This a write-up for a Heroic Lineage within the Fianna Tribe. Players wanting to join are encouraged to take the Merit, but it is not a requirement.
Other Name Spellings include: Mannion, Manning, O'Mannin, Ua/Ó Mainnín, Ó Mainnín
It is said that Clan O'Mannion are the malcontents, the rogues, rakes, lushes, promiscuous, passionate, courageous, defenders of the downtrodden, and general hard-luck characters of the Fianna Tribe. Hard working, selfless, charitable, seekers of justice, righter of wrongs, courageous heroes of old are often the more positive things said of this Heroic Lineage of the Fianna tribe. They are the average everyday Garou, few have been leaders within the Garou nation, but often are its capable warriors, crafters, lore keepers, and singers. The O'Mannion Clan is the salt of the earth kind of Clan, while there is ancient noble blood in the line, it has been many centuries since they had power in either human or Garou society. They do however often have strong ties in America to Irish Catholic communities, and to most Catholic communities where the Clan lives. The Clan often has friends, and sometimes relations in the Hispanic, Vietnamese, Italian and other ethnic Roman Catholic communities across the United States.
(Menlough Castle - Source: geograph.org.uk - 288543) Castle Menlough (or Menlo), which lies on the Corrib River, is the Ancient O'Mannion Clan Stronghold, which lies North and west of the City of Galway.
Relations with other Tribes/Fera/Fianna/Other Irish Clans
The O'Mannions of Ireland have had a feud with the O'Kellys since land seizure during the 17th century. In the modern age, this feud has diminished since the Irish Republic was formed. Though stories of an American Fianna leaving Ireland over it in the 1800s is a famous tale.
The Black Furies, Child of Gaia, Get of Fenris, have all intermarried or had positive relations with Clan O'Mannion. O'Mannions have equal gender roles in the Clan, hence a long relationship with the Black Furies has existed. Black Fury males often were adopted into the clan historically.
It is said that the Red Talons have poor relations with Clan O'Mannion due to the clan's continued support for the End of the Impergium.
Silent Striders, Stargazers have little to do with the Clan outside America, so there is little long history.
Silver Fangs often are at the end of much of Clan O'Mannion's derision, as the Silver Fangs of England have some bad blood with the Clan. It was only after the defence of Silver Tara during the Black Brigades assaults did the relations improve. Clan O'Mannion generally supports the efforts of the Ard Righ and Queen Mary Campbell.
The Shadow Lords also have poor relations with Clan O'Mannion.
Corax have generally good relations with Clan O'Mannion. There is a tale of traded information of invading armies that aided the O'Mannion Clan in the past.
Fera in the Americas have little to do with the Clan as a whole. Though, O'Mannion Clan does not oppose Fera by for any reason generally. This differs from each individual on a case by case basis.
Glass Walkers have little to do with the Clan, as there is little history of much interaction outside America.
Bone Gnawers have often been defended by Clan O'Mannion in the past, as the Clan despises bullies as a rule.
The O'Mannion Clan created a marriage bond through, Niamh Helen O'Mannion and Cpl. Jonathan “Johnny” Fannon of the Fannon Lineage in 1947.
The Clan O'Mannion joined the Sanctum of Gaia along with all other Fianna. The loyalty to the tribe is strong.
There is a slight feud between Baird Caedmon O'Mannion, and a Gurahl named Cormag Wooden-Shins, something about a Civil War dispute.
Heroic Lineage Physical Desciption
As per the Heroic Lineage description, the PC in question has identifiers that mark it as a member of the Lineage. Clan O'Mannion has some physical traits, that show up on those when they are in, Glabro, Crinos, Hispo, or Lupus form. These are the identifiers:
- O'Mannions in Lupus and Hispo take on the coat traits similar to the Irish Grey Wolf, which became extinct in the wild around the late 1700s. The O'Mannions also have a reddish tint to the fur as well, another trait found in the Crinos/Hispo/Lupus forms. The O'Mannions protected their wolf Kinfolk, but a few dozen, only a handful of kinfolk wolf packs thrive to the modern day. Lupus breed Garou are extremely rare.
- Crinos/Hispo/Lupus forms all have a small bit of black fur on the tips of the tails in these forms. It is said a Garou from the time of the Roman Empire, a Lupus breed, named Black-Tail is the progenitor of this trait. It is said he was born into the Black Furies and was adopted into the Fianna tribe, and into the O'Mannion Clan.
- Glabro/Crinos/Hispo/Lupus forms all have green eyes in the iris of these forms. Regardless of the Homid eye colour, the eyes change to green in these other forms.
- Members of the Irish-American lineage in Crinos/Hispo/Lupus have a streak of silver-grey fur that runs from the snout, up to and over the right eye. It is said Hides-In-the-Weeds, possessed this trait, and it is passed to her descendants.
The Irish Mountain Hare is often the totem animal spirit of the O'Mannion Clan
The O'Mannion family name is an anglicized form of Ua/Ó Mainnín, signifying ‘descendant of Mainnín’, an early tenth-century king of the Sogain people of East Galway. This ancient clan can trace their roots in the medieval Irish genealogies to the Cruthin, the earliest band of Celtic settlers deemed to have reached Ireland about the sixth century BC. An Ulster prince called Sogan Sálbuide is reported to have been granted an extensive territory in Connacht between the Clare river and the Suck by the legendary Queen Medb about the time of the birth of Christ. Following the relocation of the Uí Maine people to the area about AD 500, the kingdom of Sogan became a sub-kingdom of Uí Maine (later Hy Many), and its Sogain inhabitants were obliged to render tribute and military service to the Uí Maine overkings.
(Source:Mannion Clan website)
O'Mainnin, O'Mannin, O'Mannion, or O'Manning, chiefs of Sodhan: a large territory in the barony of Tiaquin, made into six divisions, called "The Six Sodhans." The O'Mannins or O'Mannings had their chief residence at the castle of Clogher, barony of Tiaquin, county Galway, and afterwards, at Menlough, in the parish of Killascobe in the same barony.
(Source: Chiefs of and Clans of Ireland #40
The Fianna have long had Garou and kinfolk with descendants from the O'Mannion Clan in what is today County Galway, Ireland. The pride of these Fianna, in particular, has deep roots in its Irish Gaelic heritage. For Centuries, the O'Mannion Clan claimed the area near Clare and such Rivers and, lands east of the Corrib river as their territories. Much of that history has been lost to the ages, and few know of the great deeds and battles fought by the Fianna. The Spirits remember though, for they are fearsome fighters and tenacious enemies of the Wyrm. Many O'Mannion has died at the hands of Wyrm spawn, Fomori, and later the defiled Black Spiral Dancers. The Heroic deeds are forever in their bloodline, marking them for the rest of the clan's days. The O'Mannions have a long history of bringing in Garou from other tribes into the Clan, many Black Fury males often were adopted, as well as Get of Fenris kinfolk often intermarried with O'Mannions. Child of Gaia tribe members also married Kin from Clan O'Mannion. The Clan has a long positive relationship with Black Fury, Get of Fenris, and the Child of Gaia tribes.
Wolves were once an integral part of the Irish countryside and culture. The last wild wolf in Ireland is said to have been killed in 1786, three hundred years after they were believed to have been wiped out in England and a century after their disappearance in Scotland.
(Source: Wolves in Ireland Wikipedia)
O'Mannions did what they could, and the Garou protected a select few and hid them in the territories surrounding the O'Mannion territories in modern County East Galway. There are a few dozen lines left of the many thousands that once lived, making the Lupus breed extremely rare, but not unheard of due to the protection by the O'Mannion Clan Fianna Garou.
The O'mannions, being Garou, were mostly a Homid breed lineage. During the earliest parts of the 6th and 7th century BC when the first people's emigrated to the Irish Island, the Garou interbred with the native Fianna Lupus Kinfolk in what is today East Galway County. It is said the O'Mannion's gained its ferocity from this interbreeding by the Garou Homids, and the Lupus Kinfolk. Though many modern Fianna cringes at the thought of not breeding with their own breeds, the O'Mannions always eschewed conventional ideas, as long as the Litany was maintained.
Adopted into the Fianna Tribe, and into the O'Mannion Clan, was a Lupus/Philodox named Black-Tail, born originally into the Black Fury Tribe around the time of the Roman Empire in the 2nd Century CE. He had many deeds worthy to bring more tales of heroic deeds, such as slaying Wyrm Banes, brought onto the isle by Fomori infiltrators of invading armies. Lupus all carry this trait as the Wyld remembers this heroic Lupus adopted into the Fianna, as do many Homid Garou as the lineages intersect some throughout the Middle Ages.
Although there is also a stain upon those O'Mannion Lupus in Wales as well. About the 17th Century during the height of the Wolf Hunts in Ireland, caused by the policies of Cromwell, a small contingent of Lupus Garou and Lupus Kinfolk escaped on a smugglers vessel from Galway City's harbour. Under the cover of darkness, these Lupus escaped and emigrated to the Isle of Anglesey, Wales, United Kingdom. Along with them was the Garou named Bloody Maw a Lupus/Ahroun of the Fianna, whom during the early parts of the 18th Century in Wales began a new personal Impergium, where Bloody-Maw killed dozens of humans in England. Bloody-Maw claimed the English deserved death, for the policies that led to the wolf hunts in Ireland that brought the extinction of the Irish Gray Wolf in the wild. The Lupus Garou nearly rent the Veil, causing the local Garou of Wales to bring him to heel, and finally ending the mad Garou's bloody murdering spree. Any Lupus Garou from Wales has this Insane Ancestor as a cautionary tale to their Lineage.
A small handful of the pups of Blood Maw were taken to the United States a few years after he was brought to heel. It was thought that the pups needed a fresh start from what the sins of the father had done. These were a handful of Lupus Kin brought to the North American continent, via a smuggling ship out of Wales.
Traveler Society Branch
The historical origins of Irish Travelers as a group has been a subject of academic and popular debate. Research is complicated by the fact that the group has no written records of their own. They may be of Romani extraction, although this theory is disputed and theories of pre-Celt origin also exist. Jean-Pierre Liégeois wrote that the Irish Traveler Gammon vocabulary is derived from pre-13th-century Celtic idioms with 10% Indian origin Romani language vocabulary. Celtic language expert Kuno Meyer and Romani language linguist John Sampson both asserted that Shelta existed as far back as the 13th century, 300 years before the first Romani populations arrived on the island of Britain. Their origin is genetically Irish.
In 2011 an analysis of DNA from 40 Travelers was undertaken at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin and the University of Edinburgh. The study provided evidence that Irish Travelers are a distinct Irish ethnic minority, who separated from the settled Irish community at least 1000 years ago; the claim was made that they are as distinct from the settled community as Icelanders are from Norwegians. Irish Travelers "left no written record of their own" and their families do not date back to the same point in time; some families adopted Traveler customs centuries ago, while others did so more recently. It is unclear how many Irish Travelers would be included in this distinct ethnic group at least from a genetic perspective.
(Source: Irish Travelers Wikipedia)
In the early 20th century, it is said a kinfolk member of the O'Mannion Clan, married into a traveller community, with a Fianna Kinfolk. The marriage was an embarrassment to many within the more traditional O'Mannion elders, but the younger O'Mannions embraced the inclusion of another disparaged group of the land of Ireland at the beginning of the tumultuous century.
O'Mannion Emigration to Wales Branch
The Irish began arriving in Wales in the 1840s. They were the largest single group of immigrants to play a part in the story of Wales.
Those who arrived in Wales were fleeing the Irish potato famine and often arrived in a very desperate state. The Wanderer docked in Newport in 1847 and deposited 113 destitute men, women and children in the town, with 20 of them said to be close to death.
This prompted comment in Parliament, and the Monmouthshire Merlin newspaper commented on "the alarming and lamentable appearance of the streets of Newport, crowded with many hundreds of famishing Irish".
The emotional impact the famine had on the escaping Irish was so great that they built a Famine Memorial in a Cardiff cemetery.
From 1841, the Irish kept coming to Wales, to reach a high point of almost 30,000 people by 1861 - a 344% increase. They settled primarily in the four largest South Wales towns - Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and Merthyr.
(Source: BBC Article on Irish emigration to Wales History)
The O'Mannions that were most hurt by the potato famine, were mostly Kinfolk that had little support from the also troubled Fianna Garou. It is said at least 6 families travelled to the Welsh town of Anglesey, in the United Kingdom and settled there. The local Fianna did much to at first aid the O'Mannions, but some disagreements on territory rights and intermarriages created some early turmoil, much as the Irish all across Wales experienced.
Naomi is one of the known Irish Traveller Family stock left to now settle in Wales.
Irish-American Lineage Branch
The History becomes clearer around the middle of the 19th Century when the contested marriage of the Kinfolk Baird Caedmon O'Mannion, and the Garou Fianna/Ragabash Fidelma Imogen O'Kelly, deed name "Hides-In-the-Weeds". The O'Mannion's and O'Kelleys had a long feud since the time of the land seizures during the mid 17th century. O'Mannions and O'Kellys were long blood feud enemies, as much of the territory of the O'Mannion Clan was lost at that time. Baird Caedmon O'Mannion, didn't care for his father's feud and chose to marry his bride without his wishes, as the clan needed new Garou in the coming age of great turmoil. Thus the couple became husband and wife, and then with great bad blood with the elder O'Mannions, emigrated to the United States. It is said that Baird Caedmon O'Mannion, became a soldier in the Union Army, and fought against the Confederacy during the Civil War.
1864: Baird's brigade was assigned to the command of Union Maj. Gen. Stephen G. Burbridge who was tasked with enforcing martial law. Rebel guerrillas were conducting campaigns in the state at that time. Baird's squad tracked a group of rebels through northern Kentucky and into the Appalachian east. Having been disturbed by the rebel movements, Cormag sought out their Union pursuers. Cormag Wooden-Shins and Baird devised an ambush for the rebels, which lead to the rebels' capture.
Later that year, other rebels were planning an attack on a union railway. To keep them away from his territory, Cormag Wooden-Shins helped them with the attack. The railway was guarded by Baird's troops, and the rebels were ultimately routed after causing moderate damage.
Baird accused the Cormag of betrayal, to which the Gurahl merely quoted the Code of Ursa, "Protect the land". From this episode, a feud was set between Cormag and the O'Mannions. Baird was eventually deployed elsewhere, and Cormag went on playing both sides, but the disagreement was never resolved. The bad blood led to a tradition of "poking the bear" by O'Mannions. Nothing malevolent. Just disturbing his slumber, to get a rise out of him.
After the war was over the couple used part of the Homestead Act to settle in the Nebraska territory around 1865, two years before the territory became a state in March 1867. It was then that "Hides-In-the-Weeds", used a Jackalope spirit, which was a member of Stag's Court in America, to gain a great blessing for her descendants so that she could regrow the O'Mannion Clan in America. It was said Jackalope set the task for "Hides-In-the-Weeds", to collect 777 Four-leaf clovers and bring them to her to receive a blessing. The task took many years, but eventually, she collected the required items and received the blessing from Jackalope:
Lepus cornutus was otherwise known as Jackalope, This is the O'Mannion totem spirit in the United States, due to the bond of Hides-In-The-Weeds
"For all of your Clan, O'Mannion, your family shall flourish and prosper in these lands. I give you the blessing of bounty, that each generation of O'Mannion, until the end of times, shall bear at least one Garou Cub each generation."
The two O'Mannions gave birth to twin daughters, Áine Imogen O'Mannion and BÉBINN Fidelma O'Mannion, both Kinfolk. A son born 5 years after the twins Ardghal Baird O'Mannion, an Ahroun of the Fianna Tribe. The twins moved back East and married to Garou of the Fianna tribe to further the Garou nation, in about the 1890s. (Note: This a great place for ties for players in NE, EC, and SE Regions). Ardghal became a great warrior and is said to have gained the deed name Stones-Raining-From-Above, for his attack on Fomori using large stones to attack them en-masse. This happened in the summer of 1896.
Stones-Raining-From-Above married a Fianna Kinfolk by the name of Marie Bridget Teeters in the summer of 1905, they had 3 boys, 2 of them being Garou. Bran Ardghal O'Mannion was born a Kinfolk in the winter of 1908. He moved out west and married a member of the Fianna Tribe there (Ties to NW, SW regions players). Colm Baird O'Mannion was born in 1910, a Theurge of the Fianna Tribe. He gained the deed name Speaks-The-Sky, he gained the name in the Spring of 1918. Speaks-The-Sky moved to the Great Lakes area and married a Fianna kinfolk to further the Garou Nation (ties to players in the GL Region). Finn Caedmon O'Mannion was born in 1912, a Philodox of the Fianna tribe, he gained the name Judges-With-Balance, in the autumn of 1922.
Judges-With-Balance married Helen Nicole O'Ronan a kinfolk of the Fianna in the spring of 1924. They had five children, 3 boys, and 2 girls. The firstborn girl was born in the Spring of 1925, died in the first week of being born, and was never named, as such was the tradition of not naming infants in those days.
Niamh Helen O'Mannion a girl was born in the summer of 1926, a kinfolk that relocated to the South and married a Fianna Kinfolk named Cpl. Jonathan “Johnny” Fannon, whom was with the 82nd Airborne and made jumps into France during Operation Boston as part of the D-Day landings and into the Netherlands as part of Operation Market Garden. Johnathan is a member of the Fannon Line. They were married in the spring of 1947 in Texas. (Ties for players wanting to be tied to both O'Mannion and Fannon Lineages.)
Ruadh Finn O'Mannion a red-haired boy kinfolk of the Fianna was born in the summer of 1929. He moved around the Great Plains area, finally settling down and marrying a Fianna Garou in the Spring of 1946 (Ties to players in the NC Region)). Sean Finn O'Mannion a male Kinfolk was born in the Autumn of 1928 and is widely known for his rather promiscuous nature.
Sean Finn O'Mannion at the age of 20 joined the USO in 1948 after the end of World War II, touring around the United States as a trumpet player. He played also with Jazz bands all across the United States, including Alaska, the Hawaiian Island territories, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Somoa, the Virgin Islands, Canada and even the Philippines. It is said that Sean had lovers in every place he toured, often not caring if they were Kinfolk, Garou, or just plain Human. He also had ethnically diverse lovers, long breaking from Clan tradition of Irish marriages. He often sought out Garou willing to just mate and move on, as he often touted his ancestral blessing of bounty to them. In fact, Sean never married, and stayed a bachelor his whole life until his death at the age of 51, when he was murdered by a jealous ex-husband of one of his paramours in an Irish Catholic community in the Summer of 1969. (This is perhaps the best place for any player to have ties to Clan O'Mannion, no matter where you are located. Ethnicity also is extremely open as well.)
Tordhealbhach Finn O'Mannion was born a Galliard Fianna in the Spring of 1930. The son of Finn and Helen O'Mannion, he gained the deed name Screams-The-Fury-of-Gaia in the Winter of 1949 as he fought a pack of Black Spiral Dancers while screaming a war cry that emboldened his packmates to victory against the Wyrm corrupted Garou. He married Susan Treasa O'Flynn in the Spring of 1953. They had one child, a son, born in the Winter of 1960, Kean Caedmon O'Mannion.
Kean Caedmon O'Mannion a Fianna Ahroun, gained the deed name Fury-Against-The-Wyrm in the Autumn of 1980, for his sheer bravery when fighting nearly a dozen Fomori bent on decimating a Sept from being destroyed. Fury married Mary Maeve O'Fahy in the summer of 1985. They had one son, born on November 13th, 1992. Fury-Against-The-Wyrm is said to have been killed by a Wyrm Spawn after the rise of Atehelios in the year 2000. His wife, Mary died in a car crash in January 2005, which many speculate was an assassination by a Fomori.
Noted Descendants of Sean Finn O'Mannion
Note: Due to the rather long line of children that Sean Finn O'Mannion sired, his descendants are separated here for organizational ease
- Ailill Sean O'Mannion Born in 1950 during a rainstorm in the Spring. Born in Delaware. A member of the Sept of the Infinite Morrigan, gained the deed name Speaks-Light-Into-The-Dark a deed name reflecting his power as a Theurge to banish Banes, and bring the Wyld back into corrupted areas, or protect those Wyld places from the encroaching darkness influence of the Wyrm. Sept Leader of the Sept of the Infinite Morrigan an Athro Theurge of the O'Mannion. Speaks-The-Light-Into-the-Dark, helped defend the Silver Tara in the Dark Brigade assaults. (NPC: Created by EC ARST Apocalypse for use in EC DPoTM in Delaware. E-mail: email@example.com)
Suggested Character Builds/Auspices in the Clan
Note: There are no requirements to join this Clan, these are merely suggestions for a new player character build to guide them in a PC that fits into the clan easily.
Crafts is a big one as the O'Mannions are known skilled craftsman in any auspice. The legacy of Craftsmanship Merit for this is also a great suggestion.
Performance of any type is good, even for non-Galliards.
Brawl... yeah we punch things. Often.
Melee. Sometimes we hit it with things when it needs to really get hurt.
Subterfuge. The Clan is full of liars and swindlers. Also being able to get out of any jam without violence can be useful.
Security. Often we need to break in and get things we need. Shiny things. Things worth money.
Intimidation. Sometimes we need to talk a big game as well as hit things.
Linguistics. Especially in Irish Gaelic, but with the ties to the Catholic Church, often Latin, Spanish, Vietnamese, French, Italian, are all good choices as well.
The Heroic Lineage Merit is extremely handy for any O'Mannion PC.
The Flaw Short Fuse fits for the ill temperament often O'Mannions have for being pushed around or watching others be pushed around.
Trouble Magnet is a good choice as trouble seems to find an O'Mannion, whether by action or happenstance.
Having a high Ancestors Background is a great way to solidify the ties to the Clan's long lines of heroes.
O'Mannions have little in inheritance, so Resources Background tend to be fairly low.
Lupus Breed O'Mannions from Wales, are encouraged to take the Insane Anscestor Flaw. They often are descendants of the murderous O'Mannion Lupus, Bloody-Maw, who killed English farmers and herders in the early part of the 18th Century, for revenge of the English policies of Wolf Hunts in Ireland.
- Naomi Athro Rank currently in Isle of Anglesey, Wales, UK. Born a Kinfolk of the O'Mannion line from the Irish Traveler Branch. A Fianna Galliard, Bitten in 2013.
- Grey Fur Athro Rank currently in Isle of Anglesey, Wales, UK. Born from the Lupus Branch of the O'Mannnion Lineage in 1807. A Fianna Ahroun and underwent the First Change in 1811.
- Eileen Oliver Fostern Rank currently in Boston, Massachusetts. Descended from the marriage of the Fannon Lineage, and the Irish-American Line of the O'Mannion Lineage. Granddaughter of Niamh Helen O'Mannion and Cpl. Jonathan “Johnny” Fannon.
- Kieran McNamara Fostern Rank residing in Boston, Massachusetts and also of the Irish-American line. The ties between the McNamara family and the progenitors of the O'Mannion lineage were only recently discovered, and are still being ironed out. Whispers abound of McNamara ties to the Irish Fae as well. First change in 1994 in the wilds of Ireland.
- Balances-the-ways Elder, Stargazer, Lupus Philodox. Residing in Lincoln, Nebraska. First Change in 1867 in the Great Plains. Descended from the North American Lupus Fianna Kin, and a Stargazer Garou.
- Daniel McNiven-O'Mannion Fostern Galliard, recently relocated to Western Massachusetts from Galway, Ireland. Born a Bone Gnawer kin, he joined the O'Mannion family when he married Moira O'Mannion, a younger sister of Naomi. Bitten in 2015 and was drawn to the Fianna Tribe.
- Art O'Mannion Adren Rank currently in Isle of Anglesey, Wales, UK. Born of the O'Mannion line from the Irish Welsh/Irish Traveler Branch, Fianna Ahroun.
- Laughing Tails Athro Rank currently in Isle of Anglesey, Wales, UK. Born of the O'Mannion line from the Irish Welsh/Irish Traveler Branch, Fianna Ragabash.
Contact for: Lineage of existing branches or to talk of new areas.
Player: Josie R
Suggested Links/Musical Inspiration
Links for research
County Galway Wikipedia
Connacht Province Wikipedia
Menlough Wikipedia Site of Clan O'Mannion Stronghold, Approx 130 miles directly West of Dublin.
Celtic Language Information A good primer on Celtic Language history.
A Very Rough Six Minute History of Ireland
Wikipedia Article of Queen Medb on Wikipedia
Uí Maine Article Wikipedia
Wikipedia Article on the Kings of Connacht
Irish Names In case you need help creating Irish names. This was used to create the Lineage names on the United States branch.
Clans of Ireland, Counties Galway and Roscommon This was used for some help nailing down the origin of O'Mannion
Celtic Totem Animals A great list for Fianna players to use. O'Mannion used Rabbits, Hares, and Jackalopes.
Clisare's Cursing in Irish A youtuber teaches us how to curse in Gailege, or Irish. Could be of some great use.
Wikipedia for Irish Travelers Community Wiki about Irish Traveler ethnic group.
Wolves in Ireland Wikipedia A long history of the Wolf hunts conducted in Ireland, to exterminate the Wolves of Ireland.
National Geographic Traveler Community Article A great read on the Irish Traveler Community.
History of Irish Emigration to Wales An uneasy history of the Irish in Wales starting in 1840.
Welsh Mythology on Hares A great link on the mythological symbolism of the Hare in Welsh myth.
Gaelic Storm "Scalliwag" Perhaps the theme song for the Clan O'Mannion.
Gaelic Storm "One More Day Above the Roses" The O'Mannion Clan outlook on life in a nutshell.
Gaelic Storm "The Night I Punched Russell Crowe" O'Mannions are getting in trouble all the time. This song is a tribute to that sort of drunken nights of troublemaking.
Why Paddy's not at Work When you upset that Crazy ancestor Spirit and your luck runs out.
Clancy Brothers Music Beer Beer Beer
High Kings Cover of "The Parting Glass"
Cruachan "The Fianna"
Darby O'Gill Cover of "Finnegan's wake"
Níl Sé'n Lá
The Dead South "In Hell...
Seo Linn Covering Óró Sé do Bheatha Bhaile A great version of the story of Gráinne Ni Mháille or Granuaile (Anglicized as Grace O'Malley, Grany Malley) reads like the most brazen and unlikely sort of adventure fiction, but there's history as well as myth in the legend of the Irish noblewoman who led a band of 200 sea-raiders from the coast of Galway in the sixteenth century.
Peatbog Faeries "Wako King Hako"