The Mackennas Of Truagh, revised edition

The Mackennas Of Truagh, revised edition

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The Mackennas Of Truagh, revised edition - C. Eugene Swezey, III. This new, revised edition of the history of the McKenna family in Ireland adds a forty-five page supplement to the previous 1977 edition. (McKenna is the current, usual spelling of this old name.) Illustrated with maps and drawings, this book follows the fortunes of the McKennas over the centuries from the time of the Niall of the Nine Hostages in the fourth century right through the nineteenth century. The McKenna homeland of north Monaghan and south Tyrone is described in detail with an emphasis on the famous Green Woods of Truagh. There are chapters devoted to the well-known deer hunt which brought the McKennas to the barony of Truagh in north Monaghan, to the relationship of the McKennas to their neighbors the McMahons and O’Neills, and to the way in which the family reacted to the English presence in Ulster. Nearly one-half of the book is made up of appendices which cover such areas as: noteworthy McKennas (1700s–1900s); MacKenna heraldry; the grants of Queen Elizabeth in 1591; family losses after the Rising of 1641; McKennas in foreign military service (1700s–1800s); the descendants of Patrick (d. before 1625) of Lower Trough, of Owen of Trough, and of Charles of County Tyrone; the McKennas of Spain, Chile, France, and Scotland; the family name in prose, poetry, and song; family cemetery inscriptions in Ireland; McKenna proprietors in Errigal Truagh in 1640; and more. (1993), 2011, 8½x11, paper, 240 pp. 101-S3849 ISBN: 1556138490