Branches of the McLaughlin of
Tirconnell Sept which Migrated
McLaughlin of Cork
According to Pat O'Dougherty, the Clan Herald of the Clan O'Dougherty Society, a
branch of the McLaughlins of Tirconnell went to Cork and took part in the battle
of Kinsale in 1601. Afterwards, they settled in Cork and were the progenitors of
the Mclaughlin surname in that county.
McLaughlin of Mayo
According to O'Donovan, a branch of the McLaughlins of Tirconnell, along with some
of the O'Donnells, removed to County Mayo in about 1670, where they settled and to
this day "still retain the rank of gentlemen."
We have no further documentation of either of the above-described migrations of
members of the McLaughlin of Tirconnell (Donegal) sept into other counties in
Ireland. If anyone has any more information on either of these migrations, please
send an email to Lochlan@aol.com.