School: Clanna Caoilte (B.) (roll number 12286)

Clonakilty, Co. Cork
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Family of the O'Heas - Burial Place to be in Timoleague Abbey

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0311, Page 247

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Family of the O'Heas - Burial Place To Be in Timoleague Abbey

“Omnibus” writing in the “Cork Examiner”, says: It was really to the scholarship of a friend that I am indebted for my first knowledge of the O’Heas not a very common Co. Cork name now.

He told me that the Franciscan Abbey of Timoleague was the burial place of the famous South-west Cork clan.
They came originally from the barony of Corklea in Limerick and possessed themselves of Pobble O’Hea in Carbery. One of them a Cistercian monk, John O’Hea, became Bishop of Waterford in 1179.
My pet hobby is tracing the history of modern scions of our ancient clans and here are a few

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Master Fintan Higgins
Clonakilty, Co. Cork