There are variant etymologies proposed for Mc Nulty.
As persons of a surname originating in southeastern Ulster's Ulidia (kingdom), by any scenario posed by scholars, the Mc Nulty are descended of the Red Branch royal houses of the Dál Fiatach group of the Ulaid dynasties, which include also the house of Mac Donlevy (Irish Mac or Ó Duinnshléibhe), which produced the line of royals, who last ruled all the Ulaid as their over-kings.
“Some of our drills have been very deliberate because the threat that we focused on in Afghanistan was from improvised explosive devices, so they were slower than they need to be here.
“Obstacle crossing, for example a bridge, was very slow, very deliberate because in Afghanistan it would be a choke point where IEDs could be laid, whereas the Ukrainians don’t have that time.
Mac and Nic an Ultaigh and its many Anglicizations may, also, though, be encountered without further elaboration in more ambivalently obscured and, likely, inadvertently, gender biased English translation as simply "son of an Ulsterman " In any of these translations, though, the surname Mc Nulty connotes that its bearer is descended from the Ulaid, a nation of people, that is the ancient Irish Uluti tribe, which dynasties in remote times ruled the entirety of the North of Ireland.
The "Ulaid", "Ulaidh" or "Ultaigh" (anglcized or corrupted "Nulty") are actually equated in English translation to "Ulsterites or an Ulsterite" and their former territory of the "Ulaidh (province)" is equated in English translation to "Ulster", because the Ulaid in remote times so occupied roughly the land of the 9 modern counties, which are Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Coleraine (now Londonderry), Tyrone, Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan, of historic Ulster province in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
He said: “They definitely see, rightly or wrongly, Afghanistan and Iraq as a peacekeeping mission.