Notes on the Sheriffs of County Clare, 1570-1700
Clare County Library
 Home | Search Library Catalogue | Foto: Clare Photo Collection | Search this Website | Copyright Notice
By Thomas Johnson Westropp, M.A., Member

1576 Donnell Reagh McNamara

1576. Donnell Reagh McNamara, son of Donnell Reagh, Lord of East Clancullen, and nephew of Maccon, who “was unbecomingly slain by his kinsman Maccon, 1542.”[7] He was sixth in descent from Sioda, who restored Quin Abbey, 1402. He got a commission to execute martial law [8] during his shrievalty. He held Fortanemore, Roslary, Lehorts, Lismehan, Garruragh Castles, and granted Lecarrowreagh to W. O’Molony to secure certain rights to his (Donnell’s) wife, Morina ni Brien, April 16, 1586. He died at Fortanemore, 13th Feb., 1591, his son Donnell Reagh being then aged twelve.[9] His descendant, Teige, son of Donnell McNamara, of Lismehan, still held Lehorts in 1755.[10]

Back to Notes on the Sheriffs of County Clare, 1570-1700