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From Keatings Rare 17th Century Manuscripts Irish
Genealogies volume 3 of Keatings History of Ireland, complete

Complete Third Volume with Extras This Rare Book was a part of the historic reprint of Keatings History of Ireland, a priceless part of our Gaelic record from centuries past, reproduced here in modern English. Many other books use Keatings History as the authoritative source for the history of Irish families and Ireland itself.
This specially published complete third volume of Keatings History is entitled ‘Irish Genealogies’ with added materials from the Irish archives. One extraordinary resource, this hardbound book includes the complete genealogies from Keatings History of Ireland (v.3), giving the locations of Irish Families from the earliest times, including the topographical verses on the locations of the families of Ireland.

This volume also includes added material from the Irish Book of Arms, Maps, and the entire index to the 3 volume set of Keatings History. Includes old Irish and settler families in Ireland. This is the complete volume 3 of the IGF edition of Keatings History, published separately from the rest of Keatings work, due to its importance to genealogy and family research.

Added only to the IGF edition
Material added to the orginal from the Irish Archives :
Old Irish Family Trees;
Settler Families;
Family Locations throughout all of Ireland;
Maps & Charts;
Lands and Titles of Leading Families;
The Master Index to the Entire Set;
Over 1000 Families indexed;
The New Surname Index to This Volume;
Ancient Topographical Poems on the Irish Families.

Included in the additional material are the list of most 50 most popular surnames of Ireland, Scotland and England; Danish or Viking names in Ireland; Welsh names; Anglo-Norman; Huguenot and German Palatinate names in Ireland, a very handy reference for researchers. Also included is the list of those families registered in the book of arms (1690 by James Terry).

Table of Contents
List of Maps-Illustrations
List of Reference Charts
Introduction of volume 3
Foreign Names in Ireland
Book of Arms
Ancient Genealogy and Topography
Master 3 volume index
Surname Index to volume 3
Geographical Guide.

Ancient Family Trees Charted In addition to hundreds of families given in with locations, many old pedigrees are given including those of MacCarthy Mor; O'Sullivan Mor and O'Sullivan Bearra; Mac Gillicuddy; Lawrence; O'Mahoney Finn, Carberry and those in France; O'Donovan the eldest branch of the children of Miledh; O'Keefe. Chapter Two gives the genealogy of O'Brien of Thomand and of Castle Connell; MacNamara of Ui Caisin and Ros Roe; O'Dea; O'Quin of Clan Ifernain; MacMahon of Thomand;

Pedigrees, Chief Seats, Locations The third chapter gives the pedigree of O'Carroll of Eli or Ely; and O'Gara. The fourth chapter gives the pedigree of Magennis; O'Connor Kerry and related families. Chapter five gives the pedigree of O'Neill and O'Donnell from ancient days; a shorter pedigree is given for O'Gallagher; O'Doherty; O'Boyle of Boylagh; and Mageoghegan. Subsequently the pedigree of O'Connor Roe and O'Connor Don and O'Flaherty of west Connaught. Chapter 7 gives the pedigree of O'Shaughnessy; O'Heyne; O'Clery; and O'Dowda or O'Dowd. Chapter 8 gives the pedigree of MacDonald, of the earl of Antrim line; O'Kelly of Ui Mani (Hy Many); Maguire and O'Madden. Chapter nine gives the pedigree of the Dal Riada of Alba. Chapter 10 gives the pedigree of some of those of the Province of Leinster, including O'Kavanagh (Cavanagh); Fitzpatrick; O'Dwyer and O'Connor Faly. Chapter 11 gives the pedigree of O'Driscoll. After these pedigrees, hundreds of families are given in the topographical poems with locations and brief notations.

Kingdom of Mumha, or Munster Ancient Munster comprised the counties of Tipperary; Waterford; Cork; Kerry; Limerick and part of Kilkenny to which was added the County of Clare. Geographical divisions contained within these areas included Desmond and Thomand. The Dalcassions, the Eugenians, the clan Kian and many more peoples are given in this section on Munster, along with lines of descent. This includes Anglo-Norman families and Danish or Viking families as well as the ancient Irish families in the area.

Kingdom of Laighen, or Province of Leinster It is given here that the ancient Kingdom of Leinster comprised the counties of Wexford, Wicklow, Carlow, Queens, part of Kilkenny, Kings, Kildare, and Dublin south of the Liffey River. Here we find among the royal families: MacMurrough, O'Nolan, O'Doran, and MacKeogh. Many others are given on specific family lands within the province here.

Kingdom of Meath and Bregia, with Magh Liffi Chapter Three of the Topographies gives Meath as the seat of the ancient Irish Monarchies. It was the greater parts of counties Meath and Dublin. O'Melaghlin, O'Hart, O'Regan and O'Kelly of Bregia head the list of chiefs and clans given here.

Kingdom of Uladh or Ulster This ancient territory comprised the counties of Louth, Monaghan, Armagh, Down, Antrim, Tyrone, Derry, Donegal and Fermanagh, including the old territories of Orgiall, Dalaradia, Ulidia, Dalriada, Tir Eogain, Tirconnell. The leading families here are numerous, including O'Neill, O'Kane, O'Conor, Gormley and many more.

Kingdom of Connacht or Connaught This ancient kingdom is given as comprising Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Roscommon, Leitrim and Cavan, with part of Longford and sometimes County Clare. This is given as the home of the Ui Fiachrach, the O'Dowds, MacDermott, O'Devlin, O'Gara and many more are given on thier specific lands in this volume.

From the Introduction to Volume Three The following is taken from the introduction to this book. "Extensive Material has been added to this third volume of Keating's classic History of Ireland. It is suggested that the reader familiarize himself with this volume in order to fully appreciate the first two books in this series. Reference material added here-in has been supplied by the Irish Genealogical Foundation." ...

Master Index and Surname Index "The Master Index for all 3 volumes in this series begins in this book. This first index is the original index for Keatings's work only, and does not include updates for added material in this volume. A new surname index has also been added, only for this volume of Keatings original work. The new geographical section in this volume includes 13 maps, as well as terms and definitions which will prove quite useful for historical and genealogical research....As with the first two volumes of Keating's History ('The Earliest Times to St. Patrick', and 'The age of St. Patrick to the Norman Invasion'), 'Ancient Irish Genealogies and Topographies' is a classic source on the earlier days of Ireland. We trust your readings will be exciting and rewarding". -©1983 IGF (the publisher)

About the Author Geoffrey Keating (Seathrun Ceitinn), is the author of one of the most often requested histories of Ireland ever written. A clergyman and poet, he was born in Burgess, Ballyloby, near Cahir, County Tipperary, Ireland around 1569. He completed ‘Foras Feasa ar Eirinn’ or his ‘History of Ireland’ by 1634. He gathered together all the records he could, and used them. Some of the original works he cited are no longer with us. Much is legend and tradition, which is actually the great beauty of his work. - ©2006. courtesy IrishRootsCafe

The Final Word This is the specially published third volume of Keatings History of Ireland. It deals specifically with the locations and genealogies of families in Ireland, including families that settled in Ireland during the Norman invasion. New. hardbound, specially gold stamped cover in two colors, decorative endsheets. Surname index, master index to the entire set is included as well. maps. pedigrees. 150 pages. Quality thread sewn binding for generations of use.


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