Gallagher / Gallaher

Sus armas: en campo de plata, un león rampante, de sable, pisando una serpiente, entre otro tréboles, de sinople; y por cimera, una luna en creciente, de gules, y saliend de entre sus cuernos una serpiente en posición vertical, de su color.

El nombre de este clan, en irlandés, es O'GALLCHOBHAIR, que significa descendiente de Gallchobhar, a su vez descendiente del rey de Irlanda que reinó de 642 a 654; este clan pretende ser la rama mayor y real de Cineal Connaill y su territorio se extendía sobre una amplia zona de las modernas baronías de Raphoe y Tirlugh, Co.Donegal. Sus caudillos se distinguieron como mariscales de las fuerzas de los O'Donnell en los siglos XIV a XVI. O'Hart los ubica entre las familias de la línea de Heremon, y dice que descienden de Anmire, hijo de Seadneach, que es el Nº 90 en el pedigree de O'Donnell. Este Anmire era, a su vez, ascendiente de Gallchobhar, citado por MacLysaght. En la actualidad, ocupa el lugar n° 14 entre los apellidos más frecuentes de Irlanda (ver lista). En las listas de pasajeros llegados al Puerto de Buenos Aires encontramos 7 personas de este apellido.

The ÓGallagher's are consistently mentioned as one of the leading septs of the Tír Chonaill, along with the Ó Baoighill (Boyle), the ÓDochartaigh (Doherty) and Mac Suibhne (MacSweeny) families as being the pillars on which the lords of Tír Chonaill built their military strength, in particular the ruling Ó Domhnaill (Donnell) dynasty.  The clan's territory extended over a wide area in the northern baronies of Raphoe and Tirhugh, Co. Donegal.  The principle branch of the sept were seated at Ballyneit and Ballynaglack.  Their chiefs were notable as marshals of O'Donnell's military forces in the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries, and took a prominent part in all the military movements of Cenél Conaill, though some "renegade" O'Gallaghers are known to have helped Seán O'Neill escape after the battle of Fearsaid Suili in 1567.  Hart lists them as the O'Donnell's cavalry.  True to the often contradictory nature of Irish history, ÓGallagher's were often mentioned as confidants to kings of the Ó Domhnaill and other leading clans such as the ÓDesmond, but almost as often became bitter enemies of the same  (The O'Donnells were one of the two major clans of northern Ireland, the other being the O'Neils).

Origen: Irlandés. The Irish name Gallagher has a long Gaelic heritage to its credit. The original Gaelic form of the name Gallagher is O Gallchobhair, derived from the word "gallchobhar," which means "foreign help." First found in county Donegal, where they held a family seat since ancient times.

Variantes: Gallagher, Gallacher, Gallaugher, Gallaughor, Gallager y otros.

 

 

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