Research into family roots can often pose challenges, sometimes insurmountable. Records have been distributed in odd corners of churches, libraries and cupboards in homes — or lost by fire and water.
One branch of the Clan has evidently overcome all obstacles to assemble some threads over centuries of their family history. This document has been presented and is now filed under Clan History as ‘O’Loghlen Chiefs in Burren, 1510-1823‘.
The authors have provided a summary as follows:
O’LOGHLEN CHIEFS IN BURREN, FROM UAITHNE O’LOGHLEN b.c.1510 TO PETER O’LOGHLEN, PRINCE OF BURREN d.1823
A research paper by Michael O’Loghlen; Margaret Bayles; Rosemary Gilligan, and Edward O’Loghlen (May 2020).
The first paper details a succession of O’Lochlainn clan chiefs:
- Uaithne died 1590; with a note on Uaithne’s oldest son, Rossa.
- Rossa’s nephew, Owney died 1617 and his wife, Finola O’Brien.
- Uaithne’s grandson, Melaghlin died 1623.
- Uaithne’s great grandson, known as Owney Oge born 1593.
- Uaithne’s great great grandson, Torlogh;
- with notes on Torlogh’s brother Donogh, and Donogh’s son Malachy;
- and with a discussion of Torlogh O’Loghlen’s petition manuscripts dating from c1663, the oldest surviving family documents.
- Torlogh’s son, Donogh died 1714
- Torlogh’s grandson, Terence died c1766.
- Torlogh’s great grandson, Peter O’Loghlen called the last Prince of Burren, died 1823.
It also includes:
- a sketch of a family tree for the clan chiefs, extending from the time of Uaithne died 1590 to Peter;
- Appendices dealing with the Composition of Connacht, 1585;
- various other matters.