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From: Bernard Morgan <>
Subject: Re: [R-M222] Laud 610 Leinster and Munster M222+ families
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 19:49:12 +0000
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80. Quintus Centibellis (or Conn of the Hundred Battles*) : his son. This Conn was so called from h undreds of battles by him fought and won: viz., sixty battles against Cathirius Magnus or Cahir Mor, King of Leinster and the 109th monarch of Ireland, whom he slew and succeeded in the monarchy; one hundred battles against the Ulsterians; and one hundred more in Munster against Owen Mor or Mogha Nua-Dhad their king; who, notwithstanding, forced the said Conn to an equal division of the Kingdom with him. He had two brothers, named Eochy Fionn Fohart and Fiacha Suidhe, who, to make way for themselves, murdered two of their brother's sons, named Conla and Crionna; but they were by the third son Airt-EanFhear banished, first into Leinster, and then into Munster, where they lived near Cashel. From Eocha Fionn Fohart descended O'Nowlan or Nolan of Fowerty (or Foharta) in Lease (or Leix), and St. Bridget, Patroness of Kildare; from Fiacha Suidhe are O'Dolan, O'Brick, of Dunbrick, and O'Faelan (Phelan, or Whelan) of Dun Faelan, near Cashel. Quintus Centibellis reigned thirty-five years; and by a stratagem was treacherously slain by the King of Ulster, A.D. 157.
The O'Nolan DNA website says "Based on Y-DNA analysis of the Nolan DNA results Lineage III - Barony of Forth, Carlow Clan O'Nolan (Tullow, Kellistown, Ballon Hill, or the area of Templepeter cemetery) appears to be the original lineage of descent from Nualan or Nuallain of Eocha Fionn Fohart, the brother of Conn Céad Cathach (Conn Cead-Catha) or Conn of the Hundred Battles. Eocha Fionn Fohart was ancestor of Carlow Clan (O'Nowlan) O'Nolan. Unless, of course, another Carlow Nolan lineage emerges through future Y-DNA testing and the results prove a closer genetic match to the Northwest Irish (Niall of the Nine Hostages) R1b1c7 haplotype."
As for Fiacha Suidhe descendants I do find one NW modal Wheelahan from Nenagh, Co. Tipperary and more NW modal Whelehans in Co. Laois.