Fogarty surname history

Fogarty, in Irish O Fogartaigh, from fogartach thought to mean outlawed or exiled, is a name which is indelibily associated with Co. Tipperary, the place of its origin. Eliogarty, the name of an ancient barony in the south of the county derives from the family.

The centre of the family power was at Castlefogarty, in the civil parish of Ballycahill near the modern town of Thurles.

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