Coming to Scotland from Ireland in the 11th century, the Munros are descended from Donald Munro. son of Ó Catháin or O’Kain, an Irish chief.
The clan would eventually settle in the north of Scotland and would become particularly associated with the district of Easter-Ross. It is here that the clan would settle at their traditional chiefly seat, Foulis Castle.
Today, the chief of Clan Munro is Hector Munro of Foulis.