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O'Brien, Conor, third earl of Thomond (c. 1535–1581), landowner and rebel, was the eldest son of Donough O'Brien, second earl of Thomond (c.1515–1553), and Helen, youngest daughter of Piers Butler, eighth earl of Ormond. He was the first O'Brien to inherit the earldom since ...

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O'Brien, Murrough, first earl of Thomond (d. 1551), chieftain and rebel, was the third son of Turlough Donn O'Brien (d. 1528), lord of Thomond, and Raghnailt, daughter of John MacNamara, chief of Clancullen. In 1531 Murrough became tanist to his older brother ...