O Lochlainn of Burren

    The O Lochlainns of Co. Clare were originally styled "Lords of
Cormomroe," a district in that country named after the clan name of
the O'Loughlins and the O'Connors of Corca Modhruaidh (descendants
of Fergus mac Roich, grandson of Ruadri Mor, founder of Clanna Rory
in Ulster).  In later centuries the two septs split apart, the
O'Connors taking Corcomroe and the O'Loughlins taking Burren as
their territory.  Seated at Craggans in the 16th century, the
O'Loughlins were the most powerful family in the north-western part
of Co. Clare on the shores of the Atlantic and Galway Bay,
subordinate to the O'Brien overlords of Connacht based in Thomond
(southern Clare).  They bore the title "Kings of Burren" and their
chiefs were styled "O'Loughlin Burren."
    They appear to have been a fairly small sept.  In the Census of
1659 only 13 O'Loughlin or McLoghlen families are listed in the
barony of Burren, with an additional 22 families listed in the
baronies of Tulla and Bunratty.  Some of these latter families may
have been members of the O Lachtnainn of Ely sept, although the the
"Mac" and the "O'" forms were often employed indiscriminately in
this century  and some or all of the McLoghlins named may have been
    With the wide-spread dropping of the "Mac's" and the "O's" in
Ireland, the resulting surname of Loughlin or Laughlin cannot be
distinguished from those MacLoughlins or McLaughlins who dropped
the "Mac's" from their names;  nor from those O'Lachtnainns who
anglicised their name to Loughlin or O'Loughlin.

     Census of 1659  Co. Clare

          Barony of Burren

              Principle Irish Names:  McLoghlen  07
                                      O'Loghlen  06

                  titulado:  Bryen O'Loghen, gent.
                  townland:  Coskerine

          Barony of Tulla

              Principle Irish Names:  McLoghlen  12

          Barony of Bunratty 

              Principle Irish Names:  McLoghlin  10

     Dispossessed Landowners of Clare

          John McLoghlen of Clontra
          Rosse O'Loghlin of ffaha
          Thirlagh O'Loghlin of Glanslide
          Donogh O'Loghlin of Moguha

                                                 60  Ruaidri Mor
                                                     (a quo Clanna Rory)
                         |                                                     |
                   61   Cionga                                                Rossa Ruadh = Roich
                         |                                                     |
                   62   Cathbadh                                              Fergus mac Roich
                         |                                                    (Cattle Raid of Cooley)
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                   63   Fachtna                   Ciar                           Cormac                     Corc
                   64   Cas                                                                                 Deadha
                   65   Aimhirgin              (O'Connor of Ciarraidhe       (Mac Raghnaill)                Ollaous
                   66   Conal Cernach           i.e., Kerry)                                                Meadnrua
                       (hero of the Ulaid)                                                             67   Aibhill
                                                                                                       68   Anbheith
                      (MacAonghusa,                                                                    69   Aodh
                       Mac Guinness,                                                                   70   Aodh chorb
                       Mac Artain)                                                                     71   Nachten
                                                                                                       72   Cuon
                                                                                                       73   Earck
                                                                                                       74   Merchu
                                                                                                       75   Oscar
                                                                                                       76   Cork
                                                                                                       77   Enare
                                                                                                       78   Earck
                                                                                                       79   Mesinsala
                                                                                                       80   Mesuindun
                                                                                                       81   Osgar
                       Ruaidri Mor m. Sitrighe m. Dubh m. Falchen m. Faobhardhil                       82   Cubrac
                       m. Caithfear m. Glass m. Finndeorcath  m. Srubh  m. Rossa                       83   Broch
                       m. Dubh m. Fomhor m. Airg-eadmhar m. Siorlamh m. Fionn m.                       84   Talagh
                       m. Bratha m. Labraidhe m. Cairbre m. Olamh Fodla (for whom                      85   Amerigin
                       the province of Ulster was named) m. Fiachaidh Fionscothach                     86   Senach
                       m. Seadna m. Art m. Airtre m. Eibric m. Heber m. Ir, the                        87   Fulen
                       second son of King Milesius of Spain.                                           88   Dubh
                                                                                                       89   Bescall
                                                                                                       90   Ceallach
                                                                                                       91   Maoldubh
                                                                                                       92   Dubh da crioch
                                                                                                       93   Miodh Laoch
                                                                                                       94   Rachtaura
                                                                                                       95   Dubhrue
                                                                                                       96   Flahartach
                                                                                                       97   Samhradhan
                                                                                                       98   Argha
                                                                                                       99   Maolsechlainn
                                                                                           |                                |
                                                                                      100 Conor                            Lochlan
                                                                                       (O'Connor of                      (O'Loughlin of
                                                                                        Corcumroe)                        Burren)
                                                           99  Maolsechlainn
                                              |                                  |
                                        100  Conor                              Lochlan
                                         (O'Connor of                      101  Amhlaoibh (Awley)
                                          Corcumroe)                             |
                                                                           102  Maolsechlainn
                                                                           103  Amhlaoibh
                                                                           104  Congalach
                                                                           105  Donoch
                                                                           106  Awnay cam
                                                 |                        |              |                   |
                                           107  Maolsechlainn            Donoch         Brian               Iriell
                                                O'Loughlin               O'Loughlin     O'Loughlin          O'Loughlin
                                                                    108  Awnay
                                                                    109  Ruaidri
                                                                    110  Maolsechlainn
                                                                    111  Uaithne (Anthony)
                                                          |                               |
                                                    112  Uaithne                         Ruaidri O'Loughlin
                                                          |                               |
                                                    113  Finola                          Maolsechlainn
                                                                                    114  Uaithne
                                                                                    115  Torlogh
                                                                                    116  Donogh
                                                                                    117  Torlogh O'Loughlin
                                                                                         of Burren
                                                                                         living in 1724

                             Additions by Sir William Betham
                             "Linea Antiqua"
                               |                                       |
                                                                      Denis O'Loughlin
                                                                      Chief of his name
                                                                      d. ca. 1718
                               |                                       |
                               |                                       |
                              Malachy O'Loughlin                      Terence O'Loughlin
                               |                                      Chief of his name
                               |                                      d. ca. 1748
                               |                                       |
                            1  |                2                      |
           A daughter of    = Colman O'Loughlin = Susanna             Peter O'Loughlin
           Daniel O'Connell   d. May 1810       |                     Chief of his name
                                                |                     Called Prince of Burren
           |                                      |                                 |                            |        |
          Hugh O'Loughlin = Barbara, dau. of     Michael O'Loughlin = Bedilla      Brian O'Loughlin = Ellen     Donnell  Terence
           |                John Flanagan        (Baronet)                                            Kelly
           |                                      |
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          Colman      Hugh        Barbara        Colman      Hugh        Brian       Michael     Mary   Susan   Bedilla    Larry
          O'Loughlin  O'Loughlin  O'Loughlin     O'Loughlin  O'Loughlin  O'Loughlin  O'Loughlin
                                                 d. 1877

37.  Ir, the fifth son of Milesius but the second who left any 
     issue, the 37th in descent from Adam, our 
     first parent, ancestor of the ancient 
     nobility and gentry of Ulster, commonly 
     called Clanna Rory.  On his landing in 
     Ireland with his brothers, was drowned on the 
     coasts of Munster, and buried at a place now 
     called Scelling-Mhichael.  From him the 
     country was first called Ireland, i.e., the 
     land of Ir.

38.  Heber Donn, his only son, upon the division of the country 
     by his two surviving uncles, Heber Fionn and 
     Heremon, the north part, then called Ula, now 
     Ulster, fell to his lot, which his posterity 
     enjoyed and were kings thereof, many of them 
     Monarchs of Ireland.

39.  Hebric, son of Heber Donn.

40.  Artra, his son;  had two elder brothers, Fearmna and 
     Sobhrach, who were the first Monarchs of 
     Ireland of this line and reigned jointly, 40 
     years, and were slain in battle without 

41.  Artrech, son of Artra.

42.  Sedna, his son, was the 23rd Monarch of Ireland, for five 
     years, and then was slain at Cruachan in 
     Connacht, A.M. 3847, by his own son.

43.  Fiacha Fionn Scothach, nick-named from the great abundance 
     of wine which in his reign fell (as manna) on 
     the leaves and trees and flowers of the 
     field, which were gathered and shrived into 
     bushels and kept for use.  After the murder 
     of his father, he cecame the 24th Monarch of 
     Ireland, for 20 years, and was slain in 
     battle by his Hiberian successor, A.M. 3867.

44.  Olam Fodhla, his son, the 27th Monarch of Ireland, for 40 
     years, and died a natural death at his royal 
     seat at Teamhair (Tara), A.M. 3922.  He was 
     called Olamh Fodhla (from his first name, 
     Criomthann) for his great learning and deep 
     knowledge in the sciences of instructing his 
     people, which the Monarch imparted.  It was 
     he that first instituted the Parliament of 
     Tara, where were ordained good and wholesome 
     laws for the rule and government of the 
     kingdom.  In this Parliament, the Monarch, 
     provincial nobility and gentry, druids, 
     antiquarians of the whole kingdom were to 
     meet every third year at the royal city of 
     Tara about the time called Samhain, i.e. the 
     first of November, for the making of laws, 
     reforming general abuses, revising their 
     antiquities, genealogies and chronicles and 
     purging them from all corruption and 
     falsehood that might be foisted on them since 
     their last meeting.  During the continuance 
     of this triennial parliament or meeting there 
     was good rule, order kept and strictly 
     observed amoung them that every man from the 
     highest to the lowest, that was to sit 
     therein, both at their feasting, which they 
     usually kept for seven days before they 
     entered upon business, and seven days after 
     ending their business.
     All in council knew his plate by his shield 
     or target, whereon his coat-of-arms was 
     depicted which the antiquarians hung up in 
     order beforehand upon pins or pegs over the 
     seats they were to sit on according to the 
     degree or quality of the bearer, so that 
     every man sat under his own shield or target 
     with their backs to the wall, and none 
     sitting at the west side of the table;  
     without any manner of confusion or striving 
     for precedence which might occasion confusion 
     or quarrels, which were so well provided 
     against that it was immediate death without 
     mercy, without hopes of it, or without any 
     power, even to the Monarch himself for any 
     reason whatsoever, either to affront, wound 
     or strike or draw upon any man attending that 
     great assembly;  or to be convicted either of 
     robbery, stealth, ravishing or fancying a 
     woman, or of any other outrageous fact during 
     the sessions of it;  and this famous meeting 
     and custom was duly kept and strictly 
     observed from the first institution  thereof, 
     by the said Olavs, till the Irish submission 
     to King Henry the Second of England, upwards 
     of 2,500 years.  It was he also that first 
     divided the land of Ireland into hundreds, 
     called by the Irish triocha-chuto, and placed 
     a Lord or taniste over each such hundred and 
     over seach town in the nundred a Bailiff, an 
     applotter of Dukes, and receiver of 
     strangers, to provide entertainment for them 
     at free cost.
     This Olaus or Olamh (from whom according 
     to some chronicles Ulster was first called 
     Ula) and his prosperity held and maintained 
     themselves in the Monarchy of Ireland 
     successively for 240 years, without any of 
     the other septs of Heber of Heremon coming 
     between or interrupting the same.

45. Cairbre, the youngest son of Olaus, had three elder brothers, 
     Fionnachta, Slanoll and Gead, who were 
     successively Monarch of Ireland, and so their 
     fathers, as were their three sons, after 
     them, viz., Fiach, son of Fionnachta;  
     Conquill, son of Gead, and Olioll, son of 
     Slanoll, who all died without issue.

46.  Labraidh, son of Cairbre.

47.  Bratha, his son.

48.  Fionn, his son, was the 42nd Monarch of Ireland, for 22 
     years, and was slain in battle with his 
     Hiberian successor, A.M. 4270.

49.  Siorlamh, so named from his long hands which reached the 
     ground as he stood up straight;  was the 49th 
     Monarch of Ireland, for 16 years, until slain 
     in battle by his Hiberian competitor, A.M. 

50.  Argeadhmar, his son, the 58th Monarch of Ireland, for 30 
     (some say 22) years;  had three sons, Badhum, 
     Diomain and Fiontan, whose three sons, Aodh 
     Ruadh, son of Badhum;  Dithorha, son of 
     Diomain, and Ciombaoth, son of Fiontan, 
     having vanquished their Hiberian and 
     Heremonian competitors, became Monarchs of 
     Ireland and agreed amoung themselves that 
     they should reign by turns, each of them 
     seven years apiece by turns;  and Aodh, 
     before it came to his turn to reign the 
     fourth time, was drowned at the place called 
     for him Eas Ruadh, which Macha Mong-rua, his 
     only daughter, challenged from her cousin as 
     due to her in right of her father;  but they, 
     ashamed to be governed by a woman, refused, 
     whereupon war ensued and in a bloody battle 
     Dithorha was slain and fis five sons and 
     Ciombaoth with their army, utterly routed;  
     and whereupon Macha took upon her the 
     government and upon Ciombaoth's submission, 
     took him for her husand and reigned with him 
     for seven years;  and after his death, 
     reigned alone seven years more until she was 
     slain in battle by her Hiberian successor, 
     A.M. 4546.
     She built the city of Eamhain-Macha, 
     which was the royal seat of the kings of 
     Ulster for 900 years;  afterwards in this 
     city were three prime and remarkable 
     habitations.  The first, called in Irish 
     croabh ruadh was an academy where the king's 
     and noblity's sons were taught the sciences 
     and instructed in all activities and facts of 
     arms, until they became fit for the wars and 
     where the learned masters in the sciences and 
     great champions in the kingdom of Ulster 
     called Curadh-na-croabh-ruadh (five, 
     according to some) prevailed.  Those called 
     Tiomca Errionn were lodged and entertained at 
     the King's charge.
     The second, called Croabh-dheargh, was 
     their armory or storehouse where all sorts of 
     arms and implements of wwar and all trophies 
     won from their enemies were kept and 
     preserved.  The third, called Bron-bheargh, 
     was the royal hospital where the sick and 
     wounded champions, commanders and great 
     officers were attended and looked to by able 
     physicians with the greatest care 
     Although this province of Ulster was 
     always governed by kings of this sept of Ir, 
     with sovereign authority, from their first 
     possession thereof to this time, yet we can 
     find no exact amount in the chronicles of 
     their names of successors till the building 
     of this city.  But from thence downward the 
     chronicles account of the kings of Ulster who 
     were also sometimes called Kings of Eamhain 
     (until the burning and emolishing of the city 
     by Heremonian usurpers, 900 years after the 
     first building thereof).  The first named in 
     the regal roll is this Ciombaoth.

51.  Fomhar, the youngest son of Argheadhmar.  Of him or the 
     following ten generations there is nothing 
     knowable appearing in the chronicles by their 
     names only that we can find.

52.  Dubh.

53.  Ros.

54.  Srubh.

55.  Indereach.

56.  Glas.

57.  Cairbre

58.  Feabhardile

59.  Fomhar.

60.  Dubh.

61.  Sithrich

62.  Ruaidri (Rory) Mor, the 86th Monarch of Ireland, and the 
     10th or 11th King of Ulster;  from the first 
     building of the city of Eamhain, reigned 70 
     years, and died very old, A.M. 4981.  From 
     him his posterity are called Clanna Rory, 
     i.e., the sons or sept of Ruaidri.  He had 
     many sons whreof two only, Bresal and Congal, 
     were the 88th and 90th Monarchs of Ireland 
     and kings of Ulster, as were their ancestors 
     as appears by the following Irish diatride 
     out of an old approved author:

          Before all Irish else, Ir's offspring
          Right has Ulster's province held
          When Taragh of Ir's race a Monarch 
          Ir's sole descendants ruled the northern 

63. Rosa Ruadh, son of Ruaidri, to whom his father in his old age 
     and eclining years intrusted the management 
     of the kingdom, which by his courage and 
     wise-conduct, he governed and maintained for 
     several years against all competitors during 
     his own and his father's life.  He was a 
     great warrior and famous chapion and so were 
     his brothers and their sons, especially 
     Fergus, his son, who was King of Ulster;  
     Connor, also King of Ulster;  Cormac, his 
     son;  Conall cearnach, Irial, King of Ulster 
     and Taoseach Seanihac, his son;  Cu Chulainn 
     and more recorded and found in history 
     (besides many great and eminent saints and 
     holy men) derived from them, whose issue are 
     all extinct but this Rosa and his brother, 
     Cionga (others say Cass, for so it is in my 
     copy of the Psalter of Cashell);  of whose 
     posterity Ma Genis alledged he was the elder 
     brother of Cass, but the contrary appears by 
     O'Muldoory, the prime antiquary of Ireland, 
     in a genealogical poem beginning:

          Great Rosa of Derry's green
          as monuments attest
          Branched forth to numerous descents
          And in another genealogical poem by the same 
          author, speaking of his son Fergus, he has:

          Fergus, son of Rosa, great Ir's
          undoubted heir
          Over spacious Ireland sovereign sway did 

64.  Fergus Mor, his son, but commonly called Fergus mac Roich, 
     from  Roich, his mother of the sept of Ith, 
     the first discoverer of Ireland.  Was the 
     King of Ulster for three (some say seven) 
     years, and was then forced from the 
     sovereignty by his own cousin, Conor mac 
     Nessa, so called from Nessa, his mother, son 
     of Fachtna Fathach, Monarch of Ireland.  
     Whereupon Fergus retired into Connacht, and 
     was in continual war with Conor during both 
     their lives.  He begot on Maud (Medb), Queen 
     of Connacht, daughter of Eochaidh Feidhlioch, 
     the 93rd Monarch of Ireland, three sons at 
     one birth [triplets], viz., Ciar, ancestor to 
     O'Connor of Kerry and others in West Munster;  
     Corc, from whom O'Connor of Corcumroe and 
     O'Lochlan of Burren and Thomond are 
     descended;  also the ancient families of 
     Torliefs and Urguharts and diverse other 
     families in Scotland derive their pedigree 
     from him;  and Conmac, the last named yet the 
     elder of the three according to the said 
     O'Muldoory in the same poem:

          Just Conmac, Fergus is heir of vast 
          Was of the O'Farrells as old tract 
          stout Conmac of great Medb's three sons, 
          the choice
          'Tho all the three were warlike boys

     This sept of the Clanna Rory bore great 
     sway and authority over the other two septs 
     of Heber and Heremon for many generations, as 
     appears by the Irish chronicles and this 
     daitride out of an old author:

          All praise in verse with Ir's sept
          Should commence victorious souls
          Lights of munificence, Ireland's staunch
          people;  Clann Miled's choicest fruit
          no niggard weights to hold in pursuit
          but free spring water Ir's
          the learned to recruit

     And they continued their greatness and 
     power for many generations until the 
     banishment of this Fergus from his country 
     and sovereignty by his cousin, Conor mac 
     Nessa;  and the said Conor, murdering his 
     other cousins, called Clann Uisneach, and 
     other tyrannical acts, such as the forcing of 
     a woman big with child to run on foot with 
     his race-horses, which she outran, and at the 
     race was delivered of two children and 
     immediately died, leaving her curse to him 
     and his posterity and country which fell so 
     heavy that his one and twenty sons died and 
     the curse fell upon him and the whole 
     province;  which was that for a certain 
     season in every year (some say it happened 
     but once in seven years), not one in the 
     whole of the country had the strength of a 
     sucking child and continued under that heavy 
     curse for many years during the reigns of 
     nine of their kings;  in which time they were 
     so weakened and dispirited that they not only 
     lost their former power and grandeur abroad, 
     but were assautled even in their own country, 
     which they could not dfend aginst their 
     encroaching neighbors of the Heremonian sept, 
     who destroyed most of them, burnt their royal 
     city of Eamhain and usurped all their country 
     save only a small nook held by Ma Genis, 
     Lords of Iveagh, MacCoclan and some other 
     families of this sept who still remain there.

65.  Corc, from whom some authors say the city of Cork was so 
     named, which is contradicted by others, but 
     agree that Corcumroe, Corc-Aidhe and 
     Corc-Gallen were so called, of the 
     territories in Munster possessed by him and 
     his posterity, whereof they were styled 
     Princes or Kings, until their submission to 
     the Crown of England.  From this Corc are 
     O'Connor of Corcumroe, O'Lochlin of Burren, 
     Muintir Artha, O'Flaherty of Thomond, Dubh 
     dhiorma (lawyers and judges to O'Connor and 
     O'Lochlin) and descend also the ancient 
     families of Torliefs and Urquharts in 
     Scotland, and many other families and 
     surnames in Ireland and Scotland derife their 
     pedigree from the said Corc.

66.  Deadha

67.  Ollaous, his son.

68.  Meadnrua

69.  Aibhill

70.  Anbheith

71.  Aodh.  Had a brother, Conor, who went into Scotland and 
     there settled and ancestor to the noble 
     families of Torliefs and Urquhart.

72.  Aodh Achorb

73.  Nachtan

74.  Merchu

75.  Oscar

76.  Earc

77.  Enarc

78.  Earc

79.  Mesinsala

80.  Mesaidun

81.  Oscar
82.  Cubroc

83.  Broc

84.  Talagh

85.  Amerigin

86.  Senach

87.  Fulen

88.  Dubh

89.  Bescall

90.  Ceallach

91.  Maoldubh

92.  Dubh da-crioch

93.  Miodh Caoch

94.  Rachtaura

95.  Dubhrue

96.  Flahertach

97.  Samhradhan

98.  Argha, a quo Muintir Argha

91.  Melachlin, had two sons

100.  Conor, a quo               Lochlan, a quo the
      the surname of             surname of O'Lochlan
      O'Connor of                of Burren
                                                                     Ceallach          Gilla-Sechnaill  +1034
                                                                                             (O'Kelly of Meath)  (MacGiollaseachlainn
                                                                                                                  Lords of South Bregia)