MacNeill, also known in Scotland as Clan Niall, is a highland Scottish clan, particularly associated with the Outer Hebridean island of Barra. The early history of Clan MacNeil is obscure, however despite this the clan claims to descend from the legendary Irish King Niall of the nine hostages. The clan itself takes its name from a Niall who lived in the 13th or early 14th century, and who belonged to the same dynastic family of Cowal and Knapdale as the ancestors of the Lamonts, MacEwens of Otter, Maclachlans, and the MacSweens. While the clan is centred in Barra in the Outer Hebrides, there is a branch of the clan in Argyll (McNeill/MacNeill) that some historians have speculated was more senior in line, or possibly even unrelated. However, according to Scots law the current chief of Clan Macneil is the chief of all MacNeil(l)s
Your proud Scottish Clan heritage can be displayed by wearing this large Scottish Clan crest sterling silver badge. All known Clan badges are produced in sterling silver. Unique or rare Clan badges are custom made at the same price. There are no additional charges.
Crest Size: 1-15/16 " (45mm) W x 2-1/4" (57mm) L.
This Clan badge weighs almost one full ounce (31.1 g)