glas (No.6) family genealogy

Armorial Bearings: Same as those of "MacCarthy Reagh."

DONAL [1] CAOMH who is No. 114 on the "MacCarthy Reagh" pedigree, was the ancestor of MacCarthy Glas.

115. Cormac Donn: son of Donal Caomh, Prince of Carbery; obtained from his father for himself and his descendants the territory of Glean-na-Croim—the country for miles around Dunmanway. This Cormac became Chieftain of Carberry, and was slain in 1366. He left issue:—1. Dermod, who was taken prisoner by his cousin MacCarthy of Carberry; given over to the English, and by them murdered in 1368; 2. Felim.; 3. Donal; 4. Eoghan; 5. Tadhg; 6. Finghin; 7. Cormac; and 8. Donogh, who had a son Finghin, who had a son Cormac, whose dau. m. Donogh O'Crowly.

116. Felim: his son; a quo Sliochd Feidhlimidh—the tribe name of the MacCarthys of Glean na-Croim; was chieftain of his family; had two sons— 1. Tadhg; and 2. Finghin.

117. Tadhg of Dunmanway: his son; succeeded his father as chieftain.

118. Finin: his son; lord of Glen-na-Croin.

119. Cormac: his son; had issue: 1. Finin; and 2. Dermod na-nGlac. (1) Finin succeeded his father as chieftain; m. Ellen, dau. of O'Sullivan Bere, and had issue Cormac (who was killed by his cousin Cormac Donn in a quarrel respecting the succession to the chieftaincy): this Cormac m. Móre, dau. of Dermod Oge O'Leary, by whom he had a son Finin, who petitioned Queen Elizabeth in the matter of his father's inheritance. The other sons of this Cormac were:—Felim, slain in 1641; and Cormac Reagh; and a dau. m. to Dermod O'Crowly, of Coillsealbhach.

120. Dermod na-nGlac: second son of Cormac; was known as "Dermod of the conflicts;" m. in 1563, Eleanor, dau. of Teige, the 11th lord of Muscry; left issue two sons—1. Cormac Donn; 2. Finin; 3. Teige an-Fhorsa. (1) Cormac Donn, who slew his cousin Cormac, son of Finin, and who was murdered in Cork by the English. This Cormac Donn m. Móre, dau. of Connor O'Leary, by his wife, a dau. of MacFinin Dubh, by whom he had a son Felim, and a dau. who m. Art O'Crowly. (2) Finin d. s. p. And (3) Teige an-Fhorsa.

121. Teige: his son; called "Teige an-Fhorsa" (or Teige of the forces); chieftain, 1578 to 1618. Died in Cork City, 3rd July, 1618. Was twice married: first, to the widow of Torlogh Bacchach MacSweeney, Constable of Desmond, and dau. of Donal MacFinin of Ard Tully; and, secondly, to Eleanor, dau. of Rory MacSheehy (this lady survived him), by whom he had issue:—1. Tadhg; 2. Dermod, of Dyreagh, and proprietor of Togher Castle, and the lands of Shanacrane, etc., near Dunmanway; and a dau., who m. Randal Oge O'Hurley, of Ballinacarrig Castle.

122. Tadhg-an-Duna (or "Teige the Hospicious"): eldest son of Tadhg an-Fhorsa; b. A.D. 1584; chieftain from 1618 to 1648; second in command of the Munster forces in 1641. This Tadhg was twice married: first, to a dau. of Brian MacOwen MacSweeney of Cloghda Castle: by this lady, who was granddaughter to Owen MacSweeney, of Mishanaglas, he had two sons, viz.: —1. Tadhg-an Fhorsa; and 2. Dermod, ancestor of MacCarthy Glas. He married, secondly, Honoria, dau. of Donal O'Donovan, lord of Clan Cahill (by his wife Joan, dau. of "Sir" Owen MacCarthy Reagh), by whom he had: 3. Honoria, who m. Owen, fourth son of Donal "Pipi;" 4. Joan, who m. Cormac MacTadhg MacCarthy, of Ballea, and grandson of Sir Cormac MacTadhg, lord of Muscry; 5. Eoghan, founder of the Ballynoodie Family; and 6. Ceallaghan, living in Dunmanway Castle, 1652. Tadhg-an-Duna, d. 24th May, 1649, and was the last chieftain of this clan who exercised the rights of his position.

123. Dermod (called in English official documents "Jeremy Cartie, Esq."): second son of Tadg-an-Duna; restored to the lands of Glean-na Croim (1684), under the "Commission of Grace," by Charles II.; m. Catherine, dau. of Finin MacCarthy, of Iniskean (son of Sir Owen MacCarthy Reagh), by his wife Eleanor, dau. of Edmund Fitzgibbon, the White Knight, by whom he had Felim, and a dau. Elizabeth, who m. Edmond Shuldham, crown solicitor, to whom she brought the lands regranted to her father in 1684, together with the lands of Ardtully, and three townlands near Kenmare, This Dermod died in 1685. The lands and Castle of Togher, comprising 1,419 acres, were not restored to Dermod; these were left in possession of the "patentees," Edward and William Hoare, whose descendants are (1887) in possession to this day.

124. Felim: his son; had no inheritance but the sword; was a Captain in the Irish Army; fought on the side of James II., both before and after the King's arrival in Ireland, 22nd March, 1689; he left Ireland with the "Wild Geese," was in France at the time of his sister's marriage, upon hearing of which he hurried back, but was shot (assassinated) before he reached his native glen. By his wife Mary, dau. of Tadhg MacCarthy, of Knocktemple, Felim left three sons:—I. Dermod an-Duna; II. Owen; and III. Cormac Glas. (I) Dermod an-Duna, m. Ellen, dau. of Ceadach O'Donovan, by his wife Margaret, dau. of Sir Finin O'Driscoll, by whom he had two sons:—1. Charles; and 2. Teige na-Feile. This (1) Charles (called "of Butler's Gift") married Kate O'Donovan, of Balleedown, great aunt to Timothy O'Donovan, of Donovan's Cove, and sister to Timothy the "Swordsman." By this marriage said Charles had two sons, who d. (s. p.) before himself; and four daus.:—1. Ellen, m. O'Sullivan of Carriganass; 2. Mary, m. Maurice Hennigan, who had a dau. Ellen, m. to her cousin Charles, son to Jerry an-Duna; and two other daus., one m. to Timothy O'Leary, of Glasheens, and the other to Daniel Callanan, of Caheragh. And this (2) Teige (called "na-Feile") m. Elizabeth O'Donovan, and had issue: Jerry an-Duna, and Charles (who d. s. p.). Jerry an-Duna m. a Miss Calanan of Kinsale, and had issue two sons and one dau. —the eldest son, Charles, d. s. p.; the younger emigrated to Canada many years ago; and the dau. Mary died unm. This Jerry an-Duna lived during the end of his life with Timothy O'Donovan, of Donovan's Cove, and died in 1826, aged 84; interred at Kilbarry, one mile west of Dunmanway.

125. Owen; second son of Felim; m. Faby O'Herlihy, and had by her two sons:—I. Donogh (or Denis); and II. Florence. (I.) Donogh m. a dau. of O'Leary, of Ive Leary, and had issue:—Donogh Oge, a noted man remembered still in Glean na-Croim; and Angel, who m. Owen Calanan, the father of Dermod MacOwen, a celebrated physician, who resided at Clonakilty, and who is still remembered in Carbery. Owen Calanan had also issue by his wife Angel, a dau. Mary, m. to Cornelius MacCarthy (Clan Dermod), brother to the then Parish Priest of Inishannon, and by whom he had a dau. Nora, m. to John MacDonald, of Dunmanway, by whom he had a dau. Mary, who m. Eugene MacFinin MacCarthy, (brother to the Very Rev. Dr. MacCarthy, Vice-President of Maynooth College, who subsequently became the Right Rev. Bishop of Kerry): the issue of this marriage was a son Randal MacFinin MacCarthy.

126. Florence MacCarthy Glas: son of Owen; had two sons—I. Donogh, and II. Charles, and a daughter. III. Angel. This (II.) Charles had a son Denis, and a dau. Angel: Denis was father of Mrs. Shorten of Kilnacronogh, parish of Kinneigh, who was b. 1791. (III.) Angel was mother to Daniel O'Leary, of Shanlarig, parish of Kilmichael; b. 1796.

127. Donogh: son of Florence.

128. Owen: his son; known as "The Old Root;" m. Julia, sister to Dean Collins of Cork.

129. Eugene MacCarthy Glas of Dunmanway (The Old Root): son of Owen; b. 1801; living in Dunmanway, 1871.


[1] Glas: This word in Irish means a lock, lamentation, the sea, green, pale, poor, etc. This Conal possessing a sea coast, was naturally called "Conal Glas."