Ó Catháin

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Ó Catháin is a Gaelic-Irish surname, generally anglicised as Kane or Keane represented by unrelated families in Ulster, Connacht, and Munster.

Ó Catháin Uí Fiachrach[edit]

The Uí Catháin in Connacht were a branch of the Uí Fiachrach Aidhne (now south County Galway but rarely appear in the historic records.)

Ó Catháin Cenél nEógain[edit]

The Uí Catháin of Cenél nEógain originated in the Laggan area of County Donegal, and from there moved eastwards in the twelfth century, ousting the Uí Conchobair from Keenaght and retaining their lordship of Keenaght and Coleraine until the seventeenth century. They claimed hereditary right to inaugurate the kings of Cenél nEógain.

Ó Céin[edit]

The Uí Céin of County Waterford) have anglicised their name as "Kean(e)".


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