The Chieftain Clan O'Flaithbheartaigh {O'Flaherty}

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Ballynahinch Castle
The Ballynahinch Castle and tourist hotel....owned by Donal O'Flaherty (Donal-an-Cogaidh, meaning Donal of the Battles) 1st husband to Grace 0'Malley (Pirate Queen of Connemara) when she was 15 and together they had 3 children. The name is derived from the Irish Gaelic: Baile na hinse, meaning 'town of the holm'. Holm refers to the 'oak', an integral part of ceremony and ritual in the Druid religion.
Posted by Ladybug Lafferty on July 3, 2011 Full Size| Slideshow

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