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MacCarthy (Mac Carthaig), Domnall Máel

MacCarthy (Mac Carthaig), Domnall Máel (d. 1327), lord of Cairbre (Carbery), was probably the youngest son of Domnall Got MacCarthy (qv), lord of Cairbre, a successful warlord who consolidated and expanded the gains of his father and brothers at the expense of…

MacCarthy (Mac Carthaig), Domnall Ruad

MacCarthy (Mac Carthaig), Domnall Ruad (d. 1302), king of Desmond, son of Cormac Finn MacCarthy (d. 1247), king of Desmond, should not be confused with his cousin and contemporary Domnall Ruad, son of Domnall Gall mac Cormaic Óic Liathánaig MacCarthy. Nothing is known of his mother…

MacCarthy (Mac Carthaig), Fingen

MacCarthy (Mac Carthaig), Fingen (d. 1261), king of Desmond, was for the five years before his death the most prominent Irish ruler of Munster. He apparently succeeded his father, Domnall Got Cairprech MacCarthy (d. 1252), as king of Desmond on the latter's death; his mother's name…

MacCarthy (Mac Carthaigh), Cormac Óg Láidir

MacCarthy (Mac Carthaigh), Cormac Óg Láidir (d. 1536), 9th MacCarthy lord of Muskerry, was the son of Cormac, 6th lord of Muskerry, and his wife Mary Fitzmaurice, daughter of Edmund, 9th baron of Lixnaw. Within six years of his father's death (1495), Cormac Óg had succeeded to the…

MacCarthy (Mac Carthaigh), Diarmaid an Dúna

MacCarthy (Mac Carthaigh), Diarmaid an Dúna (d. 1473), lord of Cairbre (Carbery), was probably the youngest son of Domhnall Riabhach MacCarthy (qv), lord of Cairbre. Diarmaid (nicknamed ‘of the fortress’) succeeded his brother Donnchadh…

MacCarthy (Mac Carthaigh), Domhnall

MacCarthy (Mac Carthaigh), Domhnall (d. 1531), lord of Carbery, was eldest son of Finghín MacCarthy (qv), lord of Cairbre, and (probably) Katherine, daughter of Thomas fitz James FitzGerald (qv),…

MacCarthy (Mac Carthaigh), Sir Cormac

MacCarthy (Mac Carthaigh), Sir Cormac (c.1525–1583), lord of Muskerry and sheriff of Cork, was second son of Tadhg MacCarthy (d. 1565), lord of Muskerry; nothing is known of his mother. Cormac is first mentioned in 1549, levying black rents on the English of Cork, but for…

MacCarthy, Mary (Mother Mary Stanislaus)

MacCarthy, Mary (Mother Mary Stanislaus) (1849–97), Dominican nun, educator, and poet, was born in Dublin 26 December 1849, eldest of nine children of Denis Florence MacCarthy (qv), poet, and Elizabeth MacCarthy (née Donnelly…

MacCarthy (McCarthy), James Charles Brendan

MacCarthy (McCarthy), James Charles Brendan (1908–90), civil servant, was born 22 April 1908 in Dublin, eldest child of James Justin McCarthy, DMP constable, and Margaret Teresa McCarthy (née O'Connor). The family name appears as ‘McCarthy…

MacCarthy Mór, Domhnall Dána

This is a co-subject for the entry on MacCarthy Mór (Mac Carthaigh Mór), Tadhg na Mainistreach. View the original entry.

MacCarthy Mór, Donal

MacCarthy Mór, Donal (d. 1596), 26th MacCarthy Mór and 1st earl of Clancare , Gaelic lord, was second but eldest surviving son of Domhnall MacCarthy Mór (qv), 25th MacCarthy Mór. Nothing is known of his…

Maccarthy Mór (Mac Carthaigh), Domhnall (Donal)

Maccarthy Mór (Mac Carthaigh), Domhnall (Donal) (d. p.1555), lord of Desmond, was son of Cormac Ladhrach MacCarthy Mór, king of Desmond. Commonly known as Domhnall of Druimínin, he succeeded his father on the latter's death (1516). Virtually nothing is known of the first…

MacCarthy Mór (Mac Carthaigh Mór), Cormac

MacCarthy Mór (Mac Carthaigh Mór), Cormac (d. 1359), king of Desmond, probably the third son of Domnall Óc MacCarthy (d. 1306), king of Desmond, is a shadowy figure whose reign (1328–59) reflects the decline of the MacCarthy overkings of Desmond during the early decades of the…

MacCarthy MóR (Mac Carthaigh Mór), Domhnall Óg

MacCarthy MóR (Mac Carthaigh Mór), Domhnall Óg (d. 1391), king of Desmond, eldest of the three recorded sons of Cormac MacCarthy Mór (qv) (d. 1359), king of Desmond, was a little-known king whose reign (1359–91)…

MacCarthy Mór (Mac Carthaigh Mór), Tadhg na Mainistreach

MacCarthy Mór (Mac Carthaigh Mór), Tadhg na Mainistreach (d. 1428), king of Desmond, was probably eldest son of Domhnall Óg MacCarthy Mór (qv), king of Desmond, and succeeded his father on the latter's…

MacCarthy Reagh, Donnchadh

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MacCarthy Reagh, Florence (Finian, Finghín)

MacCarthy Reagh, Florence (Finian, Finghín) (c.1562–c.1640), Gaelic chieftain and scholar, was born probably at Kilbrittan castle, eldest son of Sir Donough MacCarthy Reagh (d. 1576). His mother was a Geraldine, being the sister of Maurice of Desmond and the aunt…

MacCarthy Reagh (Mac Carthaigh Riabhach), Domhnall Glas

MacCarthy Reagh (Mac Carthaigh Riabhach), Domhnall Glas (d. 1442), lord of Carbery, was probably the eldest son of Domhnall Riabhach MacCarthy (qv), lord of Carbery. Fragmentary evidence suggests that throughout his life he had to struggle to maintain his…

MacCarthy, Seán

MacCarthy, Seán (1890–1974), republican and GAA president, was born 22 January 1890 at Dunkereen, Upton, Co. Cork, son of Timothy MacCarthy, ploughman and later agricultural steward, and Hannah MacCarthy (née Hegarty). He was educated at Knockavilla national school and at De La…

MacCarthy, Sir Charles

MacCarthy, Sir Charles (1764–1824), soldier and abolitionist, was born in Cork city, second son of Jean Gabriel Guéroult, a royal official of Nogent-le-Rotrou in France, and Charlotte Michelle Guéroult (née MacCarthy). His uncle, Capt. Thaddeus MacCarthy, an officer in the guards of…

MacCarthy, Sir Cormac mac Dermond (Mac Carthaigh, Cormac Óg mac Diarmada)

MacCarthy, Sir Cormac mac Dermond (Mac Carthaigh, Cormac Óg mac Diarmada) (1552–1616), Gaelic lord, was eldest son of Sir Dermond mac Teig (Diarmaid mac Taidhg) MacCarthy, lord of Muskerry, and his wife Ellen, daughter of Maurice fitz John Fitzgerald of Kerrycurrihy. After his…

MacCarthy, Thomas St George

MacCarthy, Thomas St George (1862–1943), athlete, RIC officer, and co-founder of the GAA, was born 9 June 1862 at Bansha, Co. Tipperary, second of four children of George MacCarthy, constabulary officer, and Margaret MacCarthy (née…

Mac Cathmhaoil (Mac Aingil), Aodh (MacCaghwell, Hugh; Cavellus, Hugo)

Mac Cathmhaoil (Mac Aingil), Aodh (MacCaghwell, Hugh; Cavellus, Hugo) (1571–1626), Franciscan scholar and catholic archbishop of Armagh, was born in Downpatrick, Co. Down, a member of a Gaelic learned family that was originally located in Clogher, Co. Tyrone. Given his proficiency…

Mac Cerbaill (MacCarwell), David

Mac Cerbaill (MacCarwell), David (d. 1289), archbishop of Cashel, was most probably born in Co. Tipperary into an important native Irish ecclesiastical family, for, in a petition dated 1274 asking for the grant of certain privileges to the abbeys of Jerpoint and Cashel, he states…

Mac Cerbaill (MacCarwill), Seoán (John)

Mac Cerbaill (MacCarwill), Seoán (John) (d. 1329), archbishop of Cashel, belonged to the same family as David Mac Cerbaill (qv) and Mauricius Mac Cerbaill (qv), both…