Of Castles, Pirates and Kings
The O'Driscoll Clans of Ireland
Ó hEidirsceoil -
Stone Circle or Druid's Alter
A Neolithic site in Skibbereen, County of Cork.
photographs of Ireland on this page were kindly
and described by Richard
Irish ancestors were descended from the O'Driscolls
of West Cork,
Ireland and this page about their
is intended to honor them.
The O'Driscoll Clans were first in South Kerry,
West Cork, Corca Laoighde,
County of Cork, Southern Ireland.
na Séad Castle in the town centre,
now an impressive ruin standing
on a rock overlooking the harbour.
Lough Hyne with the remains of Cloghane Castle,
the final home of Sir Fenen O'Driscoll,
is on an island to the right of centre.
My gg grandmother Mary Ann
was born in Kentucky April
2, 1843/Feb 4, 1843?
Her father Andrew Jackson
Driscoll was born in Kentucky 1822?,
and her mother
Mary Donahue was in born OH ?1824,
they were married in Scott
County, Indiana June 15, 1841.
was Andrew Jackson Driscoll, Jr.
(Driscoll, Andrew J., Private, Company K, 36th Indiana
The family moved to Shelby
County, near Fairland in 1869.
Andrew Jr. born Feb. 14,
1860 in Kentucky, died in Fairland, IN. Nov 28, 1934.
(married may 25, 1887 Laura Colclazier, they had
John Henry Deal born
February 26, 1832 Mercer County, Kentucky
and Mary Ann Driscoll
Deal were married December 25,
in Jefferson County,
Indiana and were
the parents of my great
Mary Elizabeth Deal
John Deal Sr. died May 30,
1904 in Shelby County, Indiana.
His parents were both born in
Driscoll Deal died May 2, 1923 in Shelby County,
John Henry and Mary
Ann Driscoll Deal lived with
in Boggstown/London, in the Moral Township of
Shelby County, Indiana near many other Deal family members.
Several pictures of this
area are here: Indiana Deals
The O'Driscolls were among the first Clans of Ireland.
The Territories of Ancient Irish families
and Royalty who later became pirates
invading their ancestral lands.
Many of the O'Driscoll Castles which were once home
proud people, remain
areas surrounding the County of Cork.
Rincolisky, the O'Driscoll Castle
at Whitehall north of Baltimore
The entrance to Baltimore Harbour,
looking across to Sherkin Island
Origins of O'Driscoll
Driscolls of Cork
O'Driscoll Gathering - 2012
Driscoll Clan Gathering
Driscoll of Cork History
Driscolls of West Cork
O'Driscoll of Cork History
Baltimore Town Centre
Richard Watson cycling near Baltimore
County of Cork:
Map of West Cork
Cork County, Ireland
Cape Clear, West Cork
History of Clonakilty, West Cork
Cork Ireland, Things to See
Map of Ireland
Irish History Online
Early History of Ireland
Ireland's History in Maps
A Timeline of
Desmond's Concise History of Ireland
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