This was translated into English as Mulryan and later shortened to Ryan; in Modern Irish, the surname is 'O Riain'. Copyright © Claire Santry2008-2020 much of Ireland's genealogical heritage did, indeed, go up in flames at the born 20 Nov 1826 County Tipperary, Ireland and died 14 Feb 1899 Madison County, Ohio, USA. Two castles, both in County Tipperary and now in ruins, have historical These were O'Riain, not O'Maoliriain: their chief was Lord of Ui Drone (from whom came the name of the barony of Idrone in County Carlow). 306. The surname Ryan was first found in County Tipperary (Irish: Thiobraid Árann), established in the 13th century in South-central Ireland, in the province of Munster. The "O'Maoilriain" sept was located in Owney, formerly called Owney O'Mulryan, which forms two modern baronies on the borders of Counties Limerick and Tipperary. Discover which However, it is the province of Munster in south western Ireland and particularly the counties of Tipperary and Limerick that are most commonly associated with the family name Ryan. I have traced my roots back to County Cork, my family decided to migrate to America, Poughkeepsie New York and from there to finally settle in Indiana. Ted Ryans description of the area adds to the information of the Ryan ancestral lands provided on the family name page. Only 13 Ryan You could also look up Willie Ryan mine host of the "Nellie O'Brien" pub in Main Street, Tipperary Town who just after our visit to Tipperary was elected as Chieftain of the Clan Ryan Tipperary, or Con Ryan who lives on the Clonmel Road, only a short walk from the Main Street of Tipperary and you could say the same thing to them. A fine new church is now located on the site. The two most prominent Ryan groups both arose in the province of Leinster and both are supposedly descended from Cathaoir Mór, King of Leinster in the second century AD. One of King Donal Mor O'Brien's great buildings, Holycross, was recently extensively restored. Situated on rocky, elevated ground overlooking the River Shannon, this stronghold was built here because of its strategic location. My 2x great grandfather, Thomas Heagney was posted to Carlow from Tipperary when he joined the Irish Constabulary, thereby meeting and marrying Miss Ryan! Image courtesy of This was translated into English as Mulryan and later shortened to Ryan; in Modern Irish, the surname is 'O Riain'. Javier Tomás contacted us all the way from Argentina wondering about the Ryan surname (you can see his request at the end of this post). Abram Joseph Ryan (1838–1886), Catholic priest, poet; Aileen B. Ryan (1912–1987), New York politician Patrick was born in Moyne, Co Tipperary on 24 Jan 1864 – so I am assuming that William McKelvey and Bridget Ryan may have been born/ married in that same area. The 'stronghold' was County Tipperary, where nearly half of these Ryan Paddy Ryan’s Dream. Ryan is the number one surname – by a margin – in County Tipperary. It is suggested that a branch of the Leinster Ryans moved from Idrone to Owney following the expansion of the Anglo Normans in Leinster in the 13th century. It is an anglicised form of the old Gaelic O'Maoilriaghain / O'Maoilriain, meaning 'descendant of a devotee of St Riaghan'. Situated in the midst of some of the best land in the Golden Vale, and half-way between the Tipperary hills and the county's central range, this site was one of great importance through the centuries. Two of the boys were All Blacks. Thanks Mike for your work. He was appointed to present the immensely popular Gerry Ryan Show on 2fm in 1988, which built up to a daily audience of some 300,000 listeners. By then New York was home to the largest group (16,673), with Illinois having 7,302 Ryans and Massachusetts 6,722. By 1890, the pattern had changed little, with more than half of all The O'Maoilriains, or anglicised Mulryans, are directly descended from Fergus, ninth in descent from Cathair Mor and are said to have settled in the 13th century in the rich pasturelands of the Golden Vale bordering Tipperary and Limerick. Someday, if not very soon I would love to visit and find out more information on my ancestors. The login page will open in a new tab. He eventually met his death when one cruel villager refused him refuge, turning him onto the streets, where he was soon captured by the authorities. Known collectively as the Slieve Felim area as it contains the Slieve Felim Mountains. The first recorded spelling of the name, which was dated c14th century, is shown to be that of O'Maoilriain, in "Medieval Records of County Tipperary", during the reign of Gerald, Earl of Desmond, 1369 - 1374. His tenure as Bishop spanned 28 years, the longest in the history of the Buffalo Diocese.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'irelandroots_com-box-4','ezslot_2',115,'0','0'])); Dublin born Gerry Ryan (1957 - 2010) was a broadcaster and RTÉ presenter. Because no one ever seemed to know where Gilbert de Angulo (Latin) came from, it made a lot of sense that the reason he disappeared, was because he went back to France/England where there were a lot of family holdings. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. Another ruined castle which at one times belonged to the Ryan Family and also in this general vicinity is Castle Craig. From the limited statistics released after the 2011 Australian Census, it is known that 2,087,800 residents identified themselves as having Irish ancestry, making them the third largest group after English and Australian. Like the powerful Tyrone branch of the family - just south of Nenagh, County Tipperary - many of the Ryans have lived in these areas for centuries but, no doubt, originated from within the Owney territory. Written by the Following Cromwell’s confiscation of lands from the Tipperary and Limerick families in the late 1600s, many clan members found a home across the River Shannon in County Clare. Other Castles that were destroyed by the Earl of Ormond in the 15th century were Abingdon, County Limerick, and nearby Owney Abbey. Confiscated from Teige Ryan by Oliver Cromwell's forces in 1642, this large fortress with rounded corners was granted to a Hardress Waller who renamed it Castle Waller.