Glynn (1825-1882) and Mary Mullen (1828-1889) of Culkeen,
County Roscommon had a family of seven boys (that we know
of). Three of the sons, Patrick, the eldest, (1845-1922),
Thomas, second (1848-1922 and Joseph, seventh, (1860-1926)
immigrated to Kansas City , Missouri. Michael the third son died as an
infant. The 4th, 5th and 6th sons James (1855-1934), John
(1855-1929) and Hugh (1858-1889) stayed in Ireland.
McGlynn rather than Glynn is the
most correct English version of the surname.
The Irish surname Glynn
is an English form of the Gaelic "Mag Fhloinn",
which in turn derives from "flann", meaning "ruddy".
"Mag" is a form of "Mac", meaning "son". The main
sept of "Mag Fhloinn" originated in
Westmeath/Roscommon, but the name is common in
Ireland today. Other Glynn families may be descended
from Welsh or English families.
Where is Culkeen?
The house built by Michael Glynn
on seven acres of poor land in
An update of
Glynntree, (May 2017)
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