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Crowley

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O' Crowley, O' Cruadhlaoich

 

The sept of O’ Crowley began as an offshoot of the McDermott’s in County Roscommon. Branches settled in Dunmanway in County Cork – and are still much identified with that area. Another small branch of the Crowley family is also found in Connacht. The name is derived from the Words Cruadh – meaning hard, and Laoch – meaning hero.