O Dempsey; Their territory in the twelfth century, roughly between Geashill and Kildare was known as Maol Ugra (Clanmaliere). They were known to be patrons of religion, as when Dermot Dempsey founded the Cistercian Abbey in Monastrevin.
O Molloy; The name in Irish is O Maolmuidh, and they were the chieftains of the territory of Fir Ceall. They are descendants of Maolmuidh and were firsr mentioned in the Annals in the year 920A.D. Important branches of the family lived at Broughall, Aghadonagh, Clonbela, Rathlihen, Ballycowan.
Mc Coghlan; This strong dynasty has castles at Garrycastle, Cloghan, Clononey, Tougher, Liscloney, Esker, Fadden, Coole and Banagher. Thomas Mc Caughlan, ruled his land with a rod of iron and was described as a handsome man, gallant, eccentric, proud, satirical and hospitable.