Mac Aodhagáin

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Mac Aodhagáin was the name of an Irish family of Brehons who were hereditary lawyers - firstly to the Ó Conchobhair Kings of Connacht, and later to the Burkes of Clanricarde.[1][2]

The earliest surviving Irish law manuscript, In Senchas Már, was written prior to 1350 at a school (patronised by the Mac Aodhagáin) at Duniry, near Loughrea.[1] Other branches of the clann maintained schools at Park, outside Tuam, and at Ballymacegan in Co. Tipperary.[3] The work known as Leabhar Breac was produced by one of their students, while Dubhaltach MacFhirbhisigh may have studied at Ballymacegan under Flann Mac Aodhagáin up to the year 1643.[citation needed]

The surname is now rendered in a variety of ways, including as Mac Egan, Egan, Eagan, Keegan,[4] or Keigan, McKiegan, and McKagan.[citation needed]

Annalistic references[edit]

  • M1486.29 Teige Mac Egan, Ollav of Annaly, was slain in an abominable manner by the descendants of Irial O'Farrell. Teige Mac Aodhagáin
  • M1529.8 Cosnamhach, the son of Farrell, son of Donough Duv Mac Egan, the most distinguished adept in the Fenechas, poetry, and lay Brehonship, in all the Irish territories, died, and was interred at Elphin. An Cosnamhach Mac Aodhagáin
  • M1529.9 Mac Egan of Ormond (Donnell, the son of Hugh, son of Donnell), head of the learned of Leath-Mhogha in Feneachus and poetry, died. Domhnall mac Aedh Mac Aodhagáin

Family trees from Geinealaigh Clainne Aodhagáin, below[edit]

   Muirchertach Mac Aodhagáin
   |
   |_______________________________________________
   |                       |                      |
   |                       |                      |
   Saérbrethach       Donnchad Mór                Mael Ísu
   |                       |                      |
   |                       |                      |
 Mac Aodhagáin      Mac Aodhagáin of Connacht,    Magnus
 of Munster          Westmeath and Leinster       |
                                                  |
                                                  Aed
                                                  |
                                                  |
                                                  Domnall
                                                  |
                                                  |
                                                  Aed Gilla Ísa

Mac Aodhagáin of Munster[edit]

   Muirchertach Mac Aodhagáin
   |
   |_______________________________________________
   |                       |                      |
   |                       |                      |
   Saérbrethach       Donnchad Mór                Mael Ísu
   |
   |_____________________________________________________________
   |                                          |                 |
   |                                          |                 |
   Gilla na Naem                              Fland             Fingin
   |                                          |                 |
   |__________________                        |                 |
   |                 |                    Saérbrethach          Fingin
   |                 |                        |                 |
   Saérbrethach      Dond Sléibhe             |                 |
   |                 |                  Mael Isu Ruadh,         Saerdalach
   |                 |                    d. 1317.
   Fland             Gilla na Naem
   |                 |
   |                 |_________________________
   Tomás             |              |        |
   |                 |              |        |
   |                 Conchobar   Cairbre   Fiachra
   Tomás Aimréid     |
   |                 |_______________________________________________________________________
   |                 |                           |                 |                        |
   Conchobar         |                           |                 |                        |
   |                 Gilla na Naem, d. 1399.     Aed, d. 1359.     Tadcc                Donall, d. 1413.
   |                 |                                                                      |
   Cairbre           |______________________________________________                        |
                     |                        |       |           |                     Conchobar
                     |                        |       |           |                         |
                     Gilla na Naem, d. 1443.  Aed   Domnall    Donnchad        _____________|_____________________________
                     |                                |                        |            |                           |
    _________________|          ______________________|________________        |            |                           |
    |                |          |    |       |          |             |        Sean       Tadcc                    Baethgalach
    |                |          |    |       |          |             |        |                                        |
    Gilla na Naem    Cairbre    Aed  Fergal  Conchobar  Muirchertach  Eogan    |                                        |_________
    |                |          |                                              |                                        |        |
    |                |          |                   ___________________________|_______________________                 |        |
    Domnall          Donnchad   Domnall, d. 1529.   |           |              |          |          |                  Domnall  Tacc,
    |               & William                       |           |              |          |          |                  |        Aed Clerech,
    |                                               Brian   An Cosnamach   Conchobar  Muircheartach  Gilla na Naem      |        William.
    An Cosnamaid                                                                                                        |
    |                                                                                                         __________|
    |                                                                                                         |         |
    Cairbre                                                                                                   |         |
    |                                                                                                         Cairbre  Baethgalach
    |_____________________________________
    |          |          |          |
    |          |          |          |
    William  Flann    Donnchad   Cairbre Óge
    |       d. 1643   d. 1602     d. 1601
    |
    Seán, fl. 1644.

Mac Aodhagáin of Lower Connacht[edit]

  Muirchertach Mac Aodhagáin
   |
   |_______________________________________________
   |                       |                      |
   |                       |                      |
   Saérbrethach       Donnchad Mór                Mael Ísu
   |                       |                      |
   |                       |                      |
 Mac Aodhagáin             |                      Magnus
 of Munster                |
                           |
   ________________________|_________
   |                       |        |
   |                       |        |
   Baethgalach          Diarmait    Donnchad Claen
   |                     issue        issue

Mac Aodhagáin of Cineil Fiachrach and Offaly[edit]

  Muirchertach Mac Aodhagáin
   |
   |_______________________________________________
   |                       |                      |
   |                       |                      |
   Saérbrethach       Donnchad Mór                Mael Ísu
   |                       |                      |
   |                       |                      |
 Mac Aodhagáin             |                      Magnus
 of Munster                |
                           |
   ________________________|_________
   |                       |        |
   |                       |        |
   Baethgalach          Diarmait    Donnchad Claen
   |                     issue        issue

Mac Aodhagáin Ollamhs of Connacht[edit]

   Muirchertach Mac Aodhagáin
   |
   |_______________________________________________
   |                       |                      |
   |                       |                      |
   Saérbrethach       Donnchad Mór                Mael Ísu
   |                       |                      |
   |                       |                      |
 Mac Aodhagáin             |                      Magnus
 of Munster                |
                           |
   ________________________|______________
   |                       |             |
   |                       |             |
   Baethgalach          Diarmait         Donnchad Claen
 (see Lower Connacht)      |
                           |_________________________________________________________________________________
                           |                                                                               |
                           |                                                                               |
                      Sairbrethach                                                                         In Cosnamaid
                           |                                                                               |
                           |                                                                               |
                     Mael Isa Dond, d. 1330.                                                               Crimthann
                           |                                                                               |
    _______________________|________________________________________________________________               |
    |                                  |         |                      |      |          |                Aed
    |                                  |         |                      |      |          |
    Sairbrethach Caech, d. 1354.     Roiberd     Muirchertach Buidhe    Sean   Donnchad   Tomas Tuathach
    |                                  |         |
    |_________________________         |         |____________________
    |                        |       Eogan       |                   |
    |                        |                   |                   |
    Solam               Saerdalach              Tomaltach Carrach    Baethgalach
    |                        |                                       |
    |     ___________________|                                       |
    |     |                  |                                       Eogan
    |     |                  |                                       |
    |     Donnchad Dub       Rioberd                                 |
    |     |                  |                                       Eogan
    |     |                  |________________________________
    |     |                  |                   |           |
    |     |                  |                   |           |
    |     |                  Brian, d. 1473.     Sean        Toinn Buidhe
    |     |                  |                   |           |
    |     |                  |                   |           |
    |     |                  Aed,                Roiberd     Solam Buidhe
    |     |                  Magnus.
    |     |______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    |     |                      |                  |                  |        |      |              |                |      |
    |     |                      |                  |                  |        |      |              |                |      |
    |     Brian Carrach        Fergal              Aed            Saerdalach    Eogan  Gilla na Naem  Domnall Clerech  Tadcc  Diarmait Buidhe
    |     |                      |                  |                  |
    |     |                      |                  |                  |
    |     Sean,               Conchobar,          Uilliam,           Tadcc,
    |     Uilliam,            Saerdalach,         Tadcc,             Sean.
    |     Saerdalach,       Muirchertach C.,      Mael-Ruin,
    |     Cormac G.,      An Cosnamaid, d. 1529.  Donnchad,
    |     Conchobar.                              Cairbre.
    |        na-Tet
    |     an brathair
    |____________________________________________________________________________
    |                                                                           |
    |                                                                           |
    Airechtach                                                                  Mael Isu
    |                                                                           |
    |                                                                           |____________________
    Gilla na Naem, d. 1447.                                                     |                  |
    |                                                                           |                  |
    |________________________________________________________________           Saerbrethach    An Cosnamaid Caech
    |                  |              |               |            |            |                  |
    |                  |              |               |            |            |                  |
    Tadcc, d.1487.  An Cosnmaid   Baethgalach   Gilla na Naem Oc   Fergal       Conchobar,         Caibre,
                                                                                & Aed.             William,
                                                                                                   & Tadcc.

Mac Aodhagáin of Breifine and Teathba[edit]

   Muirchertach Mac Aodhagáin
   |
   |_______________________________________________
   |                       |                      |
   |                       |                      |
   Saérbrethach       Donnchad Mór                Mael Ísu
   |                       |                      |
   |                       |                      |
 Mac Aodhagáin             |                      Magnus
 of Munster                |
                           |
   ________________________|_________
   |                       |        |
   |                       |        |
   Baethgalach          Diarmait    Donnchad Claen
   of Lower Connacht    issue       |
   _________________________________|
   |                                |
   |                                |
   Luccas Mael                      Simon (see Mac Aodhagáin of Clanricarde)
   |
   |_______________________________________________
   |                                              |
   |                                              |
   Tadcc Bacach                                   Brian
   |                                              |
   |_______________________________               |_____________________________________________
   |          |         |        |                |                                            |
   |          |         |        |                |                                            |
   Brian,     Sean,     Cormac   Roiberd          Magnus                                     Solam
  d. 1390.   d. 1390.                             |                                            |
   _______________________________________________|                                            |
   |            |                 |                                                          Maine
   |            |                 |
   Fergal     Cormac              Sean Sagart
   |            |                 |
   |     _______|____             |
   |     |          |             Muirchertach, d. 1409.
   |     |          |
   |     Cairbre    Cathal Ruad
   |
   |
   |_____________________________________________
   |      |       |                 |          |
   |      |       |                 |          |
   Eogan  Magnus  Donnchad Clerech  Feidlimid  Emann

Mac Aodhagáin of Clanricarde[edit]

  Muirchertach Mac Aodhagáin
   |
   |_______________________________________________
   |                       |                      |
   |                       |                      |
   Saérbrethach       Donnchad Mór                Mael Ísu
   |                       |                      |
   |                       |                      |
 Mac Aodhagáin             |                      Magnus
 of Munster                |
                           |
   ________________________|_________
   |                       |        |
   |                       |        |
   Baethgalach          Diarmait    Donnchad Claen
   of Lower Connacht    issue       |
   _________________________________|
   |                                |
   |                                |
   Simon                      Luccas Mael
   |
   |____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
   |                                                                  |                                                |
   |                                                                  |                                                |
   Sairbrethach                                                       Mael Isa                                    Saerdalach
   |                                                                  |
   |_________________________________________________                 |_______________________________
   |                                  |             |                 |        |                     |
   |                                  |             |                 |        |                     |
   Fland                              Solam     In Decanach           Aed    Raigne                  Donnchad
   |                                  |             |                 |        |                     |
   |           _______________________|             |                 |        |____________         |
   |           |             |        |         Diarmait            Fland      |           |         Raigne
   |           |             |        |                                        |           |         |
   |           Diarmait   William    Tadcc                                     Aed     Tomaltach     |
   |           |             |                                                             |         Domnall
   |           |             |                                                             |
   |           Diarmait   Donnchad                                                   Gilla na Naem
   |           |                                                                           |
   |           |                                                                           |
   |           Eogan                                                                 An Cosnamaid
   |           |
   |           |
   |           Conchobar
   Finguine
   |
   |
   Conchobar Ruad, d. 1438.
   |
   |_________________________________________________________________
   |              |       |         |       |               |      |
   |              |       |         |       |               |      |
   Domnall Glas   Tadcc   William   Eogan   Gilla na Naem   Aed    Sean, d. 1487.
   |
   |
   Domnall Oc
   |
   |
   Tadcc
   |
   |
   Tadcc Oc
   |
   |
   Baethgalach

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Welch, Robert; Stewart, Bruce (1996). Oxford Concise Companion to Irish Literature. Oxford University Press. p. 325. ISBN 0-19-280080-9. Retrieved 27 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Simms, Katharine (2000). "The Poetic Brehon Lawyers Of Early Sixteenth Century Ireland". University of California Celtic Conference. 
  3. ^ ClanEgan.org - Mac Aodhagain - MacEgan
  4. ^ O'Laughlin, Michael C (2002). The book of Irish families, great & small. Irish Roots Cafe. p. 96. ISBN 0-940134-09-8. Retrieved 27 October 2010. 
  • Geinealaigh Clainne Aodhagáin A.D. 1400-1500 Ollamhain I Bhféineachus Is I Bhfilidheacht, Caitilín Ní Maol Chróin( Kathleen Mulchrone),Measgra i gcuimhne Mhichíl Uí Chléirigh. Miscellany of historical and linguistic studies in honour of Brother Michael Ó Cléirigh, chief of the Four Masters, 1643-1943, ed. by Father Sylvester O'Brien, Assisi Press, Dublin, 1944, pp. 132–139.