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Moylurg was the name of a kingdom located in the north-east of Connacht, the western province of Ireland, from c.956-1585.
The Kings of Moylurg were a branch of the Sil Muiredaig, who were themselves of the Ui Briuin who descended from The Connachta.
Lorcan O'Runai in his book "From Rosclogher to Rooskey" list the more well known families of North Leitrim.
The ancient principalities of North Leitrim were chiefly Dartry, Tullyhaw and Tullyhunco, Dromahaire, Cineal Luachain, Clannfearnmaigh (Glenfarne) and Muintir Kenny lying between Lough Allen and Co Roscommon.
Based on the DNA test for 111 Mac Tighernans, it appears that the tested Mc Ternans fall into 19 separate genetic groups.
The 111 Mac Tighernans are from eleven countries and five continents from around the world.
By 1641, however, the family had even lost this possession, for, in that year, John mac Kernan was one of the gentlemen who led the rebels in a siege of Croaghan then occupied by Sir James Hamilton.
West Bréifne covers north Co Leitrim and the two baronies in Co Cavan, Tullyhunco and Tullyhaw.
While the Barony of Tullyhunco or Teallach Donnchadha as it was called in Co Cavan, Ulster is the histroical seat of the Mc Ternans, the earliest known member of my Mc Ternan family line came from the Townland of Sheskin, Killargue Catholic parish, Killarga civil parish, Barony of Drumahaire, PLU of Manorhamilton, County Leitrim.
Or were they in fact distinct Mac Tigernain families?
O'Farrell's Linea Antiqua describes the line of the Clann Tigernain na Buannaidh as "Mc Ternan Naban," Naban here probably being a corrupt misanglicisation of Na Bunnaidh.
Of these families, only the Mac Tigernains of Tellach Dunchadha in the barony of Tullyhunco in Co Cavan are easily identifiable, since they appear prominently in the annals of Ireland.
The territory of the Meg Tigernains of Clann Ferghail is now unknown; but since they appear in O'Dugan's Topographical Poem in both the territories of the Cenel Conaill and the Airgiallaigh, it is likely they held lands along the Donegal-Fermanagh border.