Roddens and Glenview, two minor developments in the vicinity, are commonly referred to as the Braniel. It is mostly a unionist area. The name "Braniel" is derived from the Irish words broinngheal, which means "bright front," or bruach ui Neill, which means "O'Neill's slope/bank." These are most likely references to Braniel Hill. The name also recalls the ancient kingdom of Breifne, which was located in present-day County Leitrim.
Before 1845, there was no town called Braniel in Ireland. The village now known as Braniel was actually called Dromore until that year when it was renamed by the Board of Trade for Sir Henry Bradelock, the chairman of the board. He wanted a place where good water could be found for his mills so he bought land around what was then just a small crossroads settlement and had it surveyed.
Braniel is one of several places in Ireland named after an Irish saint. There is also a town in Northern Ireland called Braniel, which was also named after a saint. They are not related to each other nor to the Irish community in America.
There is also a town in England named Brancepeth after an English castle. However, this Braniel is not related to the American version either structurally or historically.
Brannan, This is a complicated Irish surname that has been documented in several forms, including Brannan, Brannon, Brannen, and Brennan. It is derived from one of two separate Gaelic surnames, O'Braonain and Mac Branan. The former is the original version of the name and it is composed of two elements: "O" comes from the Latin word for "son of" or "of the house of"; and "Bran" is a variant of the English name Bran. The latter name is also composed of two elements: "Mac" is the Irish form of "Mc" which is an anglicization of the Gaelic name Muirchertach; and "Bran" again.
As far as I am aware, there is no direct correlation between using the first name Brannan and having any relation to Ireland. However, because it is such a popular name there would be many Brannans living in the United States who are not related to each other or have come from different parts of Ireland.
There were three brothers from County Mayo, Ireland who came to America and they all took the surname Brannan. They were John, William, and Michael. In addition, there was another brother named Brian who came to America too but he did not take the surname Brannan.
McDonough is also spelled McDonagh, Donaghy, and McDonogh. These names stem from the Gaelic MacDonnchadha, which means "son of Donagh." The MacDonaghs were a branch of the MacCarthys and were known as the Lords of Duhallow. They were the leaders of County Cork, and they ruled over the massive Kanturk Castle. In addition to being a lord, MacDonnchadha was also the name of one of the Irish provinces until it was divided up in 1191. At that time, it became known as Connacht.
The name McDonough is found in many countries around the world. Some examples are: McDonough, Georgia; McDonough, Illinois; McDonough, Indiana; McDonough, Iowa; McDonough, Maryland; McDonough, Massachusetts; McDonough, Michigan; McDonough, Minnesota; McDonough, Mississippi; McDonough, Missouri; McDonough, New York; McDonough, North Carolina; McDonough, Ohio; McDonough, Oklahoma; McDonough, Oregon; McDonough, South Carolina; McDonough, Tennessee; McDonough, Texas; and McDonough, Virginia.
MacDonnchadha was originally written in English as McDonough. However, when the surname first came to America, it was mostly written in Latin as Donovanius or Donnus. Later on, it was sometimes found written as Donaghy or Donaghue.
The Galway family of Ulster takes its name from the adjacent province of Galloway in southern Scotland. The southern Galway family, on the other hand, is most likely descended from the Irish city or county of Galway. The northern Galway family name dates back to 1338 when it was first recorded as Galwey.
Galway is now used as a surname by people of both Northern and Southern Galway ancestry.
The city of Galway is located in County Galway, Ireland. The population of this area is approximately 100,000 people.
The surname Galway has been found among several different ethnic groups. These include those from the Scottish Highlands, Ireland's west coast, and America's New England region.
Some early records indicate that families from southern Galway were living in North Carolina as early as 1730. It is believed that they were highlanders who moved to America looking for new land to settle.
Another group that uses the surname Galway are the Gaels from the island of Skye in Scotland. They too are a Gaelic-speaking clan that migrated to Scotland from Ireland around 1600.
A third group that uses the name Galway are the Galweys of Pennsylvanian history.
Glendalough is one of Ireland's most important medieval ecclesiastical landscapes and, since the nineteenth century, one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. St Kevin (d. 618/622AD) is said to have created Glendalough as a place of seclusion from the world in the late sixth or early seventh centuries. He is also credited with starting the first monastery on Irish soil when he built a small church within the boundaries of his estate.
Kevin's decision to withdraw from public life is said to have been influenced by the death of three brothers in one year. It has also been suggested that he wanted to focus on meditation and prayer instead of leadership issues. However, some historians believe that there may have been political motives behind his decision to leave society alone. They note that there was widespread destruction throughout Ireland at the time and suggest that Kevin decided to retreat from the chaos into solitude.
It is believed that Kevin lived in his hermitage for several years until there was a need for further services beyond those available within his original boundary. At this point, he decided to build a larger church on the edge of his land. The new church was named Cooldelvin after an earlier king of Ireland who had also gone into exile. This would later become known as Glendalough.
Kevin died in 617 or 618 and was buried on site. After his death, others began to follow his lead and leave society to find peace and quiet in the woods.
Roscommon. Landlocked Roscommon is in the Connaught province of Ireland. It is known as "Ros Coman" in Irish, which means "Saint Coman's wood." Locals are known as Rossies, or (jokingly) Sheep Stealers, referring to the typical crimes perpetrated by many of them transferred to Australia.
Roscommon is a county with an area of about 740 km2 and a population of about 145,000 people. It is surrounded by counties Galway to the west, Leitrim to the north, and Longford to the east and south. The county town is Roscommon Town. It is also known as the "County of the Seven Churches," because of the number of churches that were built here during the Victorian era. Today, there are more than 20 churches in Roscommon Town.
It was originally known as "Killeigh Abbey" but was given its current name after some renovations were done in 1581. This church has been preserved exactly as it was found inside the walls of the abbey. The main entrance is through a round-headed doorway on the western side of the building. There are two other entrances: one from the garden behind the church and another from O'Connor Street. Inside, you can see that parts of the nave date back to 1180 while other sections were added later under different architects.