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    DEFINITIONS
    The territories of the ancient Irish Families - The ancient Thomond.

    O'Duibhgin, O'Dugan, (or O'Deegan), chief of Muintir Conlochta, a district in the parish of Tomgraney, in the barony of Tullagh, county Clare.
    O'Grady, chief of Cíneal Dongally, a large territory comprising the present barony of Lower Tullagh, county Clare. The O'Gradys had also large possessions in the county Limerick; and, in modern times, the Right Hon. Standish O'Grady, Chief Baron of the Exchequer in Ireland, was A.D. 1831, created Viscount Guillamore.
    MacConmara or MacNamara (literally a warrior of the sea) was chief of the territory of Clan Caisin, now the barony of Tullagh, in the county Clare. The Macnamaras were also sometimes styled chiefs of Clan Cuilean, which was the tribe name of the family; derived from Cuilean, one of their chiefs in the eighth century. This ancient family held the high and honourable office of hereditary marshals of Thomond.
    O'Moloney, were chiefs of Cuiltenan, now the parish of Kiltonanlea, in the barony of Tulla, county Clare.
    O'Kearney, as chiefs of Avon-Ui-Cearney or O'Kearney's river, a district about Six-Mile-Bridge, in the baronies of Tulla and Bunratty, county Clare.
    O'Halloran, chiefs of Fay Ui-Hallurain, a district between Tulla and Clare, in the county Clare.

    John O'Hart, 1915
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    Detail from the Letts map of Ireland, 1883.
    Above: detail from the Letts map of Ireland, 1883.
    Map © Cartography Associates, from the Rumsey Collection.

    Left: detail from satellite photo (click for larger version).

    Charon (MIT Project) 1989, James Coleman ©