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Failures & Successes
Specializing in Seanchas  - the Ancient Genealogy, History, and Brehon Law of  Gaelic Ireland
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Seanchas - Much More Than a Genealogy

Ní féidir Seanchas ársa a athfháil do gach sloinne.  Mar shampla, theip orm le déanaí Seanchas a
shainaithint dóibh siúd thíos.  Ach is féidir Seanchas ársa a athfháil do chuid shuntasach na nGael,
b'fhéidir timpeall 50%.  Féach ar
Cad Atá Riachtanach.

It is not possible to recover the ancient Seanchas of every family.  For example, I recently failed to identify
Seanchas for those noted below.  But it is possible to recover the ancient Seanchas for a sizable portion
of the Gaeil, perhaps about 50%.  See
What's Necessary.

FAILURES

REASON FOR FAILURE
 
SUCCESSES
Cunningham of Donegal
Cunningham is used as an anglicization for too many Irish families in
this area.
  the clann of hereditary martial artists
who specialized in the
tuadh fhada and
the
claimheamh mór who are known in
English as Sweeney
Quinn / Ó Cuinn
There are several unrelated Quinn families.  A location is needed to go
forward and determine whether accurate Seanchas can be identified.
  Crowley of Co. Cork
Gilday / Mac Giolla Dhé
The location and migration of this family are easily identified, but not
their ancient Seanchas.
  the royal dynasty of Hoy / Ó hEochaidh
of Co. Down
Scott
Scott means an individual from Scotland.  It typically obscures the
original surname, and therefore its Seanchas.
  Boyle of Co. Donegal
Gooley of Co. Tipperary
Too many Irish Gaelic names in the Tipperary area are anglicized
using this name.
  the hereditary learned family of Cassidy
Keeley / Ó Cadhla of Co.
Waterford
Although noted in ancient Seanchas, the origin of this sloinne is
unclear.
  Connell of Co. Kerry
Kelly / Ó Ceallaigh of Monaghan
The Kellys of Monaghan might descend from separate, unrelated
families of Ó Ceallaigh originally seated in Louth, Leitrim, or even what
is now Co. Dublin.  The last were dispersed throughout Ireland after
the 13th century.
  McCaffrey of Co. Fermanagh
Mark of Co. Antrim
Mark is a cover-name for two separate Irish Gaelic families in Co.
Antrim plus one planter family, probably of Scottish origin.
  Crowley of Co.  Cork
McCann of Meath / Westmeath
There are 3 separate, unrelated Irish families who use McCann as the
anglicized form of their name in this area.
  Dampsy of Offaly / Laois
Moloney of Co. Kerry
More than one Irish family uses Moloney as the anglicized form of their
name in Co. Kerry.
  the hereditary learned family of Flood of
Co. Longford
Tarrant / Ó Toráin of Co. Cork       
 
The Seanchas for this sloinne no longer exists.
  Geary of Co. Limerick
Tarsnane / Ó Tasnáin of Co.
Clare
The Seanchas for this sloinne no longer exists.
  Gilfoil
Dinan / Ó Daghnáin of Co. Clare
 
The Seanchas for this sloinne no longer exists.
  the hereditary learned family of
Shiels/Sheels/Shields
Hartneady / ÓhAirtnéada of Co.
Clare
The Seanchas for this sloinne no longer exists.
  Lan(n)an of Co. Roscommon
McMenomy / Mac Meanman of
Co. Donegal
The Seanchas for this sloinne no longer exists.
  Monnelly / Munnelly of Co. Mayo
Charles of Co. Donegal                 
 
Charles is a cover-name for more than one Irish Gaelic family in this
area.
  McAfee of Co. Antrim
Cox of Co. Fermanagh                   
 
This is a cover-name for at least 1 Irish Gaelic family, plus the name of
2 separate planter families in this area.
  Wise of Co. Waterford
Ó hAileagáin / Halligan of Co.
Longford                    
The Seanchas for this sloinne no longer exists.
   
McClarity             
This appears to be a phantom surname, an anglicization developed
outside of Ireland which obscures the original surname.