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KAVANAGH : (Celtic or Gaelic.) Coamhamach, mild, benevolent, merciful; a friend, a companion. Mr. John O'Donovan says, that Donnell Cavanagh was so called from having been fostered by the Coarb of St Cavan, at Kilcavan, in the present county of Wexford, Ireland.


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