MacNeil Tartan & Clan

Clan MacNeil claims descent from Niall, a descendent of Aodh O'Neill, a king of Northern Ireland at the beginning of the eleventh century. Niall came to the island of Barra in the Outer Hebrides around 1094 and is commonly held to be the first chief of the clan.

Clan MacNeil Crest & Motto

Macneil

"Buaidh No Bas"

Conquer or Die
OTHER NAMES WHO WEAR THE MacNeil TARTAN:

WHAT DOES THE MacNeil NAME MEAN?
Clan MacNeil is also known in Scotland as Clan Niall

WHERE DOES THE MacNeil CLAN HAIL FROM?
Barra on the Outer Hebrides of Scotland

For centuries the MacNeil clan based on the Hebridean island of Barra have proudly claimed to be descendants of Ireland's "greatest" King, Niall of the Nine Hostages, whose dynasty dominated Ireland between the 5th and 10th Centuries, got his name from taking hostages as a strategy against his opponent chieftains. The King, who died in 405AD, was the founder of the longest and most powerful Irish royal dynasty and known by some as the greatest king that Ireland ever knew.