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  • Reply to: facebook link   4 months 1 week ago

    Beltaine Festival Tulach Óg 2018

    The Ancient Clan O'Neill and Cineál Eoghain light up the two ancient forts of An Grianan and Tulach Óg. The two forts were lit up at 9:30 pm on Saturday 5th May 2018 to highlight the historical connection between both places. Grianan na Aileach was the stronghold of the Cineál before they moved their power base to Tulach Óg around the 9th century. The two events were a great success, for more info please join us on Facebook at Cineál Eoghain or Ancient Clan O'Neill 

  • Reply to: facebook link   4 months 1 week ago

    The Ancient Clan O'Neill and Cineál Eoghain light up the two ancient forts of An Grianan and Tulach Óg. The two forts were lit up at 9:30 pm on Saturday 5th May 2018 to highlight the historical connection between both places. Grianan na Aileach was the stronghold of the Cineál before they moved their power base to Tulach Óg around the 9th century. The two events were a great success, for more info please join us on Facebook at Cineál Eoghain or Ancient Clan O'Neill  

  • Reply to: its good to talk   4 months 1 week ago

    Hi Dan my Great Great Grandfarther John McBarron was from the Glen Enniskillen, it makes sense as having O'Niell's within my DNA.

    Kennedy seems to be a distant cousin as well. I know John shared a house with the Kennedy family in Scotland.

    Im looking forward to visit parts of Ulster in the near future.

    Thanks for your help Dan

    Gary

  • Reply to: its good to talk   4 months 1 week ago

    Have a read of this, there were a few McBarron O'Neill's so perhaps the connection comes from some of them dropping the O'Neill 

    Sir Cormac MacBaron O'Neill was an Irish soldier and landowner of the Elizabethan and early Stuart eras. He was part of the O'Neill dynasty, one of the most prominent Gaelic family in Ireland. He was the son of Matthew O'Neill, 1st Baron Dungannon, who was assassinated by his half-brother and rival Shane O'Neill in 1558. Cormac's middle name (meaning "son of the Baron"). is a reference to his father's title.

    Cormac was the younger brother of Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone. Despite their father's defeat to Shane, Cormac and Hugh were able to re-establish themselves in Ulster thanks to help from the government. When Hugh, having been recognised as Earl of Tyrone by the Crown, then launched a rebellion in 1594 Cormac joined forces with his brother. He took part in the Siege of Enniskillen and the Battle of the Ford of the Biscuits the same year. Following their defeat at the Battle of Kinsale, Cormac remained loyal to his brother when most of his other Gaelic Irish changed sides and made peace with the Crown. Following the Burning of Dungannon, in which Tyrone destroyed his own capital, they fought a guerrilla war, and Cormac was able to ambush a force led by Henry Docwra.[1] Nonetheless his relationship with his brother became increasingly strained, despite the Treaty of Mellifont (1603) in which the Crown pardoned them and restored their lands.

    His son Conn O'Neill (or Constantino O'Neill) was an officer in the Spanish Army. Like many Irish Catholics of the era he was a Wild Geese because the penal laws forbade him serving in the Irish Army. Conn was considered the heir to the Earl of Tyrone by some, but this was not formally recognized because of the Crown's earlier attainder.

  • Reply to: its good to talk   4 months 1 week ago

    Hi i don't know if you can help, i have been looking for the link between McBarron on my dads side and the O'Niell,s . 
    I have taken a DNA test which came back with the location Ulster and some distant cousins O'Niell,s.
    Any help will be great
    Thanks
    Gary

  • Reply to: Please share the history of your Celtic family name   7 months 6 days ago

    Thank you...

  • Reply to: Please share the history of your Celtic family name   7 months 1 week ago

    Thanks for sharing your family history, please feel free to join us on facebook, on there we have a very active forum and you will get help with family names and history. Facebook page is Cineál Eoghain  

  • Reply to: Books on the O'Neills   7 months 4 weeks ago

    Very proud to represent the Cineal Eoghain Council at the Liverpool University in London Irish language conference Fri 26th

    The Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool in London and Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith, hosted a seminar entitled 'An Ghaeilge: Cleachtais, Líonraí, Todhchaí. The Irish Language: Practices, Networks, Futures Seminar'.

    It brought together speakers from the three Irish language centres in Britain (at the University of Liverpool in London, the University of Sheffield and University of Cambridge), supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs and other specialists from Ireland and Britain.

    Professor Pete Shirlow, Director, The Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool, opened proceedings.

    Round table discussions started with speakers:
    Chair: James McDonald (Bunaitheoir Grúpa Spraoi Londain/ Stiúrthóir Féile Gaelic Voices/Founder of London Irish Playgroup / Director of Gaelic Voices Festival)
    Professor Angela Bourke (MRIA, Emerita Professor of Irish Language Studies, UCD)
    Ms Mairéad Ní Cheoinín Bsc (Non-Executive Director to the Board of TG4)
    Dr Kaarina Hollo (Lecturer in Irish at the University of Sheffield)
    Dr Margo Griffin-Wilson (Teaching Associate in Modern Irish, University of Cambridge)
    Ms Siobhan Breatnach (Editor in Chief, The Irish Post)
    Mr Dan Dwyer (PhD candidate, NUI Galway)

    Its purpose was to explore practice of teaching the Irish language, literature and other cultural forms today in the UK, Ireland and other European contexts. What are the networks that exist to support Irish language learners, teachers and cultural groups? To what extent does Irish or the literature in other Celtic languages feature in curricula at UK universities? What new practices and technologies in language teaching are being used today or might be in the future?

    The seminar was followed by a drinks reception and our special guest, Minister Joe McHugh TD (Government Chief Whip and Minister of State at the Department of Culture with responsibility for Gaeilge, Gaeltacht and the Islands), delivered his hopes for the future of the Irish language.
    During the reception, traditional music was provided by Comhaltas musicians.

    This event was supported by An Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta, Gnóthaí Réigiúnacha, Tuaithe agus Gaeltachta / Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

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