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He appears to have carried out a number of raids into other territories in 1130s and in 1143 assisted Toirdelbach Ua Conchobair in the capture of his son Ruaidhri.In 1144 he was given half of East Meath, with the other half going to Diarmait Mac Murchada, king of Leinster, by Ua Choncobair.The main stronghold of the family was at Dromahair, on the shores of Lough Gill in Co Leitrim.In common with most of the other ruling families of Gaelic Ireland, the O’Rourkes lost all of their possessions in the great upheavals of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.Henry agreed to allow Mac Murchada to recruit mercenary soldiers from amongst his subjects.



The Ruarc from whom the surname derives was a ninth-century King of Breifne, an area covering most of the modern counties of Leitrim and Cavan, along with part of Co Longford.Ruaidhri, was taken by Toirdhealbhach Ua Conchobhair, in violation of laity and clergy, relics and protection.These were the sureties: Muireadhach Ua Dubhthaigh, with the clergy and laity of Connacht; Tadhg Ua Briain, lord of Thomond; Tighearnan Ua Ruairc, lord of Breifne; and Murchadh, son of Gilla-na-naemh Ua Fearghail, lord of Muintir-Anghaile.Both Ua Ruairc and Mac Murchadh joined the High King in a raid into Munster in 1151.

In 1152, Ua Ruairc’s wife, Derbforgaill, was abducted along with her cattle and material wealth by Mac Murchada, who made a hosting into Ua Ruairc’s territory aided by Toirdelbach Ua Conchobair.

However, the line of descent from the last Chief of the Name, Brian Ballgh O’Rourke, who was inaugurated in 1529 and died in 1562, remains intact.