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The Association Muintir Uí Cheallaigh was inaugurated in Roscommonon 26 May 1995 in order to share knowledge, kinship and friendship among the Ó Ceallaighs, Ó Kellys and Kellys and to hold regular clan gatherings throughout the country.

All of us in the Clan are blessed with a noble and ancient name.
Our Clan is highly influential and respected throughout the world.

In 1351 William Boy held a great feast in his castle at Galley on the shores of Lough Ree, CountyRoscommon and as a result of it was responsible for the proverbial Failte Uí Cheallaigh.

Tadh Mor Ó Cheallaigh who fought with Brian Boru at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014 and from whose last words as he lay mortally wounded came our thrilling moto – “Turris Fortis Mihi Deus” (God is my strong tower).

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Obituary for Dr. Joseph Kelly, longtime Council member and historian for the Kelly Clan Association

Obituary for Dr. Joseph Kelly, longtime Council member and historian for the Kelly Clan Association

KELLY, Joe (M. Ch., Orth. F.R.C.S.I.) May 28, 2019; (Maree Road, Oranmore, Co. Galway and formerly Béal an Mhuirthead/Belmullet, Co. Mayo) (peacefully) after a sudden illness, surrounded by his loving family in the wonderful care of the staff at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin following the excellent work of the A & E Dept., at UHG. Predeceased […]

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