Gilshennan



Parishes where Gilshennan and a second surname are found together

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Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Cavan:2Dublin:15Meath:8Westmeath:3

Surname Dictionary

Gilsenan numerous: N Leinster, S Ulster. Ir. Mac Giolla Seanáin ( devotee of St Senan). A sept of Tyrone which spread south and changed to Nugent and Leonard. The name occurs as Shannon which is widespread in Ulster. SI & SGG.
Giltenane Quite numerous: Limerick-Cork. Ir. Mac Giolla tSeanáin (devotee of St Senan). A Munster variant of Gilsenan, though this may refer to the best-known of the various Senans, he of Inis Cathaigh (Scattery Is.) SI & SGG.
Mac Giolla Seanáin Gilsenan: líonmhar i ndeisceart Uladh agus tuaisceart Laighean ach bíonn siad faoin mbréagriocht: Nugent, Leonard agus Shannon, chomh maith. Tír Eoghain a ndúiche shinseartha. Féach Mac Giolla t-Seanáin, leis. SI.
Mac Giolla t-Seanáin Giltenan: líon beag: Luimneach-Corcaigh. An Seanán is mó (dar leis na Muimhnigh) ná bunaitheoir mhainistir Inis Cathaigh in inbhear na Sionainne. Bíonn Shannon orthu sa Chlár, chomh maith. Féach Mac Giolla Seanáin, leis.

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