I am Horourary Secretary of the Clan Mc
Cabe Society which is a voluntary body dedicated to (i) the researching
and preserving of Mc Cabe history and heritage and (ii) promoting
contact between Mc Cabes worldwide.
The 'Scottish' connection in our case derives from a reputed shared
pedigree with the MacLeods of Scotland.
According to the work of a noted 19th century Irish antiquarian, Dr John
O Donovan, the Mc Cabes were a branch of the MacLeods of Arran and would
appear to have migrated to Ireland at the same time with the MacSweenys
and MacDonnells 'Galloglach' (foreign volunteers - Gaelic) in the
O Donovan was basing his research on the writings of Duald MacFirbis,
who was the last of the hereditary historians of Lecan, in the county of
Sligo who compiled his great genealogical work in the college of St
Nicholas at Galway in the year 1650.
Anyone interested in further information or in joining the Clan Mc Cabe
Society can be referred to me at Ivy Cottage, Johnstown, Naas, Co
Kildare, Rep. of Ireland or by e-mail at <[email protected]>
All the best.
Brian (Mc Cabe)
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