O'Sullivan Mor (No.2) family genealogy

Lords of Dunkerron

Arms: A dexter hand couped at the wrist, grasping a sword erect. Crest: On a ducal coronet or, a robin redbreast with a sprig of laurel in its beak. Motto: Lamh foistenach abu.

DONAL NA SGREADAIDHE, a younger brother of Dermod, who is No. 121 on the "Vera-O'Sullivan" pedigree, was the ancestor of this illustrious branch of that family.

121. Donal na Sgreadaidhe (or "Donal of the Shriek"): son of Owen.

122. Donal of Dunkerron: his son; m. Mary, dau. of Cormac Oge, lord of Muscry, and, dying in 1580, left issue—1. Owen; 2. Dermod, tanist of Dunkerron, who m. Julia, dau. of Owen MacCarthy Reagh, Prince of Carbery; 3. Broghe, who m. the dau. of O'Donovan of Carbery; 4. Connor, who m. Una (or Winifred), dau. of Edmond Fitzgerald, Knight of the Valley; 5. Donal, who m. the dau. of O'Leary, widow of MacGillicuddy; 6. Ellen, m. to Donal O'Sullivan Beara; and 7. a dau. who m. John, Knight of Kerry.

123. Owen of Dunkerron: son of Donal; m. Julia (living 1603), dau. of Donogh MacCarthy Reagh, Prince of Carbery (and sister to Florence MacCarthy Mór); and, dying, in 1623, left issue—1. Donal; 2. Owen (living in 1640), who had a son, Dermod; 3. Dermod; 4. Mary; 5. Ellen; and 6. Julia, who m. John O'Connor - Kerry. In 1585, this Owen attended "Perrott's Parliament," in Dublin.

124. Donal (d. 1633): son of Owen; m. twice: his first wife was Honoria (d. s. p.), dau. of Edmond Fitzgibbon; his second wife was Jane, dau. of Patrick Fitzmaurice, the White Knight of Kerry, by whom he had the following children:—1. Owen; 2. Donal, married to Mary, dau. of Jenkins Conway, of Kilrolan, co. Kerry; 3. Philip; 4. Dominick; 5. Ellen, who married Finin MacCarthy, of Gorgalt; 6. Mary; 7. Dermod; and 8. Julia. This Donal was buried in the Abbey of Irrelah, co. Kerry.

125. Owen: son of Donal; married Mary, dau. of Sir Edmund Fitzgerald, of Ballymalow, near Cloyne, co. Cork. This Owen styled "Owen O'Sullivan More," alias "The O'Sullivan, Dunkeron Castle," was one of the Forfeiting Proprietors under the Cromwellian Confiscation consequent on the war of 1641-1654.

126.Donal: son of Owen; died about 1699.

127. Rory-Ramhar: his son; m. Juliana, dau. of Philip O'Sullivan

128. Donal O'Sullivan Mór: his son; m. Hester O'Sullivan, who d. on 17th Jan., 1796, and was buried in Killarney. This hereditary Prince of Dunkerron died, s. p. on the 16th April, 1754, and was the last male representative of this branch of the House of O'Sullivan Mór.

It is a lamentable fact that the O'Sullivan Mór people are in Munster, now reduced to the position of poor labourers. Such is life!