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Donnchadh O'Brien, 2nd Earl of Thomond

Donnchadh O'Brien, 2nd Earl of Thomond (see here and here),
mar Helen Butler [descendant of Edward I],
succeeded his uncle as Earl of Thomond 1551,
he died 1553,
she died 1597, bur St.Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny,
had issue:

  1. Margaret O'Brien (see here),
    mar pre-1550 to Dermod O'Brien, 2nd Baron of Inchiquin and had issue.
    He was her father's cousin.

  2. Connor O'Brien, 3rd Earl of Thomond, died 1581,
    had issue:

    1. Donogh O'Brien, 4th Earl of Thomond, died 1624.

Plaque at St.Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny, listing some of the Butlers buried there.
Lists Helen Butler (died 1597), wife of Donnchadh O'Brien, 2nd Earl of Thomond.
Photo 2004. See full size.

Donogh O'Brien, 4th Earl of Thomond (died 1624).
From Bunratty Castle.

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