Searching for info on a 15th century Irish woman
- I am looking for any information on Maire O Ciaragian. The only
information I have found consists of no more than a sentance, and it
is the same sentence in nearly every online source.
"Maire o Ciaragain led Irish clans in revolt against the English in
She is only mentioned in one book that I can find, and again it's but
a sentence. This woman was obviously worthy of mentioning, but I can't
figure out why there is no more information.
Via research I have learned that O Ciaragain (or Kerrigan/Carrigan and
any number of other variations) were a sept of Macguire in County
Fermanagh and also a separate family in County Mayo in the Barony of
Partirage. I am leaning towards the Fermanagh line due to the
proximity to the vale and a rising English presence in Ulster. Also,
the 1400's brought a heightened unrest within the now split Macguire
clan as well as with the neighbouring O'Neills and O'Donnells.
If anyone has any info, can point me in the right direction, or can
shed some light on anything relating to this woman I would greatly