Wednesday, May 26, 2010
"Mother Catherine McAuley (1779-1841) daughter of James McGauley (1722?-1783). Born in Dublin, she was orphaned at an early age. Devoting her life to religious service, she founded the Sisters of Mercy. She was pictured on the Irish five-punt note until 2002 when the Euro became the currency of Ireland." "Pedigree of the MacAwley Chiefs of Westmeath"
"Chiefs of the ClanAwley of Fermanagh"
"The Family of Major Alexander MacAulay of Glenville"
Scottish MacAuleys in Ulster
"The majority of the MacAuleys in Ireland appear to be descended from Scottish settlers, rather than the two indigenous clans mentioned above. The bulk of these settled in Ulster, especially counties Antrim and Donegal.
The largest concentration of McAuleys in the world is probably in County Antrim and in the Belfast environs of County Down. Nearly all of these are of Scottish origin although a few are known to be Fermanagh McAuleys. Although the MacAuleys of Ardincaple are known to be associated with Antrim, DNA tests have shown that the Ulster McAuleys are descended from at least five Scottish ancestral families."
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