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  • ID: I47671
  • Name: Cormac Laidir MacCarty
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1411
  • Death: 1494
  • Burial: Kilcrea Friary, Aherla, Co Cork
  • Occupation: Built Blarney Castle
  • Cause: Killed by his brother Eoghan, and by his (Eoghan's) sons
  • Note: 1 2

    Cormac Laidir: b. 1411; married to Mary, daughter of Edmond Fitzmaurice, lord of Kerry, by whom he had Cormac Oge, and a daughter who married Donal MacCarthy-Reagh, of Carbery.
    This Cormac, in 1465, founded the Franciscan Monastery of Kilcredhe or Cill-Credhe (now "Kilcrea"), in the parish of Kilbonane, dedicated to St. Bridget, founded five additional churches; and also built the donjon of Blarney Castle, together with the castles of Kilcrea, and Ballymaccadan.
    The Four Masters record his death as follows, under A.D. 1494:
    "Cormac, i.e. the MacCarthy, the son of Tadg, son of Cormac, lord of Muskerry, was killed by his own brother Eoghan, and by his (Eoghan's) sons. He was a man who raised and revered the church, and was the first founder of the monastery of Kilcrea; a man that ordained that the Sabbath should be kept holy in his dominions as it ought to be; and he was succeeded by Eoghan, son of Tadg."
    He was buried in Kilcrea, in the middle of the choir; the inscription on his tomb runs thus: -
    "Hic jacet Cormacus, fil. Thadei, fil. Cormac fil. Dermidii Magni MacCarthy, Duns de Musgraigh-Flayn, acistius conventus primus fundator. an. Dom. 1494."
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    Cormac Laidir (the strong), Lord of Muskerry, built the enduring Blarney Castle about 1446.
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    No trace of the MacCarthy tombs at Kilcrea survive.
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    Lodge says he married as his first wife Catherine, dau of John Barry, Vct Buttevant, by whom he had a son Teige whose dau Julia married Donal MacCarthy-Reagh.
    I appear to have got his son Cormac Oge having that wife and daughter.
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  • Change Date: 19 AUG 2009



    Father: Teige MacCarty

    Marriage 1 Mary Fitzmaurice
    • Married:
    Children
    1. Has Children Cormac Oge MacCarthy b: 1447

    Sources:
    1. Text: MacCarthy, McCarthy, Carthy, Cartie, etc.
      http://www.araltas.com/features/mccarthy/
    2. Type: Book
      Periodical: Peerage of Ireland
      Author: John Lodge, Mervyn Archdall
      Date: 1789
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