The surname Mulcahy is of Irish Gaelic origin, being anglicised from "Ó Maolchathaigh". The Ó Maolchathaigh sept most likely originated in County Waterford, and 16th and 17th century records show that the family was most numerous in that county as well as Cork and Tipperary.

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