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Clan Colla Map

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Hill of Tara
Where the Kings of Ireland were crowned in a fort on the Hill of Tara, County Meath.
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Enniskillen Castle
Built by Hugh Maguire prior to his death in 1428. On the River Erne in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. In the 17th century, it became an English garrison fort and later served as part of a military barracks.
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Colchester
Where the Three Collas came from based on an article "The Origin of the Three Collas and the Fall of Emain," by Donald M. Schlegel in the 1998 Clogher Record. He says they were Trinovantes.
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Lisnaskea
Lisnaskea, Fermanagh, GB
Seat of the Senior branch of the Maguires after the year 1430. Part of the Barony of Clankelly, where the McDonnells were from.
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Lisnagore
, IE
The family of Eoghan MacMahon ruled Dartry from their fort at Lisnagore, near Clones. Livingstone describes these as the Dartry MacMahons.
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Monaghan
, IE
The descendents of Reamonn MacMahon ruled the northern part of MacMahon's Countrie, also known as the Lucht Tighe, from Monaghan. Livingstone calls them the Monaghan MacMahons.
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Lurgans
, IE
The descendents of Red Hugh MacMahon remained powerful in Farney, headquartered at Lurgans and then at Lisanisk, near Carrickmacross. These became known as the Farney MacMahons.
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Lisanisk
, IE
The descendents of Red Hugh MacMahon remained powerful in Farney, headquartered at Lurgans and then at Lisanisk, near Carrickmacross. These became known as the Farney MacMahons.
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Hill of Leck
, IE
It was on the hill of Leck, (Mullach Leachta) three miles southwest of Monaghan town, in Kilmore parish, overlooking their fortifications in the Lough below, that the MacMahons arose and where they crowned the Kings of Oriel.
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Emyvale
, IE
The first inhabitants of Emyvale were of the Ui Meith tribe, hence the name of Emy. However in the 8th century the McKenna Clan arrived and by the 12th century they had established an independent little ‘tuath’ or kingdom in North Monaghan, which would last for the next 500 years.
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Fincarn Hill
, IE
Peadar Livingstone suggests that the original center of the Mughdhorna may have been at Fincarn, a townland near the northwest corner of what is now the parish of Donaghmoyne in county Monaghan.
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Hy-Maine
, IE
St. Grellan granted the territory to Maine Mór and his people. St. Grellan, who became the patron saint of the clans and families who descended from Maine Mór, including the O'Kelly family. DNA indicates that these Kellys are not part of Clan Colla.
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Emain Macha
Navan Fort, the traditional capital of the Ulaid, burned by the Three Collas in 331 AD.
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Arney
Fermanagh, Fermanagh, GB
Where the MacAuleys were from in the Baronry of Clanawley, which also included Swanlinbar. They were a sept of the Maguires of Fermanagh.
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Swanlinbar
, IE
Where the MacAuleys were from in the Baronry of Clanawley, which also included Arney. They were a sept of the Maguires of Fermanagh.
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Tempo
Tempo, Fermanagh, GB
Seat of the Junior branch of the Maguires after the year 1430.
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Llantrisant, Glamorgan
Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taff, GB
Where the Rodericks are from who match up with Clan Colla. 154 miles from Waverton where the Calkins' are from who also match up with Clan Colla DNA.
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Waverton, Chester
Waverton, Cheshire, GB
Where the Calkins' are from who match up with Clan Colla DNA. 154 miles from Llantrisant where the Rodericks are from who also match up with Clan Colla DNA
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Clones
, IE
Part of the Barony of Clankelly where the Kellys and McDonnells were from.
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Wroxeter
Wroxeter, Shropshire, GB
Site of a town occupied by the Cornovii, a Celtic tribe, and where the Roman city of Viroconium Cornoviorum was from 58 AD to 410 AD.
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Deva
Site of a town occupied by the Cornovii, a Celtic tribe, and where the Roman city of Viroconium Cornoviorum was from 70 AD to 410 AD.
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Caerwent
Site of a town occupied by the Silures, a Celtic tribe, and where the Roman city of Venta Silurum was from 75 AD to 410 AD.
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Caerleon
Site of a town occupied by the Silures, a Celtic tribe, and where the Roman city of Isca Silurum was from 75 AD to 410 AD.
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Carn Roe
, IE
Where the Three Collas defeated the Uliad circa 392 killing Ulaid king Fergus Fogha, but not before Fergus had killed Colla Menn.
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Belleek
Where Monsignor Tiernach Beggan is Parish Priest in the Parish of Inis Muighe Samh, Diocese of Clogher. Home of belleek pottery.
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Cootehill
Cootehill, Cavan, IE
Near the townland of Drumgill, where Patrick Beggan was born to Hugh and Ann Cusack Beggan in 1807.
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Paisley Abbey
Randal: son of Sorley; lord of Oergeal and Cantyre; founder of the Cistercian Monastery, was benefactor of the Abbey of Paisley
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Kintyre
Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute, GB
Sorley, Somerled, or Samuel was, A.D. 1140, the eighth and greatest Thane of Argyle; lord of Cantyre; lord of the Hebrides; founder of the "Kingdom of the Isles"
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Glencoe
Glencoe, Highland, GB
Domhnall ("domhan:" Irish, the world; "all," mighty): son of Randal; a quo MacDomhnaill, lords of the Hebrides, and of Cantyre, etc., in Scotland, and chiefs of Glencoe
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Bannockburn
Stirling, Stirling, GB
Aeneas Oge MacDonnell: son of Aeneas Mor; lord of the Isles; fought at the Battle of Bannockburn, A.D. 1314, on the side of Robert Bruce, King of Scotland
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Cistercian Abbey
Melrose Abbey founded in 1136 by Cistercian monks, on the request of King David I of Scotland.
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Arklow
, IE
Where Lieutenant Brian McDonald was from. He served in an Irish Volunteer Regiment in the cause of King James II. In 1691, after that cause was lost, he emigrated to America
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Montrath
, IE
Where Hugh Buidhe [boy], father of Brian McDonnell lived
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Aughrim Battleground
Where Jacobite forces lost a decisive battle to Williamite forces in July 1691. As a consequence Lieutenant Brian McDonald, a descendant of Colla Uais, emigrated to America. Over 7,000 people were killed.
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Dunluce Castle
Home of the chief of the Clan MacDonnell of Antrim.
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Dunnyveg Castle
Naval base of the Lord of the Isles, chiefs of Clan Donald.
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Månsarp
, SE
Where Colla descendant Ingemar Mattisson was born in 1691 according to his descendant C. Ericson.
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(Fryksände) Torsby
, SE
Where Colla descendant Johan Hendricksson lived before 1654.
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Loch Achray
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McDonalds Mill
McDonalds Mill, VA, US
Where Edward and George McDonald had a farm and grist mill in Montgomery County.
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Salem
Salem, VA, US
Where the McDonald family lived in the 1880 census.
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Chamblissburg
Chamblissburg, VA, US
Where the McDonald family lived in ther 1900, 1910, and 1920 censuses.
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Mill Creek Hundred
Milltown, DE, US
Unincorpirated area where the Brian MacDonald family had a farm from 1691 to 1745. They emigrated from Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland. He had served in an Irish Volunteer Regiment in the cause of King James II and emigrated after that cause was lost, with his wife and five children.
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Tirkeeran
Where Carthend, grandson of Colla Uais lived--east of Derry and east of the River Foyle.
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Isle of Coll
Clan MacDougall, descendants of Somerled and cousins of McDonalds, ruled Lorne, Mull, Lismore, Tiree, and Colll in the 13th and early 14th centuries.
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Isle of Tiree
Clan MacDougall, descendants of Somerled and cousins of McDonalds, ruled Lorne, Mull, Lismore, Tiree, and Colll in the 13th and early 14th centuries.
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Mull
Clan MacDougall, descendants of Somerled and cousins of McDonalds, ruled Lorne, Mull, Lismore, Tiree, and Colll in the 13th and early 14th centuries.
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Lismore
, GB
Clan MacDougall, descendants of Somerled and cousins of McDonalds, ruled Lorne, Mull, Lismore, Tiree, and Colll in the 13th and early 14th centuries.
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Loch Shiel
At the south end of Loch Shiel, Somerled defeated the Norse to found the ruling dynasty of Lord of the Isles.
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Isle of Man
Where the Norse ruled and Somerled married the Kings daughter Ragnhilda in 1140.
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Lorne
David MacDougall (FTDNA kit #21971) has an ancestor, Iain MacDhubhghaill, who is from Lorne according to an 1890 history of Christmas Island.
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Iona
, GB
In 563 Saint Columba, also known as Colm Cille, founded a monastery here with 12 companions. Several kings of Scotland, Ireland, and Norway came here to be buried.
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Moate
Meath, IE
Where Patrick McMahon's ancestor, Roger McMahon, settled sometime before 1813.
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Drumgill
Where Hugh Beggan, probable ancestor of Peter Biggins 127469, lived before 1807.
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Trohanny
Meath, IE
Where William McMahon had a farm back in 1834.
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Slieve Gallion
On the summit is a cairn marking the burial place, according to local myth, of Colla Uais.
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Dunollie Castle
, GB
Ewan MacDougall, the third chief of the MacDougalls, probably built a castle there in the 13th century. The existing castle ruins date from the 15th century.
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Chepstow
Chepstow, Monmouthshire, GB
Where Blynman was pastor. Hugh Calklin went to America with Blynman in 1640.
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Spire View
Where Michael McMahon grew up.
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St. Joseph's Church
The spire of St. Joseph's Church can be viewed from Spire View.
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Dun A Rí
Kingscourt, Cavan, IE
Location of the Dun A Rí House Hotel and the McMahon's Cafe Bar. Dun A Rí is Irish for Kingscourt.
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Sciath Gabhra
Prehistoric burial-cairn within circular enclosure at Cornashee, Co. Fermanagh, reputedly Sciath Gabhra,
inauguration-place of the Maguires.
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Belle Isle
Formerly belonged to the family of Mac Manus, and from them it received its old name, Ballymacmanus or Senat Macmanus. It is memorable as having been the residence of the great Irish scholar, Cahal Maguire, dean of Cloger in the 15th century, who compiled the "Annals of Ulster."
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Luib
Highland, GB
Where John MacArthur was from.
John was born about 1770 and is the ancestor of McArthur 245572.
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Mellifont Abbey
Cistercian abbey founded in 1142 by Donagh O'Carroll on the orders of Saint Malachy, Archbishop of Armagh. On the banks of the River Mattock, 6 miles north-west of Drogheda. O'Carroll gave the land. He gave 60 ounces of gold at the abbey's consecration in 1157.
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Termonfeckin
Termonfeckin, Co. Louth
Termonfeckin, Louth, IE
A monastery and convent were founded here by Donagh O'Carroll in 1148.
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Clogher
Clogher, Dungannon and South Tyrone BT76, GB
Where one Colla sept, the Ui Chremthainn lived. From them are descended O'Hart, McDonnell of Clankelly, O'Kelly, Maguire, Carroll of Oriel, McMahon.
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Moira
Area where the Cenel nEoghain and Clan Colla defeated the Uladh in 637 and 638.
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Faughert Hill
Hill of Faughart, Louth, IE
Area where the Uladh were defeated by The Cenel nEoghain and Clan Colla in 735. Where St. Brigid was born in 450.
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St. Mary's Abbey
Augustinian abbey and priory founded in 1148 by Donough O'Carroll on the site of an earlier monastery which was burned in that year.
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Knockabbey
Knockabbey, Louth, IE
Donagh O'Carroll founded an Augustinian Abbey here in 1148.
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Lisnawilly House
Louth, Louth, IE
Where James Carroll (1832-1922) lived.
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Hurdal
, NO
Where Frode Myrheim's ancestor Embret Guttormsson Østerud was born in 1742. Where Sorensons' ancestor Kristen Guttormsson Østerud was born in 1749.
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Schwaigern
Schwaigern, Baden-Württemberg, DE
Where James Bumgarner's ancestor Georg Baumgaertner was born.
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Lough Erne Resort
Main venue of the G8 Summit conference in June 2013.
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Dundalk
Dundalk, Louth, IE
Where Colla descendant Owen Courtney was born in 1805 according to Stanley Courtney.
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Spencer
Spencer, WV 25276, US
Where Robert McDonald, ancestor of Harold Eugene McDonald, kit 13758, was from.
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Roane
Roane, WV, US
Where Robert McDonald, ancestor of Harold Eugene McDonald, kit 13758, was from.
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Dooraa
Where Colla descendant Owen Courtney/Callan was born in 1805 according to Stan Courtney.
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Anny
Where Simeon McQuillan, ancestor of Anthony McQuillan 395707, was born in 1846.
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Hénansal
Hénansal, Brittany, FR
Where Pierre Carfantan's lived in 1570. He the ancestor of Jean Carfantan who has Clan Colla DNA.
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Cullentraghbane
Monaghan, IE
Where Keith Tolman's ancestor, Owen McGroder, was born in 1828.
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Ballymacallen
Westmeath, IE
Where James Keena was born around 1760. He is the great great great grandfather of Enda Keena, kit 414213.
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Rathlin Island
Where an excavation was carried out on a Bronze Age cist burial to the rear of McCuaig’s Bar in 2006. The bones of Rathlin 1 man were carbon-dated to 2026-1885 BC. His Y-DNA has the R-DF21 SNP.
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Agheracalkill
Monaghan, IE
Where Patrick Clerkin, ancestor of Clerkin B66603 was born in 1795.
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Bryan McDonald House
4084 Catawba Rd
Troutville, VA 24175, US
Where Bryan McDonald (1732-1777) and his desendants had a farm from 1745 to 1830/40.
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Tynekill Castle
Where the MacDonnell family lived between 1460 and 1641.
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Aghakilmore Lower
County Cavan, IE
Where Owen/Eugene Boylan, ancestor of Thomas Eugene Boylan, kit 274975, was born around 1830.
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Barra
Scotland, GB
Where MacDougalls in the Clan Colla DNA project are from.
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Christmas Island
Christmas Island, NS B1T, CA
Where the MacDougalls in the Cl;an Colla project settled when they emigrated from Barra.
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Craigend
Where Walter Smith, ancestor of Alex Smith, kit N186397, was born in 1465
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Kenmore
Where John MacCall was born in 1520, ancestor of John McCall kit 39599. Where Evan MacColl was born in 1808. He was a Scots-Canadian Gaelic poet who also produced poems in English. He is commonly known in his native language as Bàrd Loch Fìne