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Shanahan Family History

This interesting Irish surname is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "O'Seanachain", the prefix "O" denoting male descendant of, plus the personal name "Seanachan", from "sean", meaning old. The O'Shanahans were a Dalcassian sept of sufficient importance to have a recognized chief, one "Ui Bloid". The territory held by the clan lay between Bodyke and Feakle in Co. Clare, where the name Shanahan still survives. In the year 1318 Ui Bloid and his followers were dispossessed by the MacNamaras, and during the 14th Century they became dispersed all over Munster.
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    hayley Morton

    I am looking for information regarding Maurice Shannahan born 1822 Clashmore and the family, my grandfather was Arthur Shannahan born in Australia. Maurice married Margaret Mary Kennedy in 1854 Newport then moved thanks
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    william shanahan

    william shanahan from kildorrery co cork like to find more info my grand father was john shanahan
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    Barbara Shanahan

    Hi any Shanahans in Cork?
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    Sue Chalmers

    My great great grandmother Honora Shanahan came from County Cork, her 2nd marriage was to John Waldron. I am unsure where she met him, family story says Australia. They settled in Otago, South island New Zealand
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    Alex Cordero

    looking for any shanahans in dublin ireland - i lost them on a recent trip to europe!
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    Barbara Shanahan

    Hi We are Shanahan nee Lawlor looking to connect with possible family members worldwide. I live in Dublin, Ireland and would love to hear from others. Barbara Shanahan
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    Barbara Shanahan

    Hi We are Shanahan nee Lawlor looking to connect with possible family members worldwide. I live in Dublin, Ireland and would love to hear from others. Barbara Shanahan
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    Philomena Sheridan

    Philip Shanahan my father his father was Francis Shanahan,
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    Shanahan Family History

    This interesting Irish surname is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "O'Seanachain", the prefix "O" denoting male descendant of, plus the personal name "Seanachan", from "sean", meaning old. The O'Shanahans were a Dalcassian sept of sufficient importance to have a recognized chief, one "Ui Bloid". The territory held by the clan lay between Bodyke and Feakle in Co. Clare, where the name Shanahan still survives. In the year 1318 Ui Bloid and his followers were dispossessed by the MacNamaras, and during the 14th Century they became dispersed all over Munster.
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