|Dave Swift in Gallóglach dress|
Gallóglaigh families are found throughout Ireland. The Gallóglaigh families originate in the Hebrides and west Highlands of Scotland. They settled in Ireland from 1250 AD to 1350 AD, eventually become their own 'clans' throughout Ireland. They were a warrior caste in which the sons of a Gallóglach would follow his father's profession. Gallóglach is the singular and Gallóglaigh is the plural.