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Celtic Radio Community > Surnames & Heraldry > O'Halloran

Posted by: CelticRadio 26-Jul-2020, 01:49 PM
Background: This family were, as the name implies, "importers" of Wine; and were lords of Clan Fergail, a district in which Galway town is situatel and had their castle at Barna, close to the sea-side, about three miles west of Galwa. The MS. Vol H. 2. 17, in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, states that "O'Halloran is the chief of the twenty-four townlands of Clan Fergail; and of these are the O'Antuiles and O'Fergus or Roscam."

Variations: O'Halloran, O'Halleran, Halloran, Halleran, Halloroon, Hallorin, Hallurane, O'Hallurane, Allmbrain, Fergail, O'Antuiles, O'Fergus, Roscam, Fearghaile.

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