September 5, 2006)
The O'Hora-O'Hara Connection
I read am
intresting comment on this web site. The name O'Hora is in fact the
same name as O'Hara. Both are English spellings of an Irish name.
During the 1798 rebellion (the year of the French) the O'Hara name was
dropped by some O'Horas also to avoid been associated with Michael
(White) O'Hora as he was against the English in the rebellion and some
O'Haras were not seen to be part of the rebellion. However all the
O'Horas were severly punished and all the lands taken from them after
that rebellion; many were killed and those that did live kept the name.
It is only common in the west of Ireland around the Ballina Area.