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MacNeil Clan

Claimed to have been descended from a prince of the Irish Uí Néill dynasty, Ánrothán Ua Néill, the MacNeil clan is associated with the Western Isles and particularly the Island of Barra.

The historic seat of the clan is at Kisimul Castle in Barra – located on a small island off the coast of the main island. The castle was used by the family until 1838.

The current chief of clan MacNeil is Roderick Wilson Macneil of Barra.

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Septs: MACGOUGAN, MACGRAIL, MACGUGAN, MACGUIGAN, MACNEAL, MACNEALE, MACNEIL, MACNEILAGE, MACNEILL, MACNELLY, MACNIEL, MCGOUGAN, MCGRAIL, MCGUGAN, MCGUIGAN, MCNEAL, MCNEALE, MCNEIL, MCNEILAGE, MCNEILL, MCNELLY, MCNIEL, NEAL, NEALE, NEIL, NEILL, NEILSON, NELSON, NIELSON
Motto: BUAIDH NO BAS
Translation: TO CONQUER OR DIE
Crest: On a chapeau, Gules, furred Ermine, a rock, Proper.
scottish macneil of barra ancient tartan

MacNeil of Barra Ancient Tartan

scottish macneil of barra modern tartan

MacNeil of Barra Modern Tartan

scottish macneill of colonsay ancient tartan

MacNeil of Colonsay Ancient Tartan

scottish macneill of colonsay modern tartan

MacNeil of Colonsay Modern Tartan