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Ó Frighil

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Ó Frighil

Ó Frighil, Ó Fearghial (anglicised O'Friel) is a surname of Tyrconnell (modern-day County Donegal).

The origin of the names comes from Firghil (Ó Fearghial or Fergal), a descendant of Eoghan, (son of Niall Noígíallach, the most prolific warrior in Irish history) brother of St. Columcille, and are thus nearest in descent to Columcille. The name Fearghial is composed of "fear." meaning man and "gal," meaning valour.

The leading line of the family were hereditary coarbs of Kilmacrenan, County Donegal. Before the introduction of Christianity, the family was a

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