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Ó Catháin (O'Cahan) are a Gaelic Irish sept from the Uí Néill kindred of Cenél nEógain. [1]

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Charles Kean

Charles John Kean (18 January 1811 - 22 January 1868), was born at Waterford, Ireland, the son of the actor Edmund Kean.

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Chief of the Name

The Chief of the Name, or in older English usage Captain of his Nation, is the recognised head of a family or clan (clann in Irish and Scottish Gaelic).

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A clan is group of people united by actual or perceived kinship and descent.

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Clan Buchanan

Clan Buchanan (Mac a'Chanonaich or Bochanan) is an Armigerous Scottish clan whose origins are said to lie in the 1225 grant of lands on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond to clergyman Sir Absalon of Buchanan by the Earl of Lennox.

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Clan Munro

Clan Munro is a Highland Scottish clan.

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County Coleraine

County Coleraine, called the County of Colerain in the earliest documents, was one of the counties of Ireland from 1585 to 1613.

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County Donegal

County Donegal (pronounced or; Contae Dhún na nGall) is a county in Ireland.

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County Galway

County Galway (Contae na Gaillimhe) is a county in the West of Ireland in the province of Connacht.

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County Londonderry

County Londonderry, also known as County Derry (Irish: Contae Dhoire, Ulster Scots: Coontie Lunnonderrie), is one of the six counties of Northern Ireland.

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County Waterford

County Waterford (Contae Phort Láirge; the English name comes from Old Norse Vedrafjörður) is a county in Ireland.

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Danny Boy

"Danny Boy" is a ballad written by English songwriter Frederic Weatherly and usually set to the Irish tune of the "Londonderry Air".

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Dungiven is a small town, townland and civil parish in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

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Dunseverick is the name of a hamlet near the Giant's Causeway in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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Eógan mac Néill

Eoghan mac Néill (old orthography: Eóġan mac Néill) (died 465) is a son of Niall Noígiallach.

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Edmund Kean

Edmund Kean (4 November 178715 May 1833) was a celebrated Shakespearean stage actor born in England, who performed in London, Belfast, New York, Quebec, and Paris among other places.

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First Crusade

The First Crusade (1096–1099) was the first of a number of crusades that attempted to capture the Holy Lands, called by Pope Urban II in 1095.

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Flight of the Earls

The Flight of the Earls (Imeacht na nIarlaí / Teitheadh na nIarlaí) took place on 14 September 1607, when Hugh Ó Neill of Tír Eóghain (Tyrone), Rory Ó Donnell of Tír Chonaill (Tyrconnell) and about ninety followers left Ireland for mainland Europe.

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The Gaels (Na Gaeil; Na Gàidheil), also known as Goidels, are an ethnolinguistic group indigenous to northwestern Europe.

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Genealogical Office

The Genealogical Office is an office of the Government of Ireland containing genealogical records.

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Give Me Your Hand

"Give Me Your Hand" (Tabhair dom do Lámh in Irish) is a tune from the early 17th century by Ruaidri Dáll Ó Catháin (c.1570-c.1650), perhaps in honour of a lady.

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The harp is a stringed musical instrument which has a number of individual strings running at an angle to its soundboard, which are plucked with the fingers.

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Hill of Tara

The Hill of Tara (Teamhair or Teamhair na Rí), located near the River Boyne, is an archaeological complex that runs between Navan and Dunshaughlin in County Meath, Ireland.

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Ireland (Éire; Ulster-Scots: Airlann) is an island in the North Atlantic separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's Channel.

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Irish people

The Irish people (Muintir na hÉireann or Na hÉireannaigh) are a nation and ethnic group who originate from the island of Ireland and its associated islands.

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Jim Kane

Jim Kane (February 2, 1937 – January 28, 2003) was a Nebraska high school football, basketball, track and cross country coach, and was named the state’s “Coach of the Year” in 1983, and was posthumously named to the state’s High School Hall of Fame.

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Kane (surname)

Kane is a Celtic Irish surname and is an anglicisation of Cathan meaning war like (see Ó Catháin).

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Keenaght (barony)

Keenaght is a barony in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

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Londonderry Air

The Londonderry Air is an air that originated from County Londonderry in Ireland (now Northern Ireland).

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Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.

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Middle Ages

In European history, the Middle Ages or Medieval period lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.

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Niall of the Nine Hostages

Niall Noígíallach (Old Irish "having nine hostages"), or in English, Niall of the Nine Hostages, was a prehistoric Irish king, the ancestor of the Uí Néill family that dominated Ireland from the 6th to the 10th century.

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Northern Uí Néill

The Northern Uí Néill is the name given to several dynasties in north-western medieval Ireland that claimed descent from a common ancestor, Niall of the Nine Hostages.

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O'Neill dynasty

The O'Neill dynasty (Ó Néill) is a group of families, ultimately all of Irish Gaelic origin, that have held prominent positions and titles in Ireland and elsewhere.

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Plantation of Ulster

The Plantation of Ulster (Plandáil Uladh; Ulster-Scots: Plantin o Ulstèr) was the organised colonisation (plantation) of Ulstera province of Irelandby people from Great Britain during the reign of King James I. Most of the colonists came from Scotland and England.

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Ruaidri Dáll Ó Catháin

Ruaidhrí Dall Ó Catháin (fl. late 16th/early 17th century) was an Irish harper and composer.

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Standing Council of Irish Chiefs and Chieftains

The Standing Council of Irish Chiefs and Chieftains (Buanchomhairle Thaoisigh Éireann) is an organisation which was established by the then President of Ireland to bring together the Chiefs of the Name of the Gaelic nobility of Ireland as then recognised by the Chief Herald of Ireland.

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Uí Fiachrach Aidhne

Uí Fhiachrach Aidhne (also known as Hy Fiachrach) was a kingdom located in what is now the south of County Galway.

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Uí Néill

The Uí Néill (Irish pronunciation:, descendants of Niall) are Irish and Scottish dynasties who claim descent from Niall Noigiallach (Niall of the Nine Hostages), a historical King of Tara who died about 405.

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Ulster (Ulaidh or Cúige Uladh, Ulster Scots: Ulstèr or Ulster) is a province in the north of the island of Ireland.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ó_Catháin

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