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Irish Historical Mysteries: The MacCarthy Mór Hoax:
Last Update 2012-05-08 05:47:25 | Posted On 2012-05-08 05:15:36
On January 28, 1992, the Irish Genealogical Office conferred courtesy Chief of the Name recognition to Terence MacCarthy as the MacCarthy Mór, the title of the chief of the MacCarthy sept or clan. The title literally means "the great MacCarthy." The MacCarthys had been princes of Desmond, and earlier, through the Eoghanacht of Cashel, the kings of Munster. Terence MacCarthy claimed the title based on tanistry rather than primogeniture, and stated that his father renounced the title in his favor in 1980. He then led a very successful affiliation of MacCarthy clan associations in Ireland, Canada, and the United States. These associations throve, because of good organisation and the strong appeal of heritage tourism at the time. MacCarthy instituted a quasi-chivalric order, the Niadh Nask, and conferred titles of nobility on his supporters.
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The McCarthy Dynasty - Kings of Munster
Last Update 2012-05-08 06:11:21 | Posted On 2012-05-08 06:04:59
The McCarthys claim descendants from the Eoghanachta, the rulers of the fifth province of Ireland, or Munster. The Eoghanachta were a people believed to have descended from Heber, the son of the mythical King Milesius of Spain. It is the 46th progeny (around 192 A.D.) of Heber, Eoghan Mr or Mug Nuadat, who is the oldest known ancestor of the McCarthys. Eoghan Mr was 4th-generation great-grandfather of the first King of Munster, Conall Corc, who established the royal seat of Munster at Cashel.
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The MacCarthys and the Nine Years War in Munster. 1595-1603
Last Update 2012-05-14 10:04:48 | Posted On 2012-05-08 06:54:26
The Nine Years War was a convulsion that rocked Ireland from 1595 to 1603. It left an unknown number, but certainly tens of thousands dead. It was also a vital turning point in both the history of Ireland and the MacCarthy clans. The war, which was begun by the Gaelic Lords of Ulster to prevent the intrusion of English government into their territories, rapidly spread to the rest of Ireland and very nearly extinguished the English presence there.
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The Gathering - You're Invited!
Last Update 2012-11-06 10:09:20 | Posted On 2012-09-12 10:46:14
As Ireland gets ready for The Gathering 2013, we’re calling on all people of Irish heritage to answer the call of their Irish Clan. Across the provinces of Ulster, Leinster, Connaught and Munster, thousands of people of Irish ancestry are expected to participate in this global event.
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Last Update 2012-05-08 05:47:25 | Posted On 2012-05-08 05:15:36
Irish Historical Mysteries: The MacCarthy Mór Hoax:
On January 28, 1992, the Irish Genealogical Office conferred courtesy Chief of the Name recognition to Terence MacCarthy as the MacCarthy Mór, the title of the chief of the MacCarthy sept or clan. The title literally means "the great MacCarthy." The MacCarthys had been princes of Desmond, and earlier, through the Eoghanacht of Cashel, the kings of Munster. Terence MacCarthy claimed the title based on tanistry rather than primogeniture, and stated that his father renounced the title in his favor in 1980. He then led a very successful affiliation of MacCarthy clan associations in Ireland, Canada, and the United States. These associations throve, because of good organisation and the strong appeal of heritage tourism at the time. MacCarthy instituted a quasi-chivalric order, the Niadh Nask, and conferred titles of nobility on his supporters.
Read 2571 times | 0 Comments
Last Update 2012-05-08 06:11:21 | Posted On 2012-05-08 06:04:59
The McCarthy Dynasty - Kings of Munster
The McCarthys claim descendants from the Eoghanachta, the rulers of the fifth province of Ireland, or Munster. The Eoghanachta were a people believed to have descended from Heber, the son of the mythical King Milesius of Spain. It is the 46th progeny (around 192 A.D.) of Heber, Eoghan Mr or Mug Nuadat, who is the oldest known ancestor of the McCarthys. Eoghan Mr was 4th-generation great-grandfather of the first King of Munster, Conall Corc, who established the royal seat of Munster at Cashel.
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Last Update 2012-05-14 10:04:48 | Posted On 2012-05-08 06:54:26
The MacCarthys and the Nine Years War in Munster. 1595-1603
The Nine Years War was a convulsion that rocked Ireland from 1595 to 1603. It left an unknown number, but certainly tens of thousands dead. It was also a vital turning point in both the history of Ireland and the MacCarthy clans. The war, which was begun by the Gaelic Lords of Ulster to prevent the intrusion of English government into their territories, rapidly spread to the rest of Ireland and very nearly extinguished the English presence there.
Read 4606 times | 0 Comments
Last Update 2012-11-06 10:09:20 | Posted On 2012-09-12 10:46:14
The Gathering - You're Invited!
As Ireland gets ready for The Gathering 2013, we’re calling on all people of Irish heritage to answer the call of their Irish Clan. Across the provinces of Ulster, Leinster, Connaught and Munster, thousands of people of Irish ancestry are expected to participate in this global event.
Read 60904 times | 346 Comments