Clann Ó Drisceoil, the O Driscoll Clan have, for over 1,500 years,
been anchored in the ancient district of Corcu Lóegde, now known as Carbery,
in West Cork, Ireland. Genealogists give the family a descent from Ith son
of Bregon, a paternal uncle of Mil who was one of the first to settle in Ireland.
The Ui Etersceoil or O Driscolls are named from one Eterscél who was head of the
family sometime in the first half of the tenth century or from a later descendant
Eterscél son of Finn who lived in the mid-eleventh century. Baltimore and the three
islands of Cape Clear, Sherkin and Heir in Co. Cork are the heart of the territory
which was left to the O Driscolls after the Battle of Kinsale 1601.