OUR ACTIVITIES AND RESEARCH

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IDENTIFICATION AND RECOGNITION OF IRISH CHIEFS AND CHIEFTAINS

We are working hard to identify the heirs of Irish chiefs and chieftains from the various finte. The noble ones take precedence for the time being, but we do not pass up an opportunity to archive any chief or chieftain.


The criteria we use tend to be that of Chief Herald Edward MacLysaght. We are aware of the legitimacy of tanistry as opposed to primogeniture, but given that false claimants have used tanistry to assert their claims, we cannot, unfortunately, rely on it.

SEARCHING FOR DESCENDANTS OF RUAIDRÍ UA CONCHOBAIR

This project is very important, as it may define the future of the succession. A lack of records of Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair's descendants means that few, if they exist, are alive and traceable.

Given what we have, which are records going up to about the 1960's, we can estimate that there are about 200-300 living, traceable descendants of Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair, thought most are not members of the same House as the current claimant.

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REVAMPING SURRENDER AND REGRANT

Don't let the header fool you. The idea came from the Tudor policy of Surrender and Regrant, but in reality is very different. What we're doing is allowing Gaelic nobles to apply for a title in the Peerage of Ireland, which they can use in addition to their Gaelic title or titles. No religious conversions or surrendering of lands and titles required.