The Herenagh Families of Donegal



For further reference see: Inquisition at Liffer, 1609
See Also: Inquisition at Derry, 1609
And: Herenaghs of Armagh
And:
Herenaghs of Fermanagh

 

Clonca Parish

MacLochlainn (clanlaughlangrilles) Greallagh
herenaghs of Greallagh (Carrowtemple (now Templemoyle),
Drumaville and Drumballycaslin)

OhEarcain (O'Harkan)
O Maolmhocheire (O'Mollinogher)
(herenaghs of the Clonca section)


O Gormain (associated with Tobar Muirdhealiagh at Malin Head)
townland of Ballygorman
Custodians of the Holy Stone (at Malin Well)
Church called the Gorman church


Clonmany

O Muireasain (O'Morrison)


Culdaff

O Dufaigh (O'Duffy)
Lived originally in Dunross
Lived in post-reformation times in Glacknadrummond and were hereditary custodians of the Bell of St. Buadan (9th cent. bronze bell)Last member of family died at the beginning of this century. Bell now in the custody of the parish priest at Bocan, the parochial church of Culdaff.
Church of St. Buadan's at Culdaff


Desertegney

Mac Rodaigh


Donagh

Mac Colgan


Fahan

Mac Ceile
O Donaill (two septs)


Moville

MacLochlainn
O Maoleachlainn


Monastic lands at Burt and Kullourt

MacRuairi (Burt)
O Duibhin (Kullourt)

Some had connections with other parts of the country as well:

O Dufaigh (Connacht)
Mac Ceile (Mayo and Leitrim)
Mac Ruairi (Derry)


Derry

MacLochlainn
O Daighre
O Cobhaigh


Other Officials in Inishowen

Keepers of the Saint's Bell at Donagh (O Dufaigh)
Keepers of the Bell of Buadan (O Dufaigh)
Keepers of the Miosach of Colm Cille (O Muireasain of Clonmany)
the "clerk" at Fahan
the "official" at Moville
the collector of the bishop's dues in Inish Eoghain (O Muireasain)

Notes on the Herenagh Families of Inishowen are taken from Brian Bonner's series of books on the Inishowen Peninsula. "Where Aileach Guards," "That Audacious Traitor," and "Our Inis Eoghain Heritage."

Herenagh septs in the
rest of Donegal


source: 1609 Inquisition at Liffer
Irish Patent Rolls of
James I.

Raphoe Barony

Clonleigh parish

O'Carolans

O Caireallain - of Clondermot, Co. Derry

Toghernegomerkie Parish

Finin O'Bogan;

O Bogain

Donoghmore Parish

Mointergallon; Mointergarredie;

Muinter Mac Callion - Mac Cailin; a galloglass
family with the O'Donnells; Muinter Mac Geraghty;
a Connacht sept akin to the O'Connors.


Raphoe

Cahanes of Dromheny; sept of Rory Ballagh O'Donell;
the Clannononans; sept of the Dowgans; sept of Veneis;
the sept of the Cormockes; the sept of the Tomies;
the Munterlessets;

O'Cathane - Lords of Keenaght in Derry; O'Donnell;
Clan Nononans - Probably Mac Manannain, a branch of
the Clan Conchobar of magh Ith.
O Dubhagain - O Duggan; the sept of Veneis -
unknown; Cormockes - Mac Cormack; Tomies - O Twomey,
O Toomey; Muinter Lessets - unknown.


Taboihin Parish

O'Ruddy;

O'Roddy - O Rodaigh

Raghmioighie Parish

Mointervegh (herenagh);

Muinter Vegh - Mac Veagh

Lackovenan Parish

Megevan

Mac Gavaghan; Gavigan, MacGeehan of Donegal

Srahemurlagher Parish

the sept of the Brianns; Ohilly;

sept of the Brians - unknown; O'Hilly - O Fehilly - a
north connacht sept


Kilmacrenan Barony

Clandowaddoge Parish

the sept of Mointerhernes;

Muinter O Herreran - O hEararain

Tullaghfurny Parish

Mointermolligan;

Muinter O'Mulligan - O Maolagain

Aghnis Parish

Clanmogonell;

Clan Mac Gonigal, Magonagle - Mag Congail

Kilmacaenan Parish

the sept of Owen Sallagh O'Donill;

O'Donnell

Aghehoushin Parish

Mointercally;

Mac Auley - Mac amhlaoibh - a Fermanagh sept

Conwale Parish

the sept of Cormock boy O'Galochor; the sept of the
Muntereis; the Mounterhassidies; the O'Freelies;

O'Gallagher - O Gallchubhair; Muintereis -
unknown; Muinter Cassidy - O Caiside - a Fermanagh
sept; O'Friel - O Firghil or O Frighil - hereditary
inaugurators of the O'Donnells.


Gartan Parish

O'Nahan;

O'Nawn or O'Nahane - O Nathan

Clandaholka Parish

O'Mulgeegh; the O'Boiles; the McSwynes;

O'Mulgeehy - O Maolghaoithe - according to
McLysaght, now Wynne or Wyndham; O'Boyle - O Baoilaigh;
MacSweeney - Mac Suibhne.


Mevaugh Parish

the sept of the O'Nolans;

O'Nolan - O Nuallain

Raimontredony Parish

ClanmcKilbridey;

Clan Mac Kilbride - Mac Giolla Bhrighde
A branch of the O'Boyles

T
ulloghbegely Parish

ClanmcKiltreddy
O'Rohertie

Clan Mac Kiltreddy - Probably Mac Giolla Bhrighde;
O'Roarty - O O Robhartaigh



Torro Parish

O'Rohertie;

O'Roarty - O Robhartaigh

Tirehewe Barony

No Parish named

McGockquin;

This appears to be O Cuinn or MacCuinn
of Magh Ith, a branch of the Clan Conchobar
(tribe of the O Cathains of Derry).

Kilbarron Parish

the sept of the Cleries

O'Clery - O Cleirigh - poets and antiquarians

Dromehoonagh Parish

O'Dorrianuns;

O'Doran - O Deorain

Enivernale Parish

The O'Donnells;

Killaughdie Parish

the sept of Kernose;

unknown

Kilbeg Parish

the sept of Clanmagonegill; McGillaspeck;

Clan Mac Gonigal, Magonagle - Mag Congail;
MacGillespie - Mac Giolla easpuig,


Kilcarragh Parish

McGillaspecke;

Clancollumkill Parish

William oge McEneilis; Neile McEnelis;

Mac Nelis or MacNellis - Mac Naillghuis

Eniskeele Parish

O'Breslan, O'Keran, O'Moyny;

O'Breslin - O Breaslain; O'Kerrane -
O Cearain; O'Mooney - O Maonaigh


Templecronan Parish

O'Doughie;

O'Duffy - O Dubhthaigh