The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.
The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.
Irish War of Independence against Britain ending in the Anglo Irish Treaty.
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Catharnaigh ‘descendant of Catharnach’, a byname meaning ‘warlike’ or ‘soldier’, and Ó Cearnaigh, from cearnach ‘victorious’. Both surnames were widely distributed and are now very difficult to disentangle.