This is mentioned by O’Heerin and in Magrath’s Wars of Thomond
as the Country of the O’Kennedys, who bore the tribe name of Sliocht
Donchuain. It is exactly co-extensive with the Parish of Killokennedy (the
Church of the O’Kennedys). The O’Kennedys were driven out of this
Territory during the struggles between the descendants of Torlogh and Brian
Roe O’Brien, and they settled to the east of the Shannon where they became
far more powerful then they ever had been in their original country, for they
possessed themselves of the Baronies of Upper and Lower Ormond.