IRMA TIMES, DECEMBER 14TH 1928 P 6
THE O’MALLEYS CLAIM THEY GO BACK TO 365 A.D.
Apart from the Royal Family which is the oldest in Great Britain and Ireland?
This provocative question has produced volumes of correspondence from ancient families claiming the honor. Latest and most impressive of all is a claim from a member of the O’Malley family which has been settled in Galway for centuries.
In his letter he stated that there is in existence a documented pedigree showing that his family, of which Sir Nevile Wilkinson, the Ulster King of Arms, is a member through the female line, can be traced back to an ancestor who flourished in A.D. 365 or nearly half a century before the Romans left Britain.