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The History and Topography of the County of Clare by James Frost

Part II. History of Thomond
Chapter 12. History of Thomond before it was formed into an English county: From the earliest times, to the death of De Clare, and expulsion of the English in 1318.

Murrogh O’Brien calls a meeting of his partisans at Rathlaheen; List of his supporters

There came to this meeting (August 15th), Felemidh O’Connor, son of Donald of Corcomroe; the O’Deas, Loghlen O’Hehir, Rory MacCrath, Donald O’Duibh-duin, and Cu-eabha MacGorman. It was decided that each one should go home, call together his followers, and meet again, on a certain day, at Ruadhan (Ruan). This was accordingly done; from Ruan they marched northwards through the gap of Bearnaidh-an-Cailin, by Leacht-inghen-i-Lochlain, through Upper Clan Culein, through Caraidh Eachdroma (Augrim), leaving Tulla O’Dea on the left, by the banks of Beascnaton, through the weirs of Caraidh-mac-a-At’burion, where they slept that night. Next morning, they marched along Bothar-na-mac-Riogh, [45] across Mullach Gaoil, along the Lionans (Leana), along Cill-mic-i-Donain, along Caher Crailehdigh, through the middle of Crioch-maile (Crughwill), through the valley of Duvgleann (Glennamanagh), they proceeded through Coill-an-air, out into the arable lands of the abbey of Corcomroe, and slept in the abbey that night. [46] A list of Dermot’s followers is given by Mac Grath.

A.D. 1317. List of the Septs of Thomond.

In addition to those just mentioned, there came to his aid the O’Hehirs, the M’Graths, the O’Dubhduins, the MacGormans, and the following septs of the clan Culein (the MacNamaras), viz.—The MacInerneys, the clan Lorcain, the O’Claras, the clan Meanman (Mannions?), the clan Giolla Maoel, the O’Maoel Domhnaigh (O’Moloneys), the clan Alivaren (O’Hallorans), the clan Comhremaigh (O’Currys), the O’Slatterys, the O’Hassetts, the O’Malleys, the O’Hartigans, the O’Cindergains, the clan Aillie (O’Haleys), the O’Conways (Conduibh), and the O’Meehans: then came the M‘Mahons, of Corcabaskin, under the command of Donogh, son of Rory, son of Rory; the O’Lynches, and the O’Kellys (Caolaidhe), of Galway; the MacRegans, the clan Mahowna, the O’Griffeys, the O’Howards (Muinter Iomhair), and the MacEncroes (Mac Con Cros) of Inagh; the O’Galvins (Muinter Chealbhain), the O’Liddys, the O’Doyles, the O’Kellihers, the O’Cuiníns (Cuneens), and the O’Gerans.