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In the second century A.D. this area belonged to the Menapii, who are said to have descended from a tribe of the same name in Belgic Gaul, and were supposed to be Viri Beglici or Fir-Bolgs. Later the area was variously known as Corteigh (as in the modern Enniscorthy), Moragh (from which the clan McMurrough gets its name), or Laighion (sometimes applied to all of Leinster, and from which that name is derived). The McMorrough Kavanagh clan dominated the area. Lesser clans or septs included Redond, Hayes, McDavymore, Walsh, Esmond, Masterson, O'Broder, O'Bolger, Sinnott, O'Lynan, O'Doran, McVaddock, Furlong, Redmond, Walsh, Leffer, O'Hartley, Hoare, Wadding, O'Larkin, Rossiter, Codd, Stafford, Meyler, Keating, and Devereux.

25 Most Common Names in Wexford: Murphy Doyle Byrne Redmond Furlong Sinnott Walsh Roche Kavanagh Kehoe Kelly Connor Power Cullen Stafford Breen Brien Devereux Whelan Leary Ryan Bolger Browne Nowlan White.

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{The following publication is available on microfiche - if you do not have a fiche reader, contact your local library, they probably have one you may use (often with print capabilities as well). Click here for further information on placing an order.}

INDEXES TO IRISH WILLS (5 Volumes), Phillimore and Thrift 1909/1920
Volume I (Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow) 2 fiche.

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