O'Nolan the History of a People
This book traces the history of the O'Nolan sept from earliest times. Originally called the Fotharta (pronounced Fo-har-ta) the sept gave their name to the district in which they lived - Forth in Carlow. Forth is an area of about 60 square miles centred on the modern day village of Garryhill. In accordance with the ruling from Brian Borumha the High King of Ireland in 1000 A.D. the Fotharta of Carlow changed their name to O'Nuallain which was later anglicized to O'Nolan, Nolan, Nowlan and Noland. Originally a pastoral people the inhabitants of Forth were ruled by the O'Nolan kings whose extended family male members were warriors. Fr. Nolan traced the history of the sept down to the early 17th century and Art Kavanagh has attempted to trace the lineages of various sub- septs of the O'Nolans down to modern times.
- Paperback | 266 pages
- 177.8 x 254 x 15.24mm | 589.67g
- 02 Jun 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Art Kavanagh
Arthur J. Kavanagh, historian, author and publisher, has written ten books in all. In the Shadow of Mount Leinster The Wexford Gentry 1 The Wexford Gentry 2 Ireland 1798 - the Battles O'Nolan - the History of a People The Tipperary Gentry Vol 1 (with Wm Hayes) The Gentry & Aristocracy of Kilkenny The Gentry & Aristocracy of Meath The Kavanaghs Kings of Leinster Lest We Forget ( a book about people from North Wexford and South Carlow) All the books are now out of print but sections of the books are now available on Createspace.