Early recorded Flannerys in Ireland (8th - 18th Centuries)

8th Century

  • 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 Flannabhra.