A sept of the Cineal Eoghain in Magh Itha, now comprised in the Barony of North Raphoe in Donegal.
O'Duggan writing in the early part of the fourteenth century referred to :
who defend the confines;
delightful their habits in every church; ...
The brave O'Cuinn and O'Cionaths.
In the 1850's there were 176 Quinn households in County Donegal; the largest concentration being in the parish of Donaghmore (35); followed by the parish of Inishkeel (23).
My great-grandfather William Quin a scutcher of flax lived in Gobnascale, and his father Daniel died in 1871 in nearby Callan.