Early recorded Flannerys in Ireland (8th - 18th Centuries)
Flannabhra, one of the earliest chiefs of the Umhalls
The Umhalls (latterly Anglicised The Owles) was a territory located in west County Mayo,
and formerly comprised the current baronies of Murrisk and Burrishoole. The Annals of
the Four Masters record that Flannabhra was chief of this territory around the middle
of the eighth century and died in 778. He probably flourished at too early a period
to be the eponymous ancestor of the Connaught sept of Ó Flannabhra.