Ó hAllmhuráin

Rev Patrick Woulfe

Ó hALLMHURÁIN—IO Halowrane, O Halloraine, O'Halloran, O'Hallaran, O'Halleran, O'Halleron, Halloran, Holloran, &c.; 'descendant of Allmhurán' (stranger from beyond the sea); the name (1) of a Galway family who were anciently chiefs of Clann Fearghaile, an extensive district in the neighbourhood of the present city of Galway; and (2) of a Thomond family, of the same stock as the MacNamaras, who, before the year 1641, were seated in the parish of Ogonnelloe, in the east of Co. Clare. The name is still very common in both counties.

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