The Ryans of Tipperary and Kilkenny : Their presence in Eliogarty, Ikerrin, Kilnamanagh, and parts of Clanwilliam, Crannagh, Galmoy and Middlethird baronies.
The O’Mulryans were brave and fearless warriors. Descended from ancient Irish Kings, they are first recorded as Mulryans in Clonoulty, Tipperary, in 1305. Over time, they established themselves as one of the major clans in the area. They now bear the tenth most common Irish Surname which was abbreviated to Ryan. They spread across into Owney Mulryan and to all points of the compass from Clonoulty. This book reviews the history of the Ryans in several north eastern Tipperary baronies and adjacent areas in Kilkenny.
Through courage and fortitude and through effectively dealing with the challenges with which they were faced, the Ryans have extended their great family from Ireland to many parts of the world.
This story is long overdue. The Ryans are too important an Irish family to have their story go untold. Numerically they are one of the top ten families in Ireland and their contribution to Ireland and to the world at large is well and truly worthy of the recognition it deserves. After writing 6 books about the history of the Irish Kennedys, who are their close relatives and neighbours, the author was ready to take on the challenging task of researching and compiling a second book on Ryan History.
About the Author:
Brian Patrick Kennedy was born the 13th child in a family of 15 in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia, in 1940. He has a Master of Education degree from the Queensland University of Technology. He holds dual Australian and Irish citizenship. His passion for Irish History has taken him to Ireland on 26 occasions since 1993. He has written six books on the history of the Irish Kennedys. After a number of requests from members of the Ryan Family he has now produced this first book on the Ryans.