This tartan is a colour modification of MacLean of Duart. Believed for many years to have been recorded in ‘Clans Originaux’ (Paris, 1880) as Murphy and later renamed ‘Tara’ (1967). Later research suggests that none of the tartans included in Clans Originaux are Irish.


THE name of this clan is Clan Aonghais in Gaelic. Its chiefs appear to have been Constables of Kinlochaline Castle. One branch was hereditary bowmen to The Mackinnon.