Thomas mac Edmond Albanach de Burca

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Thomas mac Edmond Albanach de Burca, 2nd Mac William Iochtar , aka Lower Mac William or Mac William Bourke, died 1402.

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Family background

A son of Sir Edmond Albanach de Burgh and Sadhbh Ni Maillie (daughter of Diarmuid mac Owen Ó Máille), de Burca succeeded his father in 1375. He died in 1402, and was succeeded by Walter mac Thomas de Burca. He had issue:

Edmond Albanach de Burgh, 1st Mac William Íochtar, born before 1315, died 1375.

Walter mac Thomas de Burca, aka Walter Bourke, 3rd Mac William Iochtar and lord of Lower (North) Connacht, died 1440.

From his son, Walter, descended almost all subsequent Mac William Iochtar's and their successors.

Annalistic references

From the Annals of the Four Masters:

Strade Village in Connacht, Ireland

Straide, or Strade, is a village in County Mayo, Ireland. It is located on the N58 national secondary road between Foxford and Castlebar. The name Strade is an anglicisation of the Irish words an tsráid, meaning the street.


Irish: Tír Fhíacrach Múaidhe, meaning "Country of the Uí Fhíacrach of the River Moy" is a territory in County Sligo in northwest Ireland. It is now represented by the barony of Tireragh.

Sligo Town in Connacht, Ireland

Sligo is a coastal seaport and the county town of County Sligo, Ireland, within the western province of Connacht. With a population of approximately 20,000 in 2016, it is the second largest urban centre in the West of Ireland, with only Galway being larger. The Sligo Borough District constitutes 61% (38,581) of the county's population of 63,000.

Preceded by
Edmond Albanach de Burgh
Mac William Íochtar
1375–1402
Succeeded by
Walter mac Thomas Bourke

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