Sept of Magh Itha

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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 :

īThe men of Noble Magh Itha;

who defend the confines;

delightful their habits in every church; ...

The brave O'Cuinn and O'Cionaths.

The confines mentioned in the poem may have meant the border with the Cineal Chonaill, O'Cionath may have become extinct or merged with O'Cuinn given the likeness of the two surnames.

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.

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