Prince of Coolavin was a title first applied by popular usage to Charles MacDermott, 1707-1758, then head of the MacDermott family of Moylurg. Up to the late 1500's the head of the family were still Kings of Moylurg, but had lost their lands due to confiscation. The adoption of the term indicated that the family considered themselves Princes, and were in fact considered as such by their neighbours and kinsfolk. The title has continued to be used by the head of the family to denote their royal heritage, the current incumbant being Rory MacDermot. The Kings of Moylurg were a branch of the Sil Muiredaig, and a kindred family to the Ua Conchobair Kings of Connacht. ...
Chiefs of the NameKings of Moylurg An Irish Chief of the Name was a person recognised by the Chief Herald of Ireland as the most senior known male descendant of the last inaugurated or de facto chief of that name in power in Gaelic Ireland at or before the end of the sixteenth century, see Irish... The Kings of Moylurg were a branch of the Sil Muiredaig, and a kindred family to the Ua Conchobair Kings of Connacht. ...
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