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Daniel McMahon

Daniel and his sister Mary McMahon came to New York in 1928.

He married Annie Clarke of Baileborough, Co. Cavan and joined the Claremen and Women's Association in 1936.

He was very active in the organisation and was elected President in 1962.

He was descended from the old Dalcassian Clan of Caherogan which was at one time the most powerful clan in west and south Clare.

In later generations, the McMahons spread to East Clare where they became very powerful especially in the Barony of Tulla Upper.  In the parishes of Tulla, Feakle and Killanena/Flagmount they became a very powerful clan.  There is an old tradition that the McMahons of East Clare travelled to Ennis once a year to meet with their kinsmen from West Clare.  At that meeting many celebrations and discussions took place and as the story goes some matches were made.  There is one thing certain however, it is that the McMahons have a reputation for being close together and of sticking together in difficult situations.

Patrick McMahon married Nora Frawley of Knockliscrane and had a family of 6 children.  Daniel and Mary both came to New York 

Location in USA: 
New York