O'Hanraghan family genealogy

Chiefs of Corcaree, County Westmeath

(See "Hanraghan," ante.)

Arms: Gu. a lizard pass. in fess or, in chief a trefoil slipped betw. two holly leaves ar. in base a garb of the second. Crest: An arm erect, couped below the elbow, vested vert, cuffed ar. holding in the hand ppr. a holly leaf vert. Motto: An uachtar.

THE O'h-Anraghain family (anglicised O'Hanraghan and Hanrahan) were formerly lords of Corcaraidhe, a territory in the county of Westmeath, forming the present barony of Corcaree, to which it gave name; and several families of this sept are to be met with in that and surrounding districts at the present day. They were also chiefs of a district in the present co. Tipperary.

In 1402, Gilla-Evin O'Hanrahan, grandson of Mahon, son of Kennedy, styled chief of Hy-Cremhthanan (the country of O'Duff in Leix), was slain.

In 1096, Gilla-Columb O'Hanrahan, erenach of Ross Alither (now Roscarbery) in Cork, died.

In 1132, died. Mulbrennan O'Hanrahan, successor of St. Brendan, at Clonfert; and, in two years afterwards, his kinsman and successor, Gilla-Brennan O'Hanrahan, a member of the house of Corcaree.

In 1580, on the 6th of April, Daniel O'Hanraghan, an aged priest, a native of Kerry, was, for his faith, martyred by a company of English soldiers, at Lislaghtan.